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  • What are the consequences if I continue to use non-genuine software beyond the notification period?
    Tuesday, September 7, 2010 1:48 PM

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  • Hello Philip_T_Davis,

    Well, you asked two very different questions:

    1st Q:  "What are the consequences if I continue to use non-genuine software beyond the notification period?"

    As Carey noted, the software will continue to work normally and no data, docs, email, etc will be lost.

    As to the consequences of the act of theft and/or using stolen propery vis-a-vis your personal belief system, well that's something only you as an individual can know.

    2nd Q:  "All I want to know is what happens if I DON'T validate my copy of Office!"

    Validation of Office is voluntary.  When Office validation first started, Microsoft would not permit the downloading of some nice-to-have content on its Office download site unless the Office installation on the computer was Validated.  As far as I can tell, this is no longer the case as I have not run across any Office-related software that requires validation prior to downloading in quite some time.  But this seems to have been "overcome by events" since the report shows that you have already installed the Office Genuine Advantage Notifications Utility on the computer, which will periodically nag you about using nongenuine software.


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    Thursday, September 9, 2010 4:16 AM

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  • Hello Philip_T_Davis,

    In order to receive the best support, we request all users initially download and run the Genuine Diagnostics tool at this link http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012. Click "Run" several times to download and start the Utility.  When asked, click the "Continue" button.  When the utility completes its run, click the "Copy" button, then come back here and paste the report into your post.


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    Tuesday, September 7, 2010 3:20 PM
  • All I want to know is what happens if I DON'T validate my copy of Office!
    Tuesday, September 7, 2010 3:57 PM
  • Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
    -----------------------------------------
    Windows Validation Data-->
    Validation Status: Genuine
    Validation Code: 0
    Cached Online Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0xc004f012
    Windows Product Key: *****-*****-JQMWD-2QJRJ-RJ34F
    Windows Product Key Hash: R8gPTEFMoOygFewoq/uOoWMpz68=
    Windows Product ID: 89578-OEM-7332157-00237
    Windows Product ID Type: 2
    Windows License Type: OEM SLP
    Windows OS version: 6.0.6002.2.00010300.2.0.003
    ID: {B9A2AB39-ADE5-48EE-935D-D2685E921D83}(1)
    Is Admin: Yes
    TestCab: 0x0
    LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    Product Name: Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium
    Architecture: 0x00000000
    Build lab: 6002.vistasp2_gdr.100608-0458
    TTS Error:
    Validation Diagnostic:
    Resolution Status: N/A

    Vista WgaER Data-->
    ThreatID(s): N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

    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: 2.0.48.0
    OGAExec.exe Signed By: Microsoft
    OGAAddin.dll Signed By: Microsoft

    OGA Data-->
    Office Status: 114 Blocked VLK 2
    Microsoft Office Professional Edition 2003 - 114 Blocked VLK 2
    OGA Version: Registered, 2.0.48.0
    Signed By: Microsoft
    Office Diagnostics: B4D0AA8B-604-645_025D1FF3-364-80041010_025D1FF3-229-80041010_025D1FF3-230-1_025D1FF3-517-80040154_025D1FF3-237-80040154_025D1FF3-238-2_025D1FF3-244-80070002_025D1FF3-258-3

