Office 2003 Pro OEM from Dell not Genuine RRS feed

  • Question

  • The Latest Genuine Advantage update says that the installed version of Office 2003 Pro OEM on my computer is not genuine. This copy of Office came with the computer (pre-installed) when it was purchased new from Dell 6 years ago. How is this possible? Did Dell sell counterfeit software or is this a false positive?

    Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
    Windows Validation Data-->
    Validation Status: Genuine
    Validation Code: 0
    Cached Validation Code: N/A
    Windows Product Key: *****-*****-T6DFB-Y934T-YD4YT
    Windows Product Key Hash: 3g4CZGFEDgbKmn/oB4pa2FZsssU=
    Windows Product ID: 55274-OEM-2211906-00102
    Windows Product ID Type: 2
    Windows License Type: OEM SLP
    Windows OS version: 5.1.2600.2.00010100.3.0.pro
    ID: {5A768FED-5CE1-4BE7-8C16-496ED0BC7534}(3)
    Is Admin: Yes
    TestCab: 0x0
    LegitcheckControl ActiveX: Registered,
    Signed By: Microsoft
    Product Name: N/A
    Architecture: N/A
    Build lab: N/A
    TTS Error: N/A
    Validation Diagnostic: 025D1FF3-230-1
    Resolution Status: N/A

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

    Windows XP Notifications Data-->
    Cached Result: 0
    File Exists: Yes
    WgaTray.exe Signed By: Microsoft
    WgaLogon.dll Signed By: Microsoft

    OGA Notifications Data-->
    Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    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,
    Signed By: Microsoft
    Office Diagnostics: 025D1FF3-230-1

    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>{5A768FED-5CE1-4BE7-8C16-496ED0BC7534}</UGUID><Version>1.9.0027.0</Version><OS>5.1.2600.2.00010100.3.0.pro</OS><Architecture>x32</Architecture><PKey>*****-*****-*****-*****-YD4YT</PKey><PID>55274-OEM-2211906-00102</PID><PIDType>2</PIDType><SID>S-1-5-21-117609710-1078081533-839522115</SID><SYSTEM><Manufacturer>Dell Computer Corporation</Manufacturer><Model>OptiPlex GX270               </Model></SYSTEM><BIOS><Manufacturer>Dell Computer Corporation</Manufacturer><Version>A03</Version><SMBIOSVersion major="2" minor="3"/><Date>20031020000000.000000+000</Date><SLPBIOS>Dell System,Dell Computer,Dell System,Dell System</SLPBIOS></BIOS><HWID>B2BE3CE701848073</HWID><UserLCID>0409</UserLCID><SystemLCID>0409</SystemLCID><TimeZone>Eastern Standard Time(GMT-05:00)</TimeZone><iJoin>0</iJoin><SBID><stat>3</stat><msppid></msppid><name></name><model></model></SBID><OEM/><GANotification><File Name="WgaTray.exe" Version=""/><File Name="WgaLogon.dll" Version=""/><File Name="OGAAddin.dll" Version=""/></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>73931-640-0000106-57462</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> 

    Licensing Data-->

    Windows Activation Technologies-->

    HWID Data-->

    OEM Activation 1.0 Data-->
    BIOS string matches: yes
    Marker string from BIOS: 1B164:Dell Inc|10008:Microsoft Corporation|1B164:Microsoft Corporation
    Marker string from OEMBIOS.DAT: Dell System,Dell Computer,Dell System,Dell System

    OEM Activation 2.0 Data-->

    Friday, July 9, 2010 3:47 PM


  • Hello DMDombroski,

      It is not a false positive (the key being used id the one Microsoft licensed to itself for use by it's employees. It leaked to the internet some time ago and was Blocked by Microsoft from further use.) and it is unlikely that Dell would include office with a Non-genuine key being used.

      The most likely (and the most common) way this could have happened is you had the computer repair person (or a friend or that smart kid from down the street) work on your computer.  In the course of repairing the pc, you may have had to uninstall Office.  But instead of contacting you to get the proper product key, they downloaded the key from of the Net and used it instead.  Or they, thinking they were being nice, they may have "upgraded" the Office "for free".  They may not even have known they were doing something that would cause a problem.

      The scenarios I have described above are the #1 causes for an installed copy of Office to report as Non-Genuine when the user owns a Genuine copy. 

      the Anti-piracy systems can only Validate what is actually installed.  So even though a person may have a Genuine Office install Disk and a card with a Genuine Office Product Key, sitting on thier desk, if the Office that is actually install on the computer is Non-Genuine, Office is going to Validate as Non-genuine


      Since the computer came with a full version of Office, pre-installed, by Dell, the computer would have also come with the Office reinstall software disks and the Product Key (in case you needed to reinstall the Office).  All you need to do is uninstall the Office using the Non-genuine key and then reinstall using the Dell reinstall software and product key.

      (Note: Uninstalling Office should not affect any of your saved docs, but it is best to make a backup, just in case).

    Thank you,

    Darin MS
    Friday, July 9, 2010 7:09 PM