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  • I'm trying to reinstall Vista but it says my key isn't valid. The sticker on the bottom of my computer is faded and hard to read, so I tried many variations. I hope it doesn't just start saying it's invalid after so many tries, even if I got it right. There's one character in particular that I can't make out. It's a B,P, or R I think. The rest of it is hard to read, but I think I got them all right.

    This is an OEM machine form HP/Best Buy and the sticker on the PC does not have the same number as in this MGADiag paste.

    I'm reinstalling Vista because my MS Office icons have disappeared and the MS Office reinstall quickly fails with no reason except "installation has encountered a problem". 

    Diagnostic Report (1.9.0011.0):
    -----------------------------------------
    WGA Data-->
    Validation Status: Genuine
    Validation Code: 0

    Cached Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0xc004f012
    Windows Product Key: *****-*****-27HYQ-XTKW2-WQD8Q
    Windows Product Key Hash: U8YEZzymoD4DMyaMb32rPrNIS90=
    Windows Product ID: 89583-OEM-7332157-00061
    Windows Product ID Type: 2
    Windows License Type: OEM SLP
    Windows OS version: 6.0.6002.2.00010300.2.0.003
    ID: {57763C5D-0EF3-48E8-A876-65D4B92619E5}(3)
    Is Admin: Yes
    TestCab: 0x0
    WGA Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    Product Name: Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium
    Architecture: 0x00000009
    Build lab: 6002.vistasp2_gdr.090803-2339
    TTS Error: 
    Validation Diagnostic: 
    Resolution Status: N/A

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

    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: 100 Genuine
    Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 - 100 Genuine
    Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007 - 100 Genuine
    OGA Version: N/A, 0x80070002
    Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    Office Diagnostics: 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:\Users\User\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.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>{57763C5D-0EF3-48E8-A876-65D4B92619E5}</UGUID><Version>1.9.0011.0</Version><OS>6.0.6002.2.00010300.2.0.003</OS><Architecture>x64</Architecture><PKey>*****-*****-*****-*****-WQD8Q</PKey><PID>89583-OEM-7332157-00061</PID><PIDType>2</PIDType><SID>S-1-5-21-954416655-3930625657-3360067365</SID><SYSTEM><Manufacturer>Hewlett-Packard</Manufacturer><Model>HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook PC</Model></SYSTEM><BIOS><Manufacturer>Hewlett-Packard</Manufacturer><Version>F.44</Version><SMBIOSVersion major="2" minor="4"/><Date>20090420000000.000000+000</Date></BIOS><HWID>9C303507018400F6</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><OEMID>HPQOEM</OEMID><OEMTableID>SLIC-MPC</OEMTableID></OEM><GANotification/></MachineData><Software><Office><Result>100</Result><Products><Product GUID="{91120000-001A-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE}"><LegitResult>100</LegitResult><Name>Microsoft Office Outlook 2007</Name><Ver>12</Ver><Val>66F6EF02F8A2F10</Val><Hash>IfZNCbjRmem6qv9njVwI7n2Jzd4=</Hash><Pid>81610-904-0520403-62550</Pid><PidType>1</PidType></Product><Product GUID="{91120000-002F-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE}"><LegitResult>100</LegitResult><Name>Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007</Name><Ver>12</Ver><Val>B61581DED883F1A</Val><Hash>7/LKw2p8eZuslR7j1qUyHKV0eDE=</Hash><Pid>81602-909-4121571-68473</Pid><PidType>1</PidType></Product></Products><Applications><App Id="16" Version="12" Result="100"/><App Id="18" Version="12" Result="100"/><App Id="1A" Version="12" Result="100"/><App Id="1B" Version="12" Result="100"/><App Id="A1" Version="12" Result="100"/></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: 89583-00146-321-500061-02-1033-6001.0000-1712009
    Installation ID: 004646247682553613491072961585631984582794582702333406
    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: WQD8Q
    License Status: Licensed

    HWID Data-->
    HWID Hash Current: PAAAAAIABAABAAEAAgACAAAAAwABAAEA6GFKXFaKmVmkA0ZkVPkQM/SEWsaN7/L06kVEAQjk2OisVn4o

    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 HPQOEM SLIC-MPC
      FACP HP     TRINITY 
      HPET HPQOEM SLIC-MPC
      BOOT HPQOEM SLIC-MPC
      MCFG HPQOEM SLIC-MPC
      SLIC HPQOEM SLIC-MPC
      SSDT AMD    PowerNow

    Saturday, January 16, 2010 5:33 PM

Answers

  • Hello HarshColby,

    Computers, which are built by large manufactures that come with Windows Pre-Installed, come with two (2) Product Keys:

    A)   OEM SLP: This key comes pre-installed in Windows, when it comes from the Factory. This key is geared to work with the special instructions found only on that Manufacturer's computer hardware. So when Windows was installed using the OEM SLP key (at the factory) Vista looks at the motherboard and sees the special instructions and Self-Activates. (that's why you did not need to Activate your computer after you brought it home)

     

    B)    COA SLP: This is the Product key that you see on the sticker on the side (or bottom) of your computer. It is a valid product key, but should only be used in limited situations (sush as if the OEM SLP key stops self-activating for whatever reason). The key must be activated by Phone. (Note: All manufacturers that use the OEM SLP system are required by contract to include a Certificate of Authenticity (COA) sticker, that has a COA SLP key, on the computer)

    Reinstalling using the Recovery Software that came with your computer will automatically enter the OEM SLP key. The Diagnostic Report confirms that your Vista is using the OEM SLP key.  The OEM SLP appears to have properly self-activated Vista. 

    In other words, unless you are getting Non-Genuine messages that I am not being shown in your Diagnostic Report, it appears to me your Vista is Activated, Validated and ready to go. You do not need to enter the key from the sticker on the computer.

    Hope that helps,
    Darin MS

    • Proposed as answer by Darin Smith MS Tuesday, January 19, 2010 12:03 AM
    • Marked as answer by Darin Smith MS Tuesday, January 19, 2010 9:10 PM
    Tuesday, January 19, 2010 12:03 AM