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problems activating Vista after format of HDD

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  • I installed an OEM copy of Vista on a friend's machine (different OEM) after identifying that the HDD was damaged in several sectors. (I re-used the HDD after playing around to ensure all damage was in unused partitions - economy plus I hoped to reduce subsequent activation problems.) I was not over surprised to find online activation failed, but surprised to find that I was offered no "phone home" option, only a help page. I ran slui.exe 4 which simply brought up the same scenario

    I have spent a fair bit of frustration trying to sort this out, including something I found in another thread:

    1) Open an Internet Browser window.
    2) Type: %windir%\system32 into the browser address bar.
    3) Find the file CMD.exe
    4) Right-Click on CMD.exe and select 'Run as Administrator'
    5) Type: net stop slsvc  (it may ask you if you are sure, select yes)
    6) Type: cd %windir%\ServiceProfiles\NetworkService\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\SoftwareLicensing
    7) Type: rename tokens.dat tokens.bar
    8) Type: cd %windir%\system32
    9) Type: net start slsvc
    10) Type: cscript slmgr.vbs -rilc (It may take a long time for this to complete, please be patient)
    11) Restart your computer twice.
    12) You may be required to enter the Product Key and/or Activate. 

    .Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
    -----------------------------------------
    Windows Validation Data-->
    Validation Status: Genuine
    Validation Code: 0
    Cached Online Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0xc004f012
    Windows Product Key: *****-*****-VRW92-3VTYM-HBTPB
    Windows Product Key Hash: f2jozkw0zs2dOBYEfV90nVZaNP0=
    Windows Product ID: 89572-OEM-7332166-00152
    Windows Product ID Type: 2
    Windows License Type: OEM SLP
    Windows OS version: 6.0.6001.2.00010300.1.0.002
    ID: {EF408976-A742-4062-A568-B98C23CFD607}(1)
    Is Admin: Yes
    TestCab: 0x0
    LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    Product Name: Windows Vista (TM) Home Basic
    Architecture: 0x00000000
    Build lab: 6001.longhorn_rtm.080118-1840
    TTS Error: 
    Validation Diagnostic: 
    Resolution Status: N/A

    Vista WgaER Data-->
    ThreatID(s): N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

    Windows XP Notifications Data-->
    Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    File Exists: No
    Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    WgaTray.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    WgaLogon.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

    OGA Notifications Data-->
    Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    OGAExec.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    OGAAddin.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

    OGA Data-->
    Office Status: 109 N/A
    OGA Version: N/A, 0x80070002
    Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    Office Diagnostics: 025D1FF3-364-80041010_025D1FF3-229-80041010_025D1FF3-230-1_025D1FF3-517-80040154_025D1FF3-237-80040154_025D1FF3-238-2_025D1FF3-244-80070002_025D1FF3-258-3

    Browser Data-->
    Proxy settings: N/A
    User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Win32)
    Default Browser: C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
    Download signed ActiveX controls: Prompt
    Download unsigned ActiveX controls: Disabled
    Run ActiveX controls and plug-ins: Allowed
    Initialize and script ActiveX controls not marked as safe: Disabled
    Allow scripting of Internet Explorer Webbrowser control: Disabled
    Active scripting: Allowed
    Script ActiveX controls marked as safe for scripting: Allowed