    Browser Data-->
    Proxy settings: N/A
    User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; 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>{B9A2AB39-ADE5-48EE-935D-D2685E921D83}</UGUID><Version>1.9.0027.0</Version><OS>6.0.6002.2.00010300.2.0.003</OS><Architecture>x32</Architecture><PKey>*****-*****-*****-*****-RJ34F</PKey><PID>89578-OEM-7332157-00237</PID><PIDType>2</PIDType><SID>S-1-5-21-2880201011-2547335764-1044472528</SID><SYSTEM><Manufacturer>TOSHIBA</Manufacturer><Model>Satellite L300D</Model></SYSTEM><BIOS><Manufacturer>Insyde Corp.</Manufacturer><Version>1.50   </Version><SMBIOSVersion major="2" minor="4"/><Date>20080606000000.000000+000</Date></BIOS><HWID>22303507018400EE</HWID><UserLCID>0809</UserLCID><SystemLCID>0409</SystemLCID><TimeZone>GMT Standard Time(GMT+00:00)</TimeZone><iJoin>0</iJoin><SBID><stat>3</stat><msppid></msppid><name></name><model></model></SBID><OEM><OEMID>TOSINV</OEMID><OEMTableID>TOSINV00</OEMTableID></OEM><GANotification><File Name="OGAAddin.dll" Version="2.0.48.0"/></GANotification></MachineData><Software><Office><Result>114</Result><Products><Product GUID="{90110409-6000-11D3-8CFE-0150048383C9}"><LegitResult>114</LegitResult><Name>Microsoft Office Professional Edition 2003</Name><Ver>11</Ver><Val>59D1605114E3500</Val><Hash>vfZmaSmFPIYrLWTcZSZErUQg+Fo=</Hash><Pid>73931-640-0000106-57206</Pid><PidType>14</PidType></Product></Products><Applications><App Id="15" Version="11" Result="114"/><App Id="16" Version="11" Result="114"/><App Id="18" Version="11" Result="114"/><App Id="19" Version="11" Result="114"/><App Id="1A" Version="11" Result="114"/><App Id="1B" Version="11" Result="114"/><App Id="44" Version="11" Result="114"/></Applications></Office></Software></GenuineResults> 

    Spsys.log Content: 0x80070002

    Licensing Data-->
    Software licensing service version: 6.0.6002.18005
    Name: Windows(TM) Vista, HomePremium edition
    Description: Windows Operating System - Vista, OEM_SLP channel
    Activation ID: bffdc375-bbd5-499d-8ef1-4f37b61c895f
    Application ID: 55c92734-d682-4d71-983e-d6ec3f16059f
    Extended PID: 89578-00146-321-500237-02-1033-6001.0000-2292010
    Installation ID: 021924511851667635821203093802235823855462871254463844
    Processor Certificate URL: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=43473
    Machine Certificate URL: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=43474
    Use License URL: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=43476
    Product Key Certificate URL: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=43475
    Partial Product Key: RJ34F
    License Status: Licensed

    Windows Activation Technologies-->
    N/A

    HWID Data-->
    HWID Hash Current: NgAAAAEABAABAAEAAQABAAAAAwABAAEAnJ8W/aQIEuxW57iRkKYUVsqN8vSwqhqgrFZZIHiq

    OEM Activation 1.0 Data-->
    N/A

    OEM Activation 2.0 Data-->
    BIOS valid for OA 2.0: yes
    Windows marker version: 0x20000
    OEMID and OEMTableID Consistent: yes
    BIOS Information:
      ACPI Table Name OEMID Value OEMTableID Value
      APIC   TOSINV  TOSINV00
      FACP   TOSINV  TOSINV00
      HPET   TOSINV  TOSINV00
      BOOT   TOSINV  TOSINV00
      MCFG   TOSINV  TOSINV00
      SLIC   TOSINV  TOSINV00
      SSDT   AMD     PowerNow

     

    Tuesday, September 7, 2010 4:00 PM
  • Hello Philip_T_Davis,

    Here is a snippet of your mgadiag report:

    OGA Data-->
    Office Status: 114 Blocked VLK 2
    Microsoft Office Professional Edition 2003 - 114 Blocked VLK 2
    OGA Version: Registered, 2.0.48.0
    Signed By: Microsoft
    Office Diagnostics: B4D0AA8B-604-645_025D1FF3-364-80041010_025D1FF3-229-80041010_025D1FF3-230-1_025D1FF3-517-80040154_025D1FF3-237-80040154_025D1FF3-238-2_025D1FF3-244-80070002_025D1FF3-258-3

