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  • I purchased my copy of XP Pro several years ago (2003 if I remember correctly), installed it and it was validated. For the past year or more whenever I try to get the latest updates the Microsoft site tells me I have an illegal copy of XP. I can't remember when I first started getting the message, but it has been at least a year. Windows update still updates so I haven't been overly anxious to pursue this problem with Microsoft and to tell you the truth the only reason I am doing it today is that it is raining here and I'm at "loose ends". I just read ZDNets article regarding Validation problems and thought I would add my comments. (Perhaps I won't because for the most part they are/would be derogatory.

    After viewing all the information on your site regarding illegal copies, (in my view) I have a legal copy and would be more than happy to send it to you via registered mail for your verification as well. I live in Canada but will send it to wherever you wish.

    I ran the Validation program and have attached it for your perusal. The product key IS the number on my package.

    Diagnostic Report (1.5.0540.0):
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    WGA Data-->
    Genuine Validation Status: Invalid Product Key
    Windows Product Key: *****-*****-RYYFG-3G99H-YWKT8
    Windows Product Key Hash: BPOgMAeacLePHlaSOKB5VwQ7K7k=
    Windows Product ID: 55274-640-1398993-23995
    Windows Product ID Type: 1
    Windows License Type: Volume
    Windows OS version: 5.1.2600.2.00010100.2.0.pro
    Download Center code: 3X95GS7
    ID: d730dbd4-b576-4600-9ae9-99e614fe3b4f
    Is Admin: Yes
    AutoDial: No
    Registry: 0x0
    WGA Version: Registered, 1.5.512.0
    Signature Type: Microsoft
    Validation Diagnostic:

    System Scan Data-->
    Scan: Complete
    Cryptography: Complete

    Notifications Data-->
    Cached Result: N/A
    Cache refresh Interval: N/A
    Extended notification delay(non-genuine): N/A
    Extended notification delay(un-activated): N/A
    All disabled: N/A
    Reminder reduced: N/A
    File Exists: No
    Version: N/A
    Signatue Type: N/A

    OGA Data-->
    Office Status: 100
    Office Diagnostics:

    Browser Data-->
    Proxy settings: N/A
    User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Win32)
    Default Browser: C:\PROGRA~1\MOZILL~1\FIREFOX.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>d730dbd4-b576-4600-9ae9-99e614fe3b4f</UGUID><Version>1.5.0540.0</Version><OS>5.1.2600.2.00010100.2.0.pro</OS><PKey>*****-*****-*****-*****-YWKT8</PKey><PID>55274-640-1398993-23995</PID><PIDType>1</PIDType><SID>S-1-5-21-823518204-1482476501-839522115</SID><SYSTEM><Manufacturer>NVIDIA</Manufacturer><Model>AWRDACPI</Model></SYSTEM><BIOS><Manufacturer>Phoenix Technologies, LTD</Manufacturer><Version>6.00 PG</Version><SMBIOSVersion major="2" minor="2"/><Date>20030625000000.000000+000</Date></BIOS><HWID>E33532C70184A75F</HWID><UserLCID>0409</UserLCID><SystemLCID>0409</SystemLCID><TimeZone>Eastern Standard Time(GMT-05:00)</TimeZone></MachineData>      <Software><Office><Result>100</Result><Products><Product GUID="{901B0409-6000-11D3-8CFE-0050048383C9}"><LegitResult>100</LegitResult><Name>Microsoft Word 2002</Name><Ver>10</Ver><Val>A540F6F5B6B0EE4</Val><Hash>1YP7qelXs0RDIeXxK0NttEHLTC8=</Hash><Pid>54189-766-8714107-16790</Pid></Product></Products></Office></Software></GenuineResults> 




     

    Tuesday, July 25, 2006 5:57 PM

Answers

  • Unfortunately, it seems you have been made a victim of software counterfeiting. This isn't an OEM copy. This is a Volume License copy, which are reserved for large corporate use and business use. Also, the exact product key is not a real Volume License Product Key, as its been made by a key generator that is not Microsoft Sanctioned.

     

     

    1 I would recommend heading back to your retail point to remedy the issue. There are a few other options as well:

     

    2 Filing a counterfeit report at www.microsoft.com/genuine (click Validate, then click "See all options). - This may qualify you for a free WGA Kit with a high quality counterfeit report (examples can be found at www.howtotell.com)

     

    3 Purchasing a genuine copy directly from a reseller or from us.

     

    I'm sorry for the trouble, but I do hope you submit the counterfeit report and recieve your free WGA kit.

     

    -phil

    Tuesday, July 25, 2006 6:37 PM