    File Scan Data-->

    Other data-->
    Office Details: <GenuineResults><MachineData><UGUID>{EF408976-A742-4062-A568-B98C23CFD607}</UGUID><Version>1.9.0027.0</Version><OS>6.0.6001.2.00010300.1.0.002</OS><Architecture>x32</Architecture><PKey>*****-*****-*****-*****-HBTPB</PKey><PID>89572-OEM-7332166-00152</PID><PIDType>2</PIDType><SID>S-1-5-21-3380158482-9048305-3713027459</SID><SYSTEM><Manufacturer>TOSHIBA</Manufacturer><Model>Satellite L300D</Model></SYSTEM><BIOS><Manufacturer>Insyde Corp.</Manufacturer><Version>1.70</Version><SMBIOSVersion major="2" minor="4"/><Date>20090730000000.000000+000</Date></BIOS><HWID>A5333507018400F6</HWID><UserLCID>0809</UserLCID><SystemLCID>0409</SystemLCID><TimeZone>GMT Standard Time(GMT+00:00)</TimeZone><iJoin>0</iJoin><SBID><stat>3</stat><msppid></msppid><name></name><model></model></SBID><OEM><OEMID>TOSINV</OEMID><OEMTableID>TOSINV00</OEMTableID></OEM><GANotification/></MachineData><Software><Office><Result>109</Result><Products/><Applications/></Office></Software></GenuineResults>  

    Spsys.log Content: 0x80070002

    Licensing Data-->
    Software licensing service version: 6.0.6001.18000
    Name: Windows(TM) Vista, HomeBasic edition
    Description: Windows Operating System - Vista, OEM_SLP channel
    Activation ID: 199086aa-6cb8-4e5b-b698-f2be56f1e8ee
    Application ID: 55c92734-d682-4d71-983e-d6ec3f16059f
    Extended PID: 89572-00146-321-600152-02-2057-6001.0000-3162012
    Installation ID: 013363604623999836566746240153038985081714884306085241
    Processor Certificate URL: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=43473
    Machine Certificate URL: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=43474
    Use License URL: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=43476
    Product Key Certificate URL: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=43475
    Partial Product Key: HBTPB
    License Status: Initial grace period
    Time remaining: 42060 minute(s) (29 day(s))

    Windows Activation Technologies-->
    N/A

    HWID Data-->
    HWID Hash Current: NgAAAAEABAABAAEAAQABAAAAAwABAAEAJJSEA4SKsK4yy1T5EDNGhNRK8vTMSeyeulOsVg4e

    OEM Activation 1.0 Data-->
    N/A

    OEM Activation 2.0 Data-->
    BIOS valid for OA 2.0: yes
    Windows marker version: 0x20000
    OEMID and OEMTableID Consistent: yes
    BIOS Information: 
      ACPI Table Name OEMID Value OEMTableID Value
      APIC TOSINV TOSINV00
      FACP TOSINV TOSINV00
      HPET TOSINV TOSINV00
      BOOT TOSINV TOSINV00
      MCFG TOSINV TOSINV00
      SLIC TOSINV TOSINV00
      SSDT AMD   PowerNow

    Sunday, November 11, 2012 6:38 PM

Answers

  •  You need to change the Product Key to the one on the COA sticker on the machine's case (or inside the battery compartment),  using the Change Product Key link at the bottom of the System properties page.

     

    You may need to activate by phone.   


    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth

    Sunday, November 11, 2012 6:46 PM
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  •  You need to change the Product Key to the one on the COA sticker on the machine's case (or inside the battery compartment),  using the Change Product Key link at the bottom of the System properties page.

     

    You may need to activate by phone.   


    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth

    Sunday, November 11, 2012 6:46 PM
    Moderator
  • Thanks, but this is no help. I recovered the key from the HDD prior to format because it was damaged. The big question for me is, "why am I not offered the phone-home option?". The help box  pops up when I take the "... contact Microsoft by phone ..." option. It has no information of direct use to me.
    Monday, November 12, 2012 10:12 PM
  • You aren't offered the 'phone home' option, because there is no such option with OEM_SLP Keys.

    They CANNOT be activated either over the internet or the phone, as they rely on certificates within the OS, and licenses in the BIOS and self-activate at every boot.

    You MUST change the Key to the one on the COA sticker.


    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth

    Monday, November 12, 2012 10:24 PM
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  • Thank you Noel. This is the first I had heard or read of this. I would have saved a lot of time if ... Thanks again.

    David Glover

    Tuesday, November 13, 2012 12:40 PM
  • You're welcome - good luck

    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth

    Tuesday, November 13, 2012 12:58 PM
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