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  • Hello, I have purchased my copy of WinXP Pro legally through an volume license available at Purdue University. Purdue has a Microsoft Campus Agreement that allows them to license software at discounted prices to university students and affiliates.

    After installing the recent patch push, WGA has decided to block my VLK.

    I really don't have the time to reinstall Windows. Also, these WGA popup bubbles are annoying and I am tired of explaining this situation to people who are around me when I use the computer.

    What can I do about this? Thank you for your help.

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    WGA Diagnostic Data (1.5.0526.1):
    --------------------
    Genuine Validation Status: Blocked VLK
    Windows Product Key: *****-*****-48RRG-TM9C7-B89RD
    Windows Product Key Hash: 6H5xjApfVk5MRMxzmegeSSFGKTw=
    Windows Product ID: 55274-645-9341812-23157
    Windows Product ID Type: 1
    Windows License Type: Volume
    Windows OS version: 5.1.2600.2.00010100.2.0.pro
    Download Center code: JYQKXN5
    ID: 2f453133-3680-4ade-976a-fbcf8cabce9a
    Is Admin: Yes
    AutoDial: No
    Registry: 0x0
    WGA Version: Registered, 1.5.526.0.
    Signature Type: Microsoft.
    Validation Diagnostic:

    Scan: Complete
    Cryptography: Complete

    Office Status: 114
    Office Diagnostics:

    Proxy settings: N/A
    User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Win32)
    Default Browser: C:\PROGRA~1\MOZILL~1\FIREFOX.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

    Office Details: <GenuineResults><MachineData><UGUID>2f453133-3680-4ade-976a-fbcf8cabce9a</UGUID><Version>1.5.0526.1</Version><OS>5.1.2600.2.00010100.2.0.pro</OS><PID>55274-645-9341812-23157</PID><PIDType>1</PIDType><SID>S-1-5-21-3057704224-955046455-3802400216</SID><SYSTEM><Manufacturer>Sony Corporation</Manufacturer><Model>PCV-RX830(UC)</Model></SYSTEM><BIOS><Manufacturer>Award Software, Inc.</Manufacturer><Version>ACPI BIOS Revision 1001</Version><SMBIOSVersion major="2" minor="3"/><Date>20020820000000.000000+000</Date></BIOS><HWID>2F0001020202020001020201000E55A1C6C1138DDFF009B8AE4553A4D11CD026F97D3D6A5E91D848BF75EC00000000</HWID><UserLCID>0409</UserLCID><SystemLCID>0409</SystemLCID><TimeZone>Central Standard Time(GMT-06:00)</TimeZone></MachineData>      <Software><Office><Result>114</Result><Products><Product GUID="{90280409-6000-11D3-8CFE-0050048383C9}"><LegitResult>114</LegitResult><Name>Microsoft Office XP Professional with FrontPage</Name><Ver>10</Ver><Val>39476F84C4B4004</Val><Hash>4iCnywwNW1w4s9ukTIwGMGxyGic=</Hash><Pid>54185-640-0000025-17253</Pid></Product></Products></Office></Software></GenuineResults> 

    Saturday, May 13, 2006 1:18 AM

Answers

  • There may be some fine print that you didn't read on the VLK agreement.  I am in the same boat with the XP Pro upgrade I obtained legally from the University of Pittsburgh. 

    Their VLK agreement reads as follows:  "Microsoft software is provided to students under the terms of the University's license with Microsoft Corporation and is provided for the exclusive use of the student while he/she is registered as a student at the University of Pittsburgh. Any and all software received under this program may not be rented, given, loaned, or sold to any other person or entity. Students are permitted to keep, for their personal use, copies of Microsoft software received under this license upon leaving the University. In order to do this, the student must visit CSSD Software Licensing Services to complete a Student License Agreement form prior to withdrawal or graduation. One form must be completed for each product license the student wishes to retain."

    I, none-the-less, somehow failed to fill out said form nor can I even know if this was the policy when I left the University in 2003.  Due to my "shortsightedness", I now have a "geographically blocked PID". Since I no longer attend the University of Pittsburgh, I have no way to contact them to fix this problem.

    While my copy of XP is, no doubt, "genuine" and in no way contains any malicious code or hacked binary files, the only solution seems to be to pay Microsoft $149 to make the pop-ups go away.

    Saturday, May 13, 2006 5:34 AM
  • b747:

     

    The copy of office you are using, unfortunately, is also non-genuine and not in any way related to Perdue University.

     

    I recommend either going back to the Perdue IT offices to remedy this, or creating a free WGA support case where we can try and get to the bottom of everything.

     

     http://support.microsoft.com/oas/default.aspx?&c1=509&gprid=9860&

     

    -Phil Liu

    Monday, May 15, 2006 4:40 PM

All replies

  • There may be some fine print that you didn't read on the VLK agreement.  I am in the same boat with the XP Pro upgrade I obtained legally from the University of Pittsburgh. 

    Their VLK agreement reads as follows:  "Microsoft software is provided to students under the terms of the University's license with Microsoft Corporation and is provided for the exclusive use of the student while he/she is registered as a student at the University of Pittsburgh. Any and all software received under this program may not be rented, given, loaned, or sold to any other person or entity. Students are permitted to keep, for their personal use, copies of Microsoft software received under this license upon leaving the University. In order to do this, the student must visit CSSD Software Licensing Services to complete a Student License Agreement form prior to withdrawal or graduation. One form must be completed for each product license the student wishes to retain."

