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  • I've an information that my windows is an invalid copy since today.
    I bought my computer with windows XP Pro installed in 2002. The computer was new and the sellers has disappear (I tried to call him this morning).
    I already had MGA installed on my computer since it appeared on the internet, and it never told me that there was a problem with my copy of XP.
    I just have to let you know that I'm french and my english's not really goog, sorry
    I run the MGA diagnostic tools and here is wath he is saying :

    Diagnostic Report (1.7.0110.0):
    -----------------------------------------
    WGA Data-->
    Validation Status: Blocked VLK
    Validation Code: 3
    Online Validation Code: N/A
    Cached Validation Code: N/A
    Windows Product Key: *****-*****-FW8KC-2QYC6-67WCD
    Windows Product Key Hash: P4K9f00WbSawmQ8nRona20Vu0eM=
    Windows Product ID: 55711-648-4067335-23010
    Windows Product ID Type: 1
    Windows License Type: Volume
    Windows OS version: 5.1.2600.2.00010100.3.0.pro
    ID: {935AB0AF-79CF-46DE-B9A0-031C788C7927}(3)
    Is Admin: Yes
    TestCab: 0x0
    WGA Version: Registered, 1.8.31.9
    Signed By: Microsoft
    Product Name: N/A
    Architecture: N/A
    Build lab: N/A
    TTS Error: N/A
    Validation Diagnostic: 025D1FF3-171-1
    Resolution Status: N/A

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

    WGA Notifications Data-->
    Cached Result: 3
    File Exists: Yes
    Version: 1.8.31.9
    WgaTray.exe Signed By: Microsoft
    WgaLogon.dll Signed By: Microsoft

    OGA Notifications Data-->
    Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    WGATray.exe Signed By: Microsoft
    OGAAddin.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

    Browser Data-->
    Proxy settings: N/A
    User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; 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

    Other data-->
    Office Details: <GenuineResults><MachineData><UGUID>{935AB0AF-79CF-46DE-B9A0-031C788C7927}</UGUID><Version>1.7.0110.0</Version><OS>5.1.2600.2.00010100.3.0.pro</OS><Architecture>x32</Architecture><PKey>*****-*****-*****-*****-67WCD</PKey><PID>55711-648-4067335-23010</PID><PIDType>1</PIDType><SID>S-1-5-21-515967899-179605362-725345543</SID><SYSTEM><Manufacturer>ASUSTeK Computer INC.</Manufacturer><Model>A7N8X-X</Model></SYSTEM><BIOS><Manufacturer>Phoenix Technologies, LTD</Manufacturer><Version>ASUS A7N8X-X ACPI BIOS Rev 1007</Version><SMBIOSVersion major="2" minor="2"/><Date>20031007000000.000000+000</Date></BIOS><HWID/><UserLCID>040C</UserLCID><SystemLCID>040C</SystemLCID><TimeZone>Paris, Madrid(GMT+01:00)</TimeZone><iJoin>0</iJoin><SBID><stat>3</stat><msppid></msppid><name></name><model></model></SBID><OEM/><BRT/></MachineData><Software><Office><Result>114</Result><Products><Product Licensing Data-->
    N/A

    HWID Data-->
    N/A

    OEM Activation 1.0 Data-->
    BIOS string matches: yes
    Marker string from BIOS: 128DF:Action S.A
    Marker string from OEMBIOS.DAT: N/A, hr = 0x80004005

    OEM Activation 2.0 Data-->
    N/A

    Can you help me about that ?
    Thanks in advance.

    Wednesday, October 29, 2008 9:43 AM

Answers

  • myriamschoenn,

    Thank you for posting your Microsoft Genuine Advantage Diagnostic Tool information. Your english was very well written. No need to apologize. We are sorry to hear about the situation you are currently experiencing. The diagnostic results help our team in determining the root cause of your issue. 

    The Windows XP Pro Product Key installed on this computer was not assigned by Microsoft. The Product Key is counterfeit and was most likely generated by a Product Key generator. The Product Key found on your computer has been detected on multiple computers. Product keys are only allowed to be used on one computer unless otherwise specified in the End User Licensing Agreement (EULA).   If you highlight the following: FW8KC-2QYC6-67WCD, and search for it at www.live.com or your favorite search engine, you will find this product key comes up with several matches.

    There are situations which can cause Windows XP to become non-genuine. Let me give one example.  Customers have taken in their systems for service along with all the software received when purchasing their system. The customer picks up the system and viola’ no problems whatsoever until they need to download an update. Suddenly their system is non-genuine. The customer's computer was not installed with their software but either a blocked Volume Licensing Key (VLK) or a Keygen’d Product Key. Also the software could work for several weeks, months, or even a year or more then suddenly become blocked. 

    This is why you may be seeing the "Software Counterfeiting" messages on your computer. You will need to uninstall Windows XP Pro before any further complications occur from being non-genuine.

    Under NO circumstances should someone try to download/distribute ISO images for software from a P2P file sharing site or use a second-hand burned copies of software. Research has shown that about half of the software copies available on P2P download sites are infected with root kits, spyware, Trojans, and other potentially harmful malware. One file in particular was very alarming.  This file was an administrator account giving the attacker full control over both your system and data.  I would be very concerned about your system integrity because Windows is non-genuine.

    As a customer there are several options available for you to get to a “Genuine” status. For details on the ways to get “Genuine”, see the web page that outlined your validation failure details. It will provide all of the possible steps which you can take. Here is the link:

    http://www.microsoft.com/genuine

    If this comes as a total surprise to you, please visit the retailer where you purchased the computer or operating system and let them know the operating system is a counterfeit copy.  Request they immediately reimburse you and/or provide a Genuine Copy.

    Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA) is here to help protect YOU, our valued customer. It is important for more people like you, who have become victims, to report piracy at the following link:

    http://www.microsoft.com/piracy/reporting/default.aspx

    Microsoft legal will follow up on all leads provided.  Submitting piracy reports will assist in stopping unscrupulous business practices.  You may be eligible for free software if you have high quality counterfeit discs. 

    Again, we are sorry to hear about your situation. Please be sure to backup or otherwise off-load any data from the hard disk because a clean installation/re-imaging will destroy all personal user data on the hard drive.

    Thank you for visiting the Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA) program forum.

    Rick, MS

    • Marked as answer by RickImAPC Wednesday, October 29, 2008 2:34 PM
    Wednesday, October 29, 2008 2:34 PM