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Concern about a purchase of Win XP SP3 OEM RRS feed

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  • Hi folks,

    I just purchased a couple copies of Windows XP SP3 OEM sets.

    Here are the pics of the COA. Looks somewhat suspicious. I've blacked out the product keys, so no worries there.

    I've installed one of the copies, but have not activated yet (So I hv an excuse to return it for a full refund 'coz I've not activated it). I also run MGADIAG and here's the result:

     

    Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
    -----------------------------------------
    Windows Validation Data-->
    Validation Status: Not Activated
    Validation Code: 1
    Cached Validation Code: N/A
    Windows Product Key: *****-*****-BBMVF-KXH4W-39W7T
    Windows Product Key Hash: wR4NlS43quywKIHR0rChO4JCHO8=
    Windows Product ID: 76487-111-7096346-22557
    Windows Product ID Type: 5
    Windows License Type: Retail
    Windows OS version: 5.1.2600.2.00010100.3.0.pro
    ID: {1FBDBB28-61A7-4E51-BDC8-63A4732E954B}(1)
    Is Admin: Yes
    TestCab: 0x0
    LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    Product Name: N/A
    Architecture: N/A
    Build lab: N/A
    TTS Error: N/A
    Validation Diagnostic: 025D1FF3-230-1_025D1FF3-238-2_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_025D1FF3-258-3
    
    Browser Data-->
    Proxy settings: 
    User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Win32)
    Default Browser: E:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.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>{1FBDBB28-61A7-4E51-BDC8-63A4732E954B}</UGUID>
    <Version>1.9.0027.0</Version><OS>5.1.2600.2.00010100.3.0.pro</OS><Architecture>x32</Architecture><PKey>*****-*****-*****-*****-39W7T</PKey>
    <PID>76487-111-7096346-22557</PID><PIDType>5</PIDType><SID>S-1-5-21-1715567821-1284227242-1606980848</SID>
    <SYSTEM><Manufacturer>HP PAVILION 06 </Manufacturer><Model>Asterope </Model></SYSTEM>
    <BIOS><Manufacturer>American Megatrends Inc.</Manufacturer><Version>3.23</Version><SMBIOSVersion major="2" minor="4"/>
    <Date>20061130000000.000000+000</Date></BIOS><HWID>073A3C070184C07C</HWID><UserLCID>0409</UserLCID><SystemLCID>0409</SystemLCID>
    <TimeZone>SE Asia Standard Time(GMT+07:00)</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--> N/A Windows Activation Technologies--> N/A HWID Data--> N/A OEM Activation 1.0 Data--> BIOS string matches: yes Marker string from BIOS: 1C227:Compaq Computer Corporation|1C227:Compaq Computer Corporation|1405C:GENUINE C&C INC|1C227:Hewlett-Packard Company|18850:Hewlett-Packard Company Marker string from OEMBIOS.DAT: N/A, hr = 0x80004005 OEM Activation 2.0 Data--> N/A

     

    Here are what aroused my suspicions:

    1. Per "How To Tell" website,

    I. COA's security thread is not woven into the paper

    II. It doesn't show "Your Potential" when I tried heating it using hair dryer (Am I right here to use hair dryer to check for the hidden message?),

    III. When I looked at the back of the COA sticker (the sticky part), the security thread is just by itself (not woven into the paper)

    IV. The Port-Hole are clean cut, unlike that on "How to tell" website which look somewhat "fiber-y"

    Please take a look of what I mean:

    Front of COA:

    http://i53.tinypic.com/wtzywk.jpg

     

    Back of COA:

    http://i53.tinypic.com/hwzpxy.jpg

     

    2. I loaded the installation disk, the volume name of the CD is GRTMPFPP_EN, which after googling, says that it's a retail version of Win XP SP3, not OEM

    3. The EULA.txt on CD at the end of the text displays "EULAID: XPSP3_RTM_PRO_RTL_EN"

    4. SETUPP.INI at \I386\SETUPP.INI has PID of 76487000

    Anyone can confirm if my suspicions are true?

    • Edited by drdarth Sunday, September 19, 2010 2:19 AM
    Saturday, September 18, 2010 5:50 PM

Answers

  • From your MGA Report:

    Windows License Type: Retail

    Unfortunately, the software is counterfeit.  Your MGA Report states it is a Retail version, yet the CD is labled OEM.  Demand an immediate refund from the seller!


    Carey Frisch
    • Marked as answer by drdarth Monday, September 20, 2010 11:34 AM
    Saturday, September 18, 2010 7:40 PM
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  • Hello drdarth,

    Agree with Carey, the installation tells you that an OEM disc installed a retail product, it's a slam dunk.

    The CoA looks pretty bad, too, for the reasons you mentioned:  the portholes are too clean-cut, and the silver thread is not interwoven into the layers of the CoA.

    Have not heard about the hair dryer thing, though....


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    • Marked as answer by drdarth Monday, September 20, 2010 11:35 AM
    Sunday, September 19, 2010 2:32 AM

All replies

  • From your MGA Report:

    Windows License Type: Retail

    Unfortunately, the software is counterfeit.  Your MGA Report states it is a Retail version, yet the CD is labled OEM.  Demand an immediate refund from the seller!


    Carey Frisch
    • Marked as answer by drdarth Monday, September 20, 2010 11:34 AM
    Saturday, September 18, 2010 7:40 PM
    Moderator
  • How about the COA sticker? Does the legit one has the security thread like that?

    How abt the PID from the MGA report, does it say what kind of product key I installed? MSDN perhaps?

    The more reasons I can show if it's not really legit, the "more" power of reasoning I have with the seller.

    Sunday, September 19, 2010 2:21 AM
  • Hello drdarth,

    Agree with Carey, the installation tells you that an OEM disc installed a retail product, it's a slam dunk.

    The CoA looks pretty bad, too, for the reasons you mentioned:  the portholes are too clean-cut, and the silver thread is not interwoven into the layers of the CoA.

    Have not heard about the hair dryer thing, though....


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    • Marked as answer by drdarth Monday, September 20, 2010 11:35 AM
    Sunday, September 19, 2010 2:32 AM
  • Thanks for the answers, guys!

    I've returned them to the seller.

    Monday, September 20, 2010 11:34 AM