Windows Media Center Product Key Changer RRS feed

  • Question

  • I'm sure that I've made a mistake trying this but my laptop died, I didn't have the original media so I downloaded a copy online thinking I could use the coa on my laptop to install it.  Well it never asked for the product key.  Now of course I can't validate my Windows XP Media Center install and get updates.

    Please let me know if there is anything I can do!

    Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
    Windows Validation Data-->
    Validation Status: Not Activated
    Validation Code: 1
    Cached Validation Code: N/A
    Windows Product Key: *****-*****-4RFBV-TFY3R-37J23
    Windows Product Key Hash: Y3e+et9q4JpA/EkUaUpHOVPRuN8=
    Windows Product ID: 55034-365-9567573-22067
    Windows Product ID Type: 5
    Windows License Type: Retail
    Windows OS version: 5.1.2600.2.00010100.2.0.med
    ID: {ABEF4C43-04B7-4BF3-8780-AB52A8BBF665}(3)
    Is Admin: Yes
    TestCab: 0x0
    LegitcheckControl ActiveX: Registered,
    Signed By: Microsoft
    Product Name: N/A
    Architecture: N/A
    Build lab: N/A
    TTS Error: N/A
    Validation Diagnostic: 025D1FF3-230-1_025D1FF3-238-2_025D1FF3-244-80070002_025D1FF3-258-3
    Resolution Status: N/A

    Vista WgaER Data-->
    ThreatID(s): N/A
    Version: N/A

    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: B4D0AA8B-543-80070002_025D1FF3-230-1_025D1FF3-238-2_025D1FF3-244-80070002_025D1FF3-258-3

    Browser Data-->
    Proxy settings: N/A
    User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Win32)
    Default Browser: C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\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

    File Scan Data-->
    File Mismatch: C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe[5.1.2600.2180], Hr = 0x800b0100

    Other data-->
    Office Details: <GenuineResults><MachineData><UGUID>{ABEF4C43-04B7-4BF3-8780-AB52A8BBF665}</UGUID><Version>1.9.0027.0</Version><OS>5.1.2600.2.00010100.2.0.med</OS><Architecture>x32</Architecture><PKey>*****-*****-*****-*****-37J23</PKey><PID>55034-365-9567573-22067</PID><PIDType>5</PIDType><SID>S-1-5-21-1292428093-1580436667-682003330</SID><SYSTEM><Manufacturer>TOSHIBA</Manufacturer><Model>Satellite A105</Model></SYSTEM><BIOS><Manufacturer>Phoenix Technologies LTD</Manufacturer><Version>6.00   </Version><SMBIOSVersion major="2" minor="4"/><Date>20070712000000.000000+000</Date></BIOS><HWID>C94F3D07018400EE</HWID><UserLCID>0409</UserLCID><SystemLCID>0409</SystemLCID><TimeZone>Eastern Standard Time(GMT-05:00)</TimeZone><iJoin>0</iJoin><SBID><stat>3</stat><msppid></msppid><name></name><model></model></SBID><OEM/><GANotification/></MachineData>      <Software><Office><Result>109</Result><Products/><Applications/></Office></Software></GenuineResults> 

    Licensing Data-->

    Windows Activation Technologies-->

    HWID Data-->

    OEM Activation 1.0 Data-->
    BIOS string matches: yes
    Marker string from BIOS: 5FB8:HITACHI, Ltd|5FB8:HITACHI, Ltd|5FB8:HITACHI, Ltd|136BA:Semp Toshiba Informatica Ltda|136BA:TOSHIBA CORPORATION
    Marker string from OEMBIOS.DAT: N/A, hr = 0x80004005

    OEM Activation 2.0 Data-->

    As mentioned I do have the the coa on the back with a product key.  If possible please let me know how to change the product key or if that can even be done.

    Friday, November 12, 2010 3:49 PM


  • Hello livetree,

    Unfortunately, the Product Key Update Utility was never programmed to work with XP Media Center Edition, it only works with XP Home and XP Pro.  (I don't recall if anyone ever posted that they used it successfully with XP Tablet Edition, either.)

    Downloading the installation files from the internet was not a good idea anyway because there is a very significant chance that the download you used also has malware embedded within it that allows nefarious types to skim your personal data or draft your computer into a botnet.

    Your best option is to contact Toshiba tech support or customer service to order the exact Recovery Disc needed for your model of Satellite to put the original shipping Windows XP MCE back onto it, which will of course make it Genuine once again.

    Start here to order:  https://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/tais/support/jsp/serviceUnitVerification.jsp

    • Marked as answer by Darin Smith MS Friday, November 12, 2010 10:40 PM
    Friday, November 12, 2010 4:41 PM