Vista RC1 - 5600 Validation Problem RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello.

    I am running Vista 32 RC1 Build 5600 on an Intel based MacBook Pro.

    I got it from Microsoft and activated it with Microsoft using the phone option - It wouldn't let me do it otherwise.

    I am using only one copy of Vista.

    When I was trying to update my IE 7, I was hit with the "not genuine" thing. I have been trying to validate but can't run the validation program.

    Can you help?

    Friday, October 13, 2006 5:18 PM


All replies

  • hyaniv,

    Please go to www.microsoft.com/genuine/diag and click "start diagnostics" does it complete and pass everything?

    Monday, October 16, 2006 4:37 PM
  • Derrick, here are the results

    Active scripting allowed
    Display images enabled
    Computer time and date correct
    Microsoft Genuine Advantage plugins are installed and loaded
    Microsoft Genuine Advantage plug-ins connect with Microsoft validation servers

    Tuesday, October 17, 2006 8:30 PM
  • Do you see any specific error codes or error messages? I'm only wondering here... bear with me... I wonder if the genuine validation site is expecting RTM (final) keys now and not RC1 keys.  I guess we'll see if many, many other people start reportiing non-genuine with RC1 keys. I'll follow up with our server guys and see what they think of my wild theory. Anyhow, in the meantime, specific error messages/codes will help. And after typing all of that, I see the "Failed" bit about the Genuine plug-in not connecting with MS validation servers... I'll also check to see if there's any server downtime that anyone is aware of...
    Thursday, October 19, 2006 4:03 PM