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  • I keep getting told by WGA windows key not valid, holographic disk and CoA, says OEM software in black bold letters.


    Diagnostic Report (1.9.0011.0):
    -----------------------------------------
    WGA Data-->
    Validation Status: Invalid Product Key
    Validation Code: 8

    Cached Validation Code: N/A
    Windows Product Key: *****-*****-FBHJ8-HJKVC-QKXTW
    Windows Product Key Hash: rutB5qBPoGlEAi4S0HEJkT8fHzc=
    Windows Product ID: 55274-640-7368873-23320
    Windows Product ID Type: 1
    Windows License Type: Volume
    Windows OS version: 5.1.2600.2.00010300.2.0.hom
    ID: {4958B37B-3177-456C-8CE4-BCFC1FD9F445}(3)
    Is Admin: Yes
    TestCab: 0x0
    WGA Version: Registered, 1.9.9.1
    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

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

    WGA 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: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    OGAExec.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    OGAAddin.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

    OGA Data-->
    Office Status: 109 N/A
    OGA Version: Registered, 1.7.111.0
    Signed By: Microsoft
    Office Diagnostics: B4D0AA8B-543-80070002_025D1FF3-230-1

    Browser Data-->
    Proxy settings: N/A
    User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Win32)
    Default Browser: H:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\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-->
    File Mismatch: H:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe[5.1.2600.2180]

    Other data-->
    Office Details: <GenuineResults><MachineData><UGUID>{4958B37B-3177-456C-8CE4-BCFC1FD9F445}</UGUID><Version>1.9.0011.0</Version><OS>5.1.2600.2.00010300.2.0.hom</OS><Architecture>x32</Architecture><PKey>*****-*****-*****-*****-QKXTW</PKey><PID>55274-640-7368873-23320</PID><PIDType>1</PIDType><SID>S-1-5-21-796845957-1085031214-725345543</SID><SYSTEM><Manufacturer>HP-Pavilion</Manufacturer><Model>KJ376AA-ABA m8430f</Model></SYSTEM><BIOS><Manufacturer>American Megatrends Inc.</Manufacturer><Version>5.21   </Version><SMBIOSVersion major="2" minor="5"/><Date>20080226000000.000000+000</Date></BIOS><HWID>F34E3E770184C07B</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/></MachineData><Software><Office><Result>109</Result><Products/><Applications/></Office></Software></GenuineResults> 

    Licensing Data-->
    N/A

    HWID Data-->
    N/A

    OEM Activation 1.0 Data-->
    BIOS string matches: yes
    Marker string from BIOS: 1080E:Compaq Computer Corporation|1080E:Compaq Computer Corporation|16AE9:GENUINE C&C INC|1080E:Hewlett-Packard Company
    Marker string from OEMBIOS.DAT: N/A, hr = 0x80004005

    OEM Activation 2.0 Data-->
    N/A

     

    Thursday, August 20, 2009 9:01 PM

Answers

  • Hello schirrap,

    Right now, your computer has a Volume Licensing (VL) edition of XP Home installed (Line 10), and that installation was done with an invalid Volume Licensing Key (VLK) (Line 2).  VLKs are invalidated by Microsoft key if it was generated by a non-MS Key Generator (keygen) pirating program, which appears to be the situation in your case.

    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, Volume Licenses for XP are upgrade licenses only and can never be used as the orginal or base license for a computer.

    It is very rarely that we see reports showing VL installations of XP Home.  I am not even sure if there was ever a VL edition of XP Home released by Microsoft, or if the report is reflecting the result of the hacking that was done to the file listed in the File Scan section of the report:  File Mismatch: H:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe[5.1.2600.2180]

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

    The next step in the process is to 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 C0A.  Tell us:

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

    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?  In your case we would expect to see HP, HPQ, or Compaq.

    4.  DO NOT post the full Product Key that may be printed on the CoA.

    5.  Retail purchased products come in a nice pretty retail box, and the CoA for retail product is located on the boxtop.  The Product Key is printed on a yellow-orange sticker affixed to the back of the CD holder folder found inside the retail box.

    Not sure what to look for?  Click here:  http://www.microsoft.com/resources/howtotell/en/coa.mspx

    If the CoA on the computer is for XP Home, please first try the Product Key Updater Utility here:  http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=45668

    If the PK Updater does not complete, or if the CoA on the computer is for any Windows other than XP Home, then the solution would be to backup and offload your data, then use the Recovery Solution provided by HP/Compaq to put the original Genuine Windows back onto the computer.

    You mentioned that you have a hologrammed CD and a CoA that has OEM Software printed on it.  As a rule, HP does not include Genuine hologrammed CDs with their computers and the CoA on the computer should have HP, HPQ, or Compaq printed on it, so I have to assume that you purchased what was supposed to be a systembuilder/small manufacturer OEM licensing kit.  Is the installation of Windows now on the computer the one done by the OEM licensing kit you purchased?  If so, does the Product Key on the CoA that came with this kit match the PK as reported above, *****-*****-FBHJ8-HJKVC-QKXTW?  Did you check your materials against the counterfeit examples shown at http://www.howtotell.com?  Make one last check on the CD--open up the setupp.ini file located in the CD's \i386 folder.  This is a small text file.  Copy and paste the second section (Pid=) of this file into your reply to this message.


