A "genuine" Vista losses registration and becomes "not genuine"

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Jose, Mar 11, 2008.

  1. Jose

    Jose Guest

    This is really a bizarre situation. I run Vista Business in a Dell Precision
    workstation with a 3.75 mz processor and 4 mb memory. Six months ago, I
    upgraded the original XP to Vista in a perfectly legal transaction (although
    I have regretted doing the upgrade ever since). Vista had a series of
    operational problems, the worst of which was to have the taskbar freeze every
    time I opened Windows Explorer.

    2 days ago, trying to fix the problem (for the hundredth time) I followed
    the suggestion in a newsgroup to open System Configuration, set it to
    Diagnostic Startup, and reboot. The idea was to see if the taskbar still
    froze while the computer ran in this mode. I did it, and the taskbar did not
    freeze.

    I shut down the computer for the day. This morning, when I rebooted, I was
    faced with a black screen, a message that said my version of VISTA was not
    genuine and asked if I wanted to register or buy a new license.

    I tried to 1) reenter the key, 2) re-register, 3) run VISTA under reduced
    capability, etc. In all cases I got the same message:
    "Windows Activation Error"
    A problem occurred when Windows tried to activate
    Error code 0x8007000D
    The Data is Invalid"

    In desperation, I tried to restart in Safe Mode. After several failures I
    managed to make it run in safe mode. I got rid of the antivirus and any other
    profgram that could prevent registration and I ran again the System
    Configuration to set it to Normal Startup. And I rebooted.

    The system started, but its operation is really flawed:
    1. There is a message in the lower right corner that says " Windos Vista,
    Build 6000, This copy of Windows is not genuine.
    2. I cannot print or use Windows Media Player
    3. Internet explorer is very sluggish and I cannot run anything that
    requires scripts. In fact I could not open this newsgroup and read messages.
    4. I cannot see printers in the network, althought I can access files in
    other computers in the network
    5. Vista runs much slower than before (which makes my 3.7 mz processor feel
    like an ancient 486)

    I went through the registration process again. This time it went through,
    but the "not genuine" message still shows on the screen.

    I used Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder to view the registration key stored in
    the system It is there and it is correct.

    Is there anything else I can do to salvage this Vista installation?
    otherwise I will swallow hard and reinstall Windows XP. Next time, I will
    think very hard before updating any other computer to Vista.

    Any help will be appreciated

    Jose
     
    Jose, Mar 11, 2008
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  2. Jose

    DP Guest

    Have you tried talking to a human on the phone when doing the registration?
    That's been suggested here a lot when similar problems crop up.
     
    DP, Mar 11, 2008
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  3. Jose

    MaryL Guest

    I'm not sure that this will help (and I *definitely* am not an expert in
    this area). However, I have the full version of Vista Home Premium, which I
    opted to buy with my new Dell Inspsiron 530 instead of the OEM version that
    shipped with the computer. I have had so many problems with IE constantly
    shutting down and giving "program not responding" error message that I don't
    remember at which point I had to deal with authorization. However, at one
    point, I received a message that indicated that I needed to verify whether I
    had a genuine Vista product. I did this by going to the Microsoft site.
    Result: MS reported that my copy was not valid, and a message said that an
    "unauthorized change" was made and I would no longer receive notifications.
    I went back to MS, re-ran their test to check for "genuine" products.
    Voila! Now, it was accepted. So, you might want to go to the Microsoft web
    site and look up the test to check for validity of MS products.

    Incidentally, IE7 has been a real pain for me. I need to check and see if
    Vista will accept IE6. It created far fewer problems. I have not had any
    trouble with Vista, itself, but IE7 was installed along with Vista.

    MaryL
     
    MaryL, Mar 11, 2008
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  4. Jose

    NoStop Guest

    Contact the Better Business Bureau and let them know how Microsoft ripped
    you off. You can also file a complaint with your state's Consumer
    Protection Department. You'll probably get nowhere with these actions, but
    it'll allow you to waste more time. A solution that really works easily and
    quickly and keeps on working, is to go here ...

    http://www.ubuntu.com

    .... and download the liveCD ISO for your computer, burn the CD from the ISO
    image, boot your computer from the CD and install Ubuntu overwriting that
    ridiculous toy operating system that treats you like a criminal.

    Cheers.

    --
    What does Bill Gates use?
    http://tinyurl.com/2zxhdl

    Proprietary Software: a 20th Century software business model.

    Be Afraid ... Be Very Afraid ... of Francis' RELATIVES!

    Frank, hard at work on his Vista computer all day:
    http://redwing.hutman.net/~mreed/warriorshtm/compost.htm
     
    NoStop, Mar 11, 2008
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  5. Jose

    Alias Guest

    Vista's one of the best things that's ever happened for Open Source. Now
    that MS has tightened the "you are a thief until you activate and
    genuine yourself to death", people are getting sick of it. Soon, Gates
    will be saying what he said when Windows came out, "If they steal
    *anything*, I want it to be my software" but he ain't no come back kid.

