Windows XP home is not being valadated RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,


    I have the little sticker on the side of my computer...

    It says XP Home  and it was installed on an EMachine before that computer met it's demise.

    I have put a bunch of new parts in the old girl, found a copy of xp home, and tried to do the upgrades.  


    I belive I haave all the numbers correct but my eyes are a little bad.


    I called the microsoft number where some nice gent told me in broken english that my copy of windows is no longer Valid because I screwed up and put a new mother board and hard drives in it.?????????

    Isnt that lil tag good for a copy of XP not for a mother board???


    Here is the copy paste of the information...

    Im sorry if I sound angry but having to beg to use a program I already bought is ____ me off.



    Diagnostic Report (1.9.0011.0):
    WGA Data-->
    Validation Status: Not Activated
    Validation Code: 1

    Cached Validation Code: N/A
    Windows Product Key: *****-*****-4M28J-MWGXH-R3BKT
    Windows Product Key Hash: O2sK9PDGTPEiZsdSfRqP/CPRgO4=
    Windows Product ID: 55277-008-0932743-21587
    Windows Product ID Type: 5
    Windows License Type: Retail
    Windows OS version: 5.1.2600.2.00010300.1.0.hom
    ID: {0D0FDFCB-6713-4552-9F24-D04608D0F2AB}(3)
    Is Admin: Yes
    TestCab: 0x0
    WGA Version: 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_025D1FF3-258-3
    Resolution Status: N/A

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

    WGA 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: N/A
    User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Win32)
    Default Browser: C:\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>{0D0FDFCB-6713-4552-9F24-D04608D0F2AB}</UGUID><Version>1.9.0011.0</Version><OS>5.1.2600.2.00010300.1.0.hom</OS><Architecture>x32</Architecture><PKey>*****-*****-*****-*****-R3BKT</PKey><PID>55277-008-0932743-21587</PID><PIDType>5</PIDType><SID>S-1-5-21-823518204-1326574676-839522115</SID><SYSTEM><Manufacturer>GBT___</Manufacturer><Model>AWRDACPI</Model></SYSTEM><BIOS><Manufacturer>Award Software International, Inc.</Manufacturer><Version>F5</Version><SMBIOSVersion major="2" minor="3"/><Date>20041029******.******+***</Date></BIOS><HWID>898639070184206B</HWID><UserLCID>0409</UserLCID><SystemLCID>0409</SystemLCID><TimeZone>US 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-->

    HWID Data-->

    OEM Activation 1.0 Data-->
    BIOS string matches: yes
    Marker string from OEMBIOS.DAT: N/A, hr = 0x80004005

    OEM Activation 2.0 Data-->



    Thursday, October 15, 2009 5:57 AM


  • Hello ConXtionS,

    The person with whom you spoke was 100% correct.

    An eMachines computer (as well as all of your other major brands such as Dell, Acer, HP, Sony, Lenovo, etc) will ship from the manufacturer with an OEM license for Windows.  OEM licenses for Windows (and Office, for that matter) are valid ONLY on the computer onto which they are first installed and are not permitted by the End User Licensing Agreement/Software Licensing Terms (EULA/SLT) to be moved to any other computer.  Essentially, when that original computer dies, the Windows and Office (if OEM) license dies with it.

    Since a computer is just a collection of parts, Microsoft has established that the motherboard is the defining component.  Change the motherboard (for reason other than it was defective and replaced with the manufacturer's replacement or manufacturer's designated equivalent) and you have created a new computer.  All other parts can be changed and not affect the license---but change the mobo and it's a new computer, by definition.

    As you mentioned, you changed the motherboard, so now you have a new computer, and by the EULA you are not permitted to move your eMachines Windows OEM license from the old computer to this newly created computer.

    The Windows Product Activation system is enforcing this EULA rule by not letting you activate.

    To see this rule for yourself in the EULA, click Start>Run, type winver and click OK.  In the resultant window, click on the link to read the EULA.  In an OEM EULA, see paragraph 1 for the limitation.

    I hope that explanation helps to clear up this issue :-)

    If your newly created computer's hardware specs will support, I suggest purchasing a copy of either Vista or Windows 7.  If not, there are still some retailers with some Windows XP stock on hand, but please purchase from a trusted name brand seller because there are a lot of counterfeits floating around out there!
    For great advice on all topics XP, visit http://www.annoyances.org/exec/forum/winxp
    • Marked as answer by Darin Smith MS Thursday, October 15, 2009 9:41 PM
    Thursday, October 15, 2009 4:04 PM