    I, none-the-less, somehow failed to fill out said form nor can I even know if this was the policy when I left the University in 2003.  Due to my "shortsightedness", I now have a "geographically blocked PID". Since I no longer attend the University of Pittsburgh, I have no way to contact them to fix this problem.

    While my copy of XP is, no doubt, "genuine" and in no way contains any malicious code or hacked binary files, the only solution seems to be to pay Microsoft $149 to make the pop-ups go away.

    Saturday, May 13, 2006 5:34 AM
  • There are no such terms with the Purdue University MCA. Purdue licenses become perpetual upon leaving the university. In either case, I have not yet graduated. Details of the Purdue University site license are available at:

    http://www.itap.purdue.edu/support/licensing/SiteLicense/msca/personal.cfm

    I appreciate any help any of you may offer.
    Saturday, May 13, 2006 6:05 AM
  • You need to contact the Purdue University officials in charge of MSCA licensing in order to resolve your issue.
    Saturday, May 13, 2006 2:07 PM
    Moderator
  • In your case, it may be an issue with #4 on the MSCA list of terms and conditions:

    "If the MSCA is terminated or is not renewed by the University while you are still a student, you are required to remove any software acquired under the MSCA from the computer on which it is installed or else purchase a license for each product."

    Also, #5 says that there's a "perpetual license" only if Purdue's agreement with Microsoft is still in place.  If Purdue or MS terminate the agreement, the license is void as well.

    If you are still a registered and active student at Purdue, you should be able to contact itap-licensing@purdue.edu.

    Saturday, May 13, 2006 4:25 PM
  •  b747 wrote:
    Hello, I have purchased my copy of WinXP Pro legally through an volume license available at Purdue University. Purdue has a Microsoft Campus Agreement that allows them to license software at discounted prices to university students and affiliates.

    After installing the recent patch push, WGA has decided to block my VLK.

    I really don't have the time to reinstall Windows. Also, these WGA popup bubbles are annoying and I am tired of explaining this situation to people who are around me when I use the computer.

    What can I do about this? Thank you for your help.

    --

    WGA Diagnostic Data (1.5.0526.1):
    --------------------
    Genuine Validation Status: Blocked VLK
    Windows Product Key: *****-*****-48RRG-TM9C7-B89RD
    Windows Product Key Hash: 6H5xjApfVk5MRMxzmegeSSFGKTw=
    Windows Product ID: 55274-645-9341812-23157
    Windows Product ID Type: 1
    Windows License Type: Volume
    Windows OS version: 5.1.2600.2.00010100.2.0.pro
    Download Center code: JYQKXN5
    ID: 2f453133-3680-4ade-976a-fbcf8cabce9a
    Is Admin: Yes
    AutoDial: No
    Registry: 0x0
    WGA Version: Registered, 1.5.526.0.
    Signature Type: Microsoft.
    Validation Diagnostic:

    Scan: Complete
    Cryptography: Complete

    Office Status: 114
    Office Diagnostics:

    Proxy settings: N/A
    User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Win32)
    Default Browser: C:\PROGRA~1\MOZILL~1\FIREFOX.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

    Office Details: <GenuineResults><MachineData><UGUID>2f453133-3680-4ade-976a-fbcf8cabce9a</UGUID><Version>1.5.0526.1</Version><OS>5.1.2600.2.00010100.2.0.pro</OS><PID>55274-645-9341812-23157</PID><PIDType>1</PIDType><SID>S-1-5-21-3057704224-955046455-3802400216</SID><SYSTEM><Manufacturer>Sony Corporation</Manufacturer><Model>PCV-RX830(UC)</Model></SYSTEM><BIOS><Manufacturer>Award Software, Inc.</Manufacturer><Version>ACPI BIOS Revision 1001</Version><SMBIOSVersion major="2" minor="3"/><Date>20020820000000.000000+000</Date></BIOS><HWID>2F0001020202020001020201000E55A1C6C1138DDFF009B8AE4553A4D11CD026F97D3D6A5E91D848BF75EC00000000</HWID><UserLCID>0409</UserLCID><SystemLCID>0409</SystemLCID><TimeZone>Central Standard Time(GMT-06:00)</TimeZone></MachineData>      <Software><Office><Result>114</Result><Products><Product GUID="{90280409-6000-11D3-8CFE-0050048383C9}"><LegitResult>114</LegitResult><Name>Microsoft Office XP Professional with FrontPage</Name><Ver>10</Ver><Val>39476F84C4B4004</Val><Hash>4iCnywwNW1w4s9ukTIwGMGxyGic=</Hash><Pid>54185-640-0000025-17253</Pid></Product></Products></Office></Software></GenuineResults> 

     

    B747:

     

    Hm, interesting. If you are currently a student or faculty member of the university, I would suggest heading back to the IT department where you purchased your student copy. They will be able to help you directly.

     

    Also, where did you purchase your Office copy? Student store as well?

     

    Please let me know ASAP, so I can see if there is an issue with the Perdue University VLK.

     

    -Phil Liu

    Sunday, May 14, 2006 6:04 AM
  • My Office was also purchased from Purdue under the MCA.

    Thanks, Phil.
    Sunday, May 14, 2006 5:15 PM
  • b747:

     

    The copy of office you are using, unfortunately, is also non-genuine and not in any way related to Perdue University.

     

    I recommend either going back to the Perdue IT offices to remedy this, or creating a free WGA support case where we can try and get to the bottom of everything.

     

     http://support.microsoft.com/oas/default.aspx?&c1=509&gprid=9860&

     

    -Phil Liu

    Monday, May 15, 2006 4:40 PM