    Alias
     
    Alias, Mar 11, 2008
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  6. Jose

    DP Guest

    And yet, MS deactivated the "kill switch" to make things easier on users.
    So, that argument cuts both ways.

    Meanwhile, WalMart finds it can't make money on Linux computers. Does that
    translate into No Demand for Linux?
     
    DP, Mar 11, 2008
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  7. Jose

    Frank Guest

    Yeah and Dell dropped to #3 after offering linux. Linux is like a poison
    to computer retailers. Also after Vista came out, linux started to lost
    market share every month and it continues to this day.
    alias and nostop are butt-buddies and linux zealot fanatics. They're
    both broke, lying scumbags who are jealous of all Vista users.
    IOW's they're real losers...LOL!
    Frank
     
    Frank, Mar 11, 2008
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  8. That is a brilliant solution for someone that has trouble with IE7, not!
    If he has trouble with IE7 just imagine the problems with the selection of
    browsers you get with Ubuntu.. some work on this site but not that, some the
    other way around, none work on as many sites as IE6 which he wants and
    probably not as many as IE7 which he has problems with.

    Just proves you are nothing but a troll and are not here to help.

    Advice to the OP and anyone else just ignore nostop and alias they do not
    have *your* interests in mind.
     
    [email protected], Mar 11, 2008
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  9. Jose

    Alias Guest

    Under intense pressure. I hear the WGA tool will be in XP's SP3.
    No, same old same old.
    No, that translates into Wal-Mart not knowing how to market Linux.

    Alias
     
    Alias, Mar 11, 2008
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  10. Jose

    Alias Guest

    First the lies:
    Now the insults:
    You don't know what you're talking about but what else is new?

    Alias
     
    Alias, Mar 11, 2008
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  11. Jose

    Alias Guest

    First the lies:
    Oh, bull crap. Firefox comes with Ubuntu and can visit any site IE 6 can
    with the exception that it cannot get the drive by malware that *any*
    browser in any flavor of Windows can get.

    Now the insults:
    Trying to imitate Frank, are ya?

    Alias
     
    Alias, Mar 11, 2008
    #11
  12. Please follow this troubleshooting procedure:

    1. Download and run the MGA Diagnostic Tool: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012

    2. After running the MGA Diagnostic Tool, click on the "Windows" tab and then click on "Copy".

    3. Next, visit the following website and create a post in the "WGA Validation Problems" forum
    and paste the results of the WGA Diagnostic Data in a detailed post.
    http://forums.microsoft.com/Genuine/default.aspx?SiteID=25

    4. A WGA troubleshooting specialist will analyze the data and recommend an appropriate solution.

    --
    Carey Frisch
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows Shell/User

    ---------------------------------------------------------------

    :

    This is really a bizarre situation. I run Vista Business in a Dell Precision
    workstation with a 3.75 mz processor and 4 mb memory. Six months ago, I
    upgraded the original XP to Vista in a perfectly legal transaction (although
    I have regretted doing the upgrade ever since). Vista had a series of
    operational problems, the worst of which was to have the taskbar freeze every
    time I opened Windows Explorer.

    2 days ago, trying to fix the problem (for the hundredth time) I followed
    the suggestion in a newsgroup to open System Configuration, set it to
    Diagnostic Startup, and reboot. The idea was to see if the taskbar still
    froze while the computer ran in this mode. I did it, and the taskbar did not
    freeze.

    I shut down the computer for the day. This morning, when I rebooted, I was
    faced with a black screen, a message that said my version of VISTA was not
    genuine and asked if I wanted to register or buy a new license.

    I tried to 1) reenter the key, 2) re-register, 3) run VISTA under reduced
    capability, etc. In all cases I got the same message:
    "Windows Activation Error"
    A problem occurred when Windows tried to activate
    Error code 0x8007000D
    The Data is Invalid"

    In desperation, I tried to restart in Safe Mode. After several failures I
    managed to make it run in safe mode. I got rid of the antivirus and any other
    profgram that could prevent registration and I ran again the System
    Configuration to set it to Normal Startup. And I rebooted.

    The system started, but its operation is really flawed:
    1. There is a message in the lower right corner that says " Windos Vista,
    Build 6000, This copy of Windows is not genuine.
    2. I cannot print or use Windows Media Player
    3. Internet explorer is very sluggish and I cannot run anything that
    requires scripts. In fact I could not open this newsgroup and read messages.
    4. I cannot see printers in the network, althought I can access files in
    other computers in the network
    5. Vista runs much slower than before (which makes my 3.7 mz processor feel
    like an ancient 486)

    I went through the registration process again. This time it went through,
    but the "not genuine" message still shows on the screen.

    I used Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder to view the registration key stored in
    the system It is there and it is correct.

    Is there anything else I can do to salvage this Vista installation?
    otherwise I will swallow hard and reinstall Windows XP. Next time, I will
    think very hard before updating any other computer to Vista.