    The report says you have a Blocked VLK, which means that (a) your Toshiba computer has a Volume Licensing edition of Office Professional Edition 2003 installed, and that (b) a Blocked Volume Licensing Key (VLK) was used to install it.  A "blocked" VLK is one that was issued by Microsoft to a business, educational institution, or governmental agency for their exclusive use in accordance with a Volume Licensing Agreement.  (Note that such use does NOT allow the resale of such VLKs.)  However, because the VLK may have been reported lost, stolen, or compromised to the internet by the original keyholder, or because the Volume Licensing Agreement has expired, Microsoft has blocked the VLK from further use.

    If you are an individual consumer, you should never have been sold Volume Licensing materials such as a VL CD, and you certainly should not have received a Blocked Product Key.

    Your first course of action is to confront your seller with this information and demand a full refund.


    If the seller refuses to help, please file a piracy report at www.microsoft.com/piracy.  Also, depending upon whether you received "high quality" counterfeit materials, you may qualify for the Office Complimentary Offer or for the Office Genuine Advantage discounted offer.  Please see the FAQ here:  http://www.microsoft.com/genuine/downloads/FAQ.aspx?displaylang=en#ID0EKNAC  If you would like to participate in the Office Genuine Offer, please click the "Learn More Online" or the "Resolve Now" links being displayed on your screen by the OGA Notifier utility.

    If your use of this Volume Licensing edition of Office Professional Edition 2003 is in association with an organization that has a Volume Licensing Agreement, then please contact the IT support staff of the organization for further assistance.

    One other possibility is that at one time your computer did have a Genuine installation of Office installed, but for some reason it was replaced with the current installation which is nongenuine.  This could have happened if you took your computer to a repair shop and they reinstalled Windows and/or some or all of your programs.  You Get Genuine once again by uninstalling the current nongenuine installation of Office and using your Genuine Microsoft hologrammed Office installation CDs, along with the genuine Product Key found on your Office Edition's Certificate of Authenticity, to put back the genuine installation of Office you may have already had on the computer.


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    • Marked as answer by Darin Smith MS Wednesday, September 8, 2010 9:54 PM
    • Unmarked as answer by Philip_T_Davis Wednesday, September 8, 2010 9:57 PM
    Tuesday, September 7, 2010 5:11 PM
  • And still nobody actually answers my question!!
    Wednesday, September 8, 2010 9:56 PM
  • What are the consequences if I continue to use non-genuine software beyond the notification period?


    The only consequence is when you open an Office application, it will be flagged as "non-genuine".  Functionality will contine as before.  None of your files will be disturbed in any manner.

    More info: What is OGA Notifications?


    Carey Frisch
    Wednesday, September 8, 2010 10:27 PM
  • Hello Philip_T_Davis,

    Well, you asked two very different questions:

    1st Q:  "What are the consequences if I continue to use non-genuine software beyond the notification period?"

    As Carey noted, the software will continue to work normally and no data, docs, email, etc will be lost.

    As to the consequences of the act of theft and/or using stolen propery vis-a-vis your personal belief system, well that's something only you as an individual can know.

    2nd Q:  "All I want to know is what happens if I DON'T validate my copy of Office!"

    Validation of Office is voluntary.  When Office validation first started, Microsoft would not permit the downloading of some nice-to-have content on its Office download site unless the Office installation on the computer was Validated.  As far as I can tell, this is no longer the case as I have not run across any Office-related software that requires validation prior to downloading in quite some time.  But this seems to have been "overcome by events" since the report shows that you have already installed the Office Genuine Advantage Notifications Utility on the computer, which will periodically nag you about using nongenuine software.


    Buy Office 2007 Now, Get Office 2010 Free http://office2010.microsoft.com/en-us/tech-guarantee/microsoft-office-2010-technology-guarantee-FX101825695.aspx?CTT=97
    Thursday, September 9, 2010 4:16 AM