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Invalid License

    Question

  • I've read through several different posts about the same issue. None seem to help. I bought this computer from a Rent-to-own company, namely Premier Rental Purchase. I've had it for a good 2-2 1/2 years now. I've also transfered the old HD & CD Drive from the old Dell case, into a new Cooler Master tower, with a new motherboard, cpu and power supply. When I booted my computer up yesterday, I got a message saying that the License is invalid for this version of Windows. I'm not sure if I will have to buy a new CD of Windows, or if I could simply re-install it. 

    Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
    -----------------------------------------
    Windows Validation Data-->
    Validation Status: Invalid License
    Validation Code: 50
    Cached Online Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0xc004f012
    Windows Product Key: *****-*****-F4GJK-KG77H-B9HD2
    Windows Product Key Hash: iJAth4TbScMi8HdcPurlASXdEkw=
    Windows Product ID: 89583-OEM-7332157-00204
    Windows Product ID Type: 2
    Windows License Type: OEM SLP
    Windows OS version: 6.0.6002.2.00010300.2.0.003
    ID: {23FD9A08-1201-44ED-9D2E-DDD82DE730C1}(3)
    Is Admin: Yes
    TestCab: 0x0
    LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    Product Name: Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium
    Architecture: 0x00000009
    Build lab: 6002.vistasp2_gdr.130104-1437
    TTS Error: M:20120708162235650-
    Validation Diagnostic: 
    Resolution Status: N/A

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

    Windows XP 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: 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\DaveyRay\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>{23FD9A08-1201-44ED-9D2E-DDD82DE730C1}</UGUID><Version>1.9.0027.0</Version><OS>6.0.6002.2.00010300.2.0.003</OS><Architecture>x64</Architecture><PKey>*****-*****-*****-*****-B9HD2</PKey><PID>89583-OEM-7332157-00204</PID><PIDType>2</PIDType><SID>S-1-5-21-2877084290-188460954-4108558267</SID><SYSTEM><Manufacturer>To Be Filled By O.E.M.</Manufacturer><Model>To Be Filled By O.E.M.</Model></SYSTEM><BIOS><Manufacturer>American Megatrends Inc.</Manufacturer><Version>P1.70</Version><SMBIOSVersion major="2" minor="7"/><Date>20121012000000.000000+000</Date></BIOS><HWID>7F323507018400F2</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>  

    Spsys.log Content: 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    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: 89583-00146-321-500204-02-1033-6002.0000-0772013
    Installation ID: 014193707365612164439822182571410171802441689890195175
    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: B9HD2
    License Status: Notification
    Notification Reason: 0xC004F057.

    Windows Activation Technologies-->
    N/A

    HWID Data-->
    HWID Hash Current: NAAAAAEABAABAAEAAQABAAAAAgABAAEAln0mUYhAwAgaSFTyEDP6+yB28vTogpDurFZ2Mg==

    OEM Activation 1.0 Data-->
    N/A

    OEM Activation 2.0 Data-->
    BIOS valid for OA 2.0: yes, but no SLIC table
    Windows marker version: N/A
    OEMID and OEMTableID Consistent: N/A
    BIOS Information: 
      ACPI Table Name OEMID Value OEMTableID Value
      APIC ALASKA A M I
      FACP ALASKA A M I
      HPET ALASKA A M I
      MCFG ALASKA A M I
      FPDT ALASKA A M I
      AAFT ALASKA OEMAAFT 
      SSDT AMD   POWERNOW
      BGRT ALASKA A M I

    Monday, March 18, 2013 6:48 PM

Answers

  • The installed Key is one for a Dell machine.

    The motherboard here appears to be a retail one.

    OEM Keys cannot be moved to new motherboards unless the old one fails and is replaced under warranty conditions - however you could try changing the Key to the one on the Dell's case and see if that will activate.

    If you no longer have the case (and hence the Key), your only option is to purchase a new license for Windows.


    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    No - I do not work for Microsoft, or any of its contractors.

    • Marked as answer by Ducksworth Monday, March 18, 2013 8:27 PM
    Monday, March 18, 2013 7:53 PM
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  • The installed Key is one for a Dell machine.

    The motherboard here appears to be a retail one.

    OEM Keys cannot be moved to new motherboards unless the old one fails and is replaced under warranty conditions - however you could try changing the Key to the one on the Dell's case and see if that will activate.

    If you no longer have the case (and hence the Key), your only option is to purchase a new license for Windows.


    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    No - I do not work for Microsoft, or any of its contractors.

    • Marked as answer by Ducksworth Monday, March 18, 2013 8:27 PM
    Monday, March 18, 2013 7:53 PM
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  • Gotcha. I was hoping that wasn't the cause but, ah well. Thanks for the help, though.

    Would it be better to get an OEM version, or retail?

    Monday, March 18, 2013 8:29 PM
  • For Windows XP-Windows 7 OEM licenses are locked to the first motherboard on which they are activated - Full Retail licenses can be moved freely between machines so long as they are only installed on one machine at a time.

    That's one of the reasons for the price difference. The other major reason is that a Full Retail license entitles the first installer 90 free support from MS to iron out any problems. (the time starts from first activation)


    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    No - I do not work for Microsoft, or any of its contractors.

    Monday, March 18, 2013 9:07 PM
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  • Thanks, I believe I have the answer. Retail will probably be safer for me now, as I'm just kinda learning to build computers. So, thanks again. It's much help to know exactly what's wrong. :)
    Monday, March 18, 2013 9:48 PM
  • For comparison, Windows 8 doesn't have such a thing as a Full Retail license - there's a special addendum to the OEM license for the home-builder which allows its use and subsequent transfer.

    Good luck - and have fun!


    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    No - I do not work for Microsoft, or any of its contractors.

    Monday, March 18, 2013 11:13 PM
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