    For great advice on all topics XP, visit http://www.annoyances.org/exec/forum/winxp
    • Marked as answer by Darin Smith MS Friday, August 21, 2009 4:20 PM
    • Unmarked as answer by schirrap Saturday, August 22, 2009 12:28 PM
    • Unmarked as answer by schirrap Saturday, August 22, 2009 12:28 PM
    • Marked as answer by Darin Smith MS Wednesday, September 23, 2009 6:25 PM
    Friday, August 21, 2009 12:37 PM

All replies

  • Hello schirrap,

    Right now, your computer has a Volume Licensing (VL) edition of XP Home installed (Line 10), and that installation was done with an invalid Volume Licensing Key (VLK) (Line 2).  VLKs are invalidated by Microsoft key if it was generated by a non-MS Key Generator (keygen) pirating program, which appears to be the situation in your case.

    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, Volume Licenses for XP are upgrade licenses only and can never be used as the orginal or base license for a computer.

    It is very rarely that we see reports showing VL installations of XP Home.  I am not even sure if there was ever a VL edition of XP Home released by Microsoft, or if the report is reflecting the result of the hacking that was done to the file listed in the File Scan section of the report:  File Mismatch: H:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe[5.1.2600.2180]

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

    The next step in the process is to 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 C0A.  Tell us:

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

    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?  In your case we would expect to see HP, HPQ, or Compaq.

    4.  DO NOT post the full Product Key that may be printed on the CoA.

    5.  Retail purchased products come in a nice pretty retail box, and the CoA for retail product is located on the boxtop.  The Product Key is printed on a yellow-orange sticker affixed to the back of the CD holder folder found inside the retail box.

    Not sure what to look for?  Click here:  http://www.microsoft.com/resources/howtotell/en/coa.mspx

    If the CoA on the computer is for XP Home, please first try the Product Key Updater Utility here:  http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=45668

    If the PK Updater does not complete, or if the CoA on the computer is for any Windows other than XP Home, then the solution would be to backup and offload your data, then use the Recovery Solution provided by HP/Compaq to put the original Genuine Windows back onto the computer.

    You mentioned that you have a hologrammed CD and a CoA that has OEM Software printed on it.  As a rule, HP does not include Genuine hologrammed CDs with their computers and the CoA on the computer should have HP, HPQ, or Compaq printed on it, so I have to assume that you purchased what was supposed to be a systembuilder/small manufacturer OEM licensing kit.  Is the installation of Windows now on the computer the one done by the OEM licensing kit you purchased?  If so, does the Product Key on the CoA that came with this kit match the PK as reported above, *****-*****-FBHJ8-HJKVC-QKXTW?  Did you check your materials against the counterfeit examples shown at http://www.howtotell.com?  Make one last check on the CD--open up the setupp.ini file located in the CD's \i386 folder.  This is a small text file.  Copy and paste the second section (Pid=) of this file into your reply to this message.


    For great advice on all topics XP, visit http://www.annoyances.org/exec/forum/winxp
    • Marked as answer by Darin Smith MS Friday, August 21, 2009 4:20 PM
    • Unmarked as answer by schirrap Saturday, August 22, 2009 12:28 PM
    • Unmarked as answer by schirrap Saturday, August 22, 2009 12:28 PM
    • Marked as answer by Darin Smith MS Wednesday, September 23, 2009 6:25 PM
    Friday, August 21, 2009 12:37 PM
  • I checked my cd and CoA against the examples, it all seems to check out. I bought the win xp home disk on ebay, it did not originally come with the computer i installed it on. The computer i installed it on originally had vista, but i encountered too many stability and speed issues. The CoA does not have a manufacturer printed on it. They key provided with the kit matches the above.

    Pid=55274270
    Saturday, August 22, 2009 12:27 PM
  • I fixed it! For all those who are having this issue:

    I repair installed xp again, and this time did not download SP3. I validated sucessfully!!
    • Marked as answer by Darin Smith MS Wednesday, September 23, 2009 6:25 PM
    • Unmarked as answer by Darin Smith MS Wednesday, September 23, 2009 6:25 PM
    Saturday, August 22, 2009 2:00 PM
  • Hello schirrap,

    Please run the mgadiag utility and post a fresh report.

    If you used the same CD as you used before, the one with the "Pid=55274270" in the setupp.ini file, this is very likely a counterfeit CD with counterfeit materials.  The disc is supposed to be an OEM disc, and a real one would have "Pid=55274OEM" and would install XP so that thhe line in the mgadiag report "Windows License Type: Volume"  would read "Windows License Type: OEM COA."


    For great advice on all topics XP, visit http://www.annoyances.org/exec/forum/winxp
    Saturday, August 22, 2009 3:08 PM
  • Hi,
        I'm having same problems. My Toshiba Satelite had win 2000 pro but I bought XP Pro off ebay, Installed it 12 months ago, now saying not valid. The CoA has OEM Software in bold black print, no manufacturer name, is systembuilder software. CD and CoA look genuine, PK  *****-*****-RTRYR-27W28-FVT28 different to the reported by WGA PK *****-*****-2487J-KWKMF-RPWBY
    setup  file on cd reads   Pid=55274270

    Cheers   redleesrover
    Saturday, August 22, 2009 3:57 PM
  • Hello redleesrover,

    If the computer has the WGA Notifications program installed and you are seeing notifications about nongenuine software, please follow the prompts being shown to submit a piracy report and to submit your materials for evaluation as hi-quality counterfeits, which may qualify you for a free replacement from Microsoft.

    It would seem to be too late (12 months) to process a claim thru eBay.


    For great advice on all topics XP, visit http://www.annoyances.org/exec/forum/winxp
    Saturday, August 22, 2009 4:23 PM