    Any help will be appreciated

    Jose
     
    Carey Frisch [MVP], Mar 11, 2008
    #12
  13. Did you know that drinking milk as a child leads to heroin addiction?
    It's true! Every single heroin addict I've talked to drank milk as a child.
     
    the wharf rat, Mar 11, 2008
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  14. Jose

    Bill Yanaire Guest

    Wrong again. You just don't get it. But seeing as you are a big Ubuntu
    fanboy, you will never get it. Yes Vista has problems, but Ubuntu is FREE
    and the people are not flocking to it. Ubuntu is good for teck-heads and
    pimply headed teenagers who can't get a date, and even Alias who can't
    afford normal software.

    It's amazing that a product like Ubuntu/Linux is FREE and it still isn't a
    big deal. Open Sores software which in theory is a nice idea, but with
    hundreds of people working on Open Sores software, it just isn't going to be
    up to the professional standards that people expect.

    Get over it, your wonderful Ubuntu that you cherish is a piece-O-crap!
     
    Bill Yanaire, Mar 11, 2008
    #14
  15. Jose

    Bill Yanaire Guest

    Where are the lies? Dell has dropped marketshare after offering Linux. He
    is right. Linux is a poison to computer retailers. If it wasn't MORE would
    be offering it. Remember, Linux has been FREE for a long time and Ubuntu
    also has been FREE. People just don't want some lousy piece of crap that
    doesn't do anything other than surf the internet and mail out some crappy
    posts like Alias does.

    Ubuntu is for pimply headed teenagers who can't get dates (and Alias), and
    other geek types who want to tinker with an inferior product.

    That is all
     
    Bill Yanaire, Mar 11, 2008
    #15
  16. Jose

    Bill Yanaire Guest

    You do know how to Market Ubuntu but your problem is you've been trying to
    market Ubuntu to Vista users. That is like trying to market Chevy parts to
    Ford owners!!! Keep up the good work Alias. Eventually you will get
    another person in this group to convert. That will bring up the user count
    to 204!!!!!

    Remember Ubuntu is FREE and the people don't want it.

    Just FYI
     
    Bill Yanaire, Mar 11, 2008
    #16
  17. Jose

    Bill Yanaire Guest

    Another brilliant solution offered by Alias. No wonder he works for
    Ubuntu!!!!

    With Ubuntu you get what you pay for - Nothing!!!!
     
    Bill Yanaire, Mar 11, 2008
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  18. Jose

    NoStop Guest

    They SOLD OUT so customers obviously bought them. BUT, the profit margins
    weren't there on these lo-ball machines and retail space is expensive. So
    Wallys World made a decision to stock those shelves with something else.
    Done all the time in retail and doesn't reflect on demand at all.

    Cheers.

    --
    What does Bill Gates use?
    http://tinyurl.com/2zxhdl

    Proprietary Software: a 20th Century software business model.

    Be Afraid ... Be Very Afraid ... of Francis' RELATIVES!

    Frank, hard at work on his Vista computer all day:
    http://redwing.hutman.net/~mreed/warriorshtm/compost.htm
     
    NoStop, Mar 11, 2008
    #18
  19. Jose

    NoStop Guest

    You missed one little detail here Mr. Yawn in your car analogy ...

    The Fords in question were much like Vista: the ignition switch moved to
    the trunk, the blinker switch on the back of the headrest and the bright/dim
    switch in the glovebox. On top of that they crashed all the time and
    literally fell apart, so that everytime one changed the oil in one of them,
    one would never know if it would ever start again.

    Linux on the other hand is aptly described below:

    "If you want an OS that doesn't chauffeur you around, but hands you the
    keys, puts you in the driver's seat, and expects you to know what to do:
    Get Linux. You'll have to devote some time to learning how to use it, but
    once you've done so, you'll have an OS that you can make sit up and dance.
    [D. Humphries]"

    Cheers.

    --
    What does Bill Gates use?
    http://tinyurl.com/2zxhdl

    Proprietary Software: a 20th Century software business model.

    Be Afraid ... Be Very Afraid ... of Francis' RELATIVES!

    Frank, hard at work on his Vista computer all day:
    http://redwing.hutman.net/~mreed/warriorshtm/compost.htm
     
    NoStop, Mar 11, 2008
    #19
  20. Jose

    Bill Yanaire Guest

    You certainly don't know what you are talking about as usual. Just another
    putz here in Vista Land. You obviously don't like Vista so anything anyone
    says doesn't matter to you. Why not go slither over to the Ubuntu forums
    and help those poor souls who can't get their Wonderful Ubuntu to do
    anything except read e-mail and surf the net. If you enjoy technology that
    is 10 years past, then go for it.

    For the rest of us who need to get real work done, we will use a Windows
    solution. Maybe Vista isn't 100% up to the task, but Ubuntu is crippled.

    Remember, Ubuntu/Linux is FREE and the people don't want it. You just can't
    get that through your thick skull.
     
    Bill Yanaire, Mar 11, 2008
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