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BEING ASKED TO ACTIVATE VISTA MULTIPLE TIMES each appearing Successful... RRS feed

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    I recently (3/15) had to reformat my drive and re install and activate Vista. After re-installing I also updated my motherboards bios and drivers.

     

    On or about 3/17  i got a message indicating that i needed to Activate again. I did so successfully, except that i got the same message again today (3/22). I went ahead an activated once again, but have no idea why i was asked to do it again, or if i will have to do this again in a few days.

     

    One of the techs that i work wtih at the shop that built my computer says that he has recently seen this problem on 4 other machines he has worked on.

     

    Find the WGA DATA from the WGA diagnostic tool below...

     

    Thanks for you comments ahead of time.

     

    Regards,

    Mike..

     

    WGA Diagnostic Report (1.7.0069.0):

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    WGA Data-->

    Validation Status: Genuine

    Validation Code: 0

    Online Validation Code: 0x0

    Cached Validation Code: 0x0

    Windows Product Key: *****-*****-V3MQ2-WTDTV-XBQBD

    Windows Product Key Hash: QSCTP1D4GPcqW6iVJ2xaFGUvSgw=

    Windows Product ID: 89578-OEM-7359632-90802

    Windows Product ID Type: 3

    Windows License Type: OEM System Builder

    Windows OS version: 6.0.6001.2.00010300.1.0.003

    CSVLK Server: N/A

    CSVLK PID: N/A

    ID: {ADD34ECD-BF88-4295-953C-1352240ED610}(3)

    Is Admin: Yes

    TestCab: 0x0

    WGA Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

    Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

    Product Name: Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium

    Architecture: 0x00000000

    Build lab: 6001.longhorn_rtm.080118-1840

    TTS Error:

    Validation Diagnostic:

    Resolution Status: N/A

    WgaER Data-->

    ThreatID(s): N/A, hr = 0x80070002

    Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

    Notifications Data-->

    Cached Result: N/A

    File Exists: No

    Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

    WgaTray.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

    WgaLogon.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

     

    Spsys.log Content: 0x80070002

    Saturday, March 22, 2008 8:49 PM

Answers

  • 3/15: New Install Activation

     

    3/17: Significant Hardware Change (aka: Hardware Out of Tolerance) Re-activation required

     

    3/22: Did you change any hardware?, install any new Drivers?, did Windows Update install any new drivers? or did you install SP1?

     

    Note: Recently, some Hardware Manufacturers have been writing Drivers that change the Hardware ID of the hardware that it controls.  Windows (XP and Vista) use Hardware IDs to determine if a Significant change has been made to the computer's hardware. If the Driver changes the ID too much, Vista my require re-activation. SP1 does include some update Drivers that may cause this. Microsoft is currently working with these Hardware Manufacturers to correct the issue.

     

    Thank you,

    Darin Smith

    WGA Forum Manager

     

    Monday, March 24, 2008 10:09 PM

All replies

  • You can reset your Windows Vista activation by performing the following:

     

    1. Click on the Start button and in the Start Search box type in:  slui.exe 4

     

    2. Press the Enter key on your keyboard.

     

    3. Select your Country.

     

    4. Follow the instructions for phone activation.

     

    5.  Once completed, restart your computer.

     

    Saturday, March 22, 2008 10:11 PM
    Moderator
  • Hello,

    Thanks for the reply. I am not certain how your recommended approach resolves the issue I have given that i have activated Vista once over the internet, and twice by phone. Each time the system said that it had been successful in activating.

     

    Could you expound on how your solution helps?

     

    Thanks,

    Mike...

     

    Sunday, March 23, 2008 12:06 PM
  • 3/15: New Install Activation

     

    3/17: Significant Hardware Change (aka: Hardware Out of Tolerance) Re-activation required

     

    3/22: Did you change any hardware?, install any new Drivers?, did Windows Update install any new drivers? or did you install SP1?

     

    Note: Recently, some Hardware Manufacturers have been writing Drivers that change the Hardware ID of the hardware that it controls.  Windows (XP and Vista) use Hardware IDs to determine if a Significant change has been made to the computer's hardware. If the Driver changes the ID too much, Vista my require re-activation. SP1 does include some update Drivers that may cause this. Microsoft is currently working with these Hardware Manufacturers to correct the issue.

     

    Thank you,

    Darin Smith

    WGA Forum Manager

     

    Monday, March 24, 2008 10:09 PM