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  • Hi,

    My old computer's hard drives died two weeks ago. It made me very depressed, because all my work from the last year and a half was on them, and only part of it was backed up. Unfortunately I can't really afford the costs that data recovery companys ask for.

    Anyhow, I finally received my new computer today - a small (but still) comfort, and I'm ready to start working on recreating my lost work.

    I installed windows from the same CD I used when I bought my old computer about 3 years ago (XP professional). I used the printed key. Now I am told that the windows copy is stolen.

    Did I not understand something here? am I not alowed to reinstall windows on a new computer, even though the old computer is completely dead and can never be used again?

    Please help!

    thanks,

    adi

    Friday, March 23, 2007 1:48 AM

Answers

  • The Product Key (the license) is non-genuine and is a Volume License version.  The Product Key was apparently pirated or stolen from the original company that purchased the license originally.  An individual copnsumer should be using only a Retail or OEM version of Windows.
    Friday, March 23, 2007 2:30 AM
    Moderator

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  • Ok, and here is what the Diagnostic Tool is saying:

    Diagnostic Report (1.7.0012.0):
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    WGA Data-->
    Validation Status: Blocked VLK
    Detailed Status: N/A
    Windows Product Key: *****-*****-KP686-D8T7X-HDMQ8
    Windows Product Key Hash: qqt6kUxM7yW5toc+6+PHdNdh2os=
    Windows Product ID: 55274-645-2775716-23345
    Windows Product ID Type: 1
    Windows License Type: Volume
    Windows OS version: 5.1.2600.2.00010100.1.0.pro
    ID: b98f11f1-a4e7-48c1-aa1a-894c03e0d788
    Is Admin: Yes
    AutoDial:
    Registry: 0x0
    WGA Version: Registered, 1.5.723.1
    Signed By: Microsoft
    Product Name: N/A
    Architecture: N/A
    Build lab: N/A
    TTS Error: N/A
    Validation Diagnostic:
    Resolution Status: N/A

    Notifications Data-->
    Cached Result: N/A
    File Exists: No
    Version: N/A
    WgaTray.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    WgaLogon.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

    OGA Data-->
    Office Status: 109 N/A
    OGA Version: Failed to retrieve file version. - 0x80070002
    Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    Office Diagnostics: FCEE394C-3178-80070002_B4D0AA8B-469-80070002

    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:
    Active scripting:
    Script ActiveX controls marked as safe for scripting:

    File Scan Data-->

    Other data-->
    Office Details: <GenuineResults><MachineData><UGUID>b98f11f1-a4e7-48c1-aa1a-894c03e0d788</UGUID><Version>1.7.0012.0</Version><OS>5.1.2600.2.00010100.1.0.pro</OS><PKey>*****-*****-*****-*****-HDMQ8</PKey><PID>55274-645-2775716-23345</PID><PIDType>1</PIDType><SID>S-1-5-21-1482476501-1004336348-725345543</SID><SYSTEM><Manufacturer>MSI</Manufacturer><Model>MS-7260</Model></SYSTEM><BIOS><Manufacturer>American Megatrends Inc.</Manufacturer><Version>080014 </Version><SMBIOSVersion major="2" minor="4"/><Date>20060602******.******+***</Date></BIOS><HWID>3DDA3CFF01848068</HWID><UserLCID>0409</UserLCID><SystemLCID>0409</SystemLCID><TimeZone>W. Europe Standard Time(GMT+01:00)</TimeZone><iJoin>0</iJoin><SBID><stat>3</stat><msppid></msppid><name></name><model></model></SBID><OEM/></MachineData>   <Software><Office><Result>109</Result><Products/></Office></Software></GenuineResults> 

     

     

    Friday, March 23, 2007 2:03 AM
  • A "Blocked VLK" is a Volume License Key that is valid, but was licensed solely to a corporation or larger enterprise/business. Blocked VLK's are Product Keys that Microsoft has received consent from the original owner to block usage of. A VL Product Key is non-transferrable to individuals. In order to resolve your non-genuine licensing issue, please visit: www.microsoft.com/genuine and click on "Validate Windows". When validation fails, click on the Get Genuine button which will provide information on how to acquire a WGA Kit.

    Friday, March 23, 2007 2:16 AM
    Moderator
  • Thanks for the fast response.

    So if I understand correctly, I can not be holding the copy of windows that I am holding in my hand, because it belongs to a company, and they told Microsoft to cancel this product key??

    But I do have this copy in my hand. So how can it be in the possesion of a company? I truly don't understand. I bought this Windows CD from a very reliable vendor in Israel (where I come from. I now live in Germany).

    Hope for some explanations,

    Adi

    Friday, March 23, 2007 2:24 AM
  • The Product Key (the license) is non-genuine and is a Volume License version.  The Product Key was apparently pirated or stolen from the original company that purchased the license originally.  An individual copnsumer should be using only a Retail or OEM version of Windows.
    Friday, March 23, 2007 2:30 AM
    Moderator
  • InnocentGuy,

    Right now, your computer has a Volume Licensing edition of XP Pro installed (Line 8), and that installation was done with a now-blocked Volume Licensing Key (VLK) (Line 2).  VLKs are blocked by Microsoft at the request of the original keyholder for such reasons as the key was lost, stolen, compromised, misused, or expired.  Also, MS may have blocked the key if it notices a pattern of misuse, ie, more installations of XP using that key than authorized.

    As a rule, VL editions of XP should not be sold to individual consumers.  Businesses, schools and gov'ts normally use VL editions for flexibility in installing many computers.  Also, a Volume License for XP is an upgrade-only license and can never be used as the original or base license for XP on a computer.

    If you search the forum for the part of the VLK reported by the mgadiag utility, KP686-D8T7X-HDMQ8, you will see that eight other posters have submitted reports with that same blocked VLK

    This is why you were seeing the "software counterfeiting" messages on your computer, because the current installation of XP is an unauthorized installation.

    Next, look on the computer or with the materials you received with the computer or with Windows to see if you have a Certificate of Authenticty (COA).  If you have one, tell us about the COA.  Tell us:

    1.  What edition of Windows XP is it for, Home, Pro, or Media Center, or another version of Windows?

    2.  Does it read "OEM Software" or "OEM Product" in black lettering?

    3.  Or, does it have the computer manufacturer's name in black lettering?

    4.  DO NOT post the Product Key.

    Not sure what to look for?  See this page for reference:  http://www.microsoft.com/resources/howtotell/en/coa.mspx

    Friday, March 23, 2007 2:56 AM