Vista 64 says it's activated, but not genuine

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Dale M. White, May 16, 2007.

  1. Is there any bug(s) floating around with the Activation\WGA right now ?

    I've got the MSDN version of Vista32 and Vista64 installed (on the same PC),
    I used it on Monday and all was well) Booted to it today and it tells me I'm
    not genuine. When I try to go through the process of activating (as
    suggested) it says it's already activated, but then goes back to not being
    Genuine. I get in a loop of sorts, as the web links I follow tells me I need
    to activate first.

    I called the 800 MS support number, but that was for activating, which I
    don't get the option to do, so the fellow sent me to MS tech support, since
    it's saying it's already activated and has been so for a few months.

    Before I spend a lot of energy on this, I thought I would peak in and see if
    anyone else is having oddness with the Validation process today. If so, I'll
    just boot back to XP and try again later this week

    Oddly enough, the Vista 32 install (which uses the same product key)
    Validates just fine. Also odd, is on the V64 machine I have office 2003
    installed, which is uses our Corporate VL license and under Vista 64 it
    tells me that License as been revoked, but again, it passes fine on Vista 32
    and XP.

    I tried the obvious of telling Vista, I wanted to re-enter my Product key,
    which works (or is accepted) but still no validation. Is there a way to make
    windows un-activated, so I can go through the full activate process and
    hopefully get this going again

    Thanks
     
    Dale M. White, May 16, 2007
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  2. Do you realize Dale that the same product key can not be used for an install
    of both 64 bit and 32 bit Vista. The key is for one or the other.

    Maybe that is what is throwing you a monkey wrench. They validated OK, but
    that was some time ago I presume. Now one of them will not pass WGA because
    the key is seen as being used already. A long shot, but this is what may be
    happening.

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    Regards,

    Richard Urban
    Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User
    (For email, remove the obvious from my address)

    Quote from George Ankner:
    If you knew as much as you think you know,
    You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
     
    Richard Urban, May 16, 2007
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  3. Shucks, Delayed reaction. I just realized that you are using MSDN keys.
    Don't know if this would enter into the mix after all.
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    Regards,

    Richard Urban
    Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User
    (For email, remove the obvious from my address)

    Quote from George Ankner:
    If you knew as much as you think you know,
    You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
     
    Richard Urban, May 16, 2007
    #3
  4. Dale M. White

    Mike Matheny Guest

    After serious thinking Richard Urban wrote :
    I'm pretty sure you get 10 simultaneous activations with the MSDN
    subscriptions. I don't think that's the issue.
     
    Mike Matheny, May 16, 2007
    #4
  5. Yeah, like Mike stated in his Post, It's suppose to be good for 10
    activations, so I'm guessing, I would still have 8 left.

    Oddly enough, this has been my config since Feb, so I don't know why now it
    would suddenly be a problem. I have a feeling that I could probably format
    re-install and fix it, but I'm being lazy at the moment.

    I'm hoping to find out a eaiser fix, like the one you found out after your
    did a format re-install to resolve the spybot IE7 update issue.
     
    Dale M. White, May 16, 2007
    #5
  6. Did you "just recently" update the SATA driver from Windows Update? Was it
    for Silicon Image chipset?



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    Regards,

    Richard Urban
    Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User
    (For email, remove the obvious from my address)

    Quote from George Ankner:
    If you knew as much as you think you know,
    You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
     
    Richard Urban, May 16, 2007
    #6
  7. Dale M. White

    Dale White Guest

    Yes, I did, but it was the Nforce 4 Sata driver, At which time, it re-added
    (found new hardware) the Western Digital Raptor drive, which is where XP is
    intalled (and is the primary boot drive) My Vista installs are on a separate
    maxtor drive but same controller

    I ran that same update on Vista 32 and it also re-added the WD drive.

    You thinking that somehow screwed up the hard drive IDs, making it appear
    that I switch drives or its on a new system ?
     
    Dale White, May 16, 2007
    #7
  8. :: Shakes fists at Microsoft !! :::

    Your hunch was correct Richard, after a little dorking around, I was able to
    reload the original Nvidia Vista drivers (ver 15.00) for my motherboard,
    namely the SMbus and now Vista 64 is all happy again

    This also makes sense of something I was wondering about, My GF's system
    also uses a Nforce 4 board and I also applied all the updates to her system
    and I noticed yesterday, that she was getting a "You must activate your
    windows" message. She's been using this system for about 3 months now. I'm
    guessing since that system is running the Vista Enterprise edition with a VL
    key, that is why it didn't have a problem with re-activating\Validating. I
    was wondering why she got that message out of the blue, since it was a VL
    install and we didn't make any hardware changes.

    Guess I'll think twice before applying those "optional" updates. Though it's
    a bit strange and I think MS needs to loosen up that WGA grip, if loading a
    driver can cause Windows to become invalid, especially when it's their
    driver (well kind of I guess)
     
    Dale M. White, May 17, 2007
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  9. Hello Dale,
    Then it should show as not-activated
    Open an Elevated CMD prompt:
    run slmgr -dlv all
    Report back the output.

    Thanks,
    Darrell Gorter[MSFT]

    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights
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    |>Yes, I did, but it was the Nforce 4 Sata driver, At which time, it
    re-added
    |>(found new hardware) the Western Digital Raptor drive, which is where XP
    is
    |>intalled (and is the primary boot drive) My Vista installs are on a
    separate
    |>maxtor drive but same controller
    |>
    |>I ran that same update on Vista 32 and it also re-added the WD drive.
    |>
    |>You thinking that somehow screwed up the hard drive IDs, making it appear
    |>that I switch drives or its on a new system ?
    |>
    |>|>> Did you "just recently" update the SATA driver from Windows Update?
    Was
    |>> it for Silicon Image chipset?
    |>>
    |>>
    |>>
    |>> --
    |>>
    |>>
    |>> Regards,
    |>>
    |>> Richard Urban
    |>> Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User
    |>> (For email, remove the obvious from my address)
    |>>
    |>> Quote from George Ankner:
    |>> If you knew as much as you think you know,
    |>> You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
    |>>
    |>> |>>>
    |>>> Yeah, like Mike stated in his Post, It's suppose to be good for 10
    |>>> activations, so I'm guessing, I would still have 8 left.
    |>>>
    |>>> Oddly enough, this has been my config since Feb, so I don't know why
    now
    |>>> it would suddenly be a problem. I have a feeling that I could probably
    |>>> format re-install and fix it, but I'm being lazy at the moment.
    |>>>
    |>>> I'm hoping to find out a eaiser fix, like the one you found out after
    |>>> your did a format re-install to resolve the spybot IE7 update issue.
    |>>>
    |>>> |>>>> Shucks, Delayed reaction. I just realized that you are using MSDN
    keys.
    |>>>> Don't know if this would enter into the mix after all.
    |>>>> --
    |>>>>
    |>>>>
    |>>>> Regards,
    |>>>>
    |>>>> Richard Urban
    |>>>> Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User
    |>>>> (For email, remove the obvious from my address)
    |>>>>
    |>>>> Quote from George Ankner:
    |>>>> If you knew as much as you think you know,
    |>>>> You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
    |>>>>
    |>>>> |>>>>> Is there any bug(s) floating around with the Activation\WGA right
    now ?
    |>>>>>
    |>>>>> I've got the MSDN version of Vista32 and Vista64 installed (on the
    same
    |>>>>> PC), I used it on Monday and all was well) Booted to it today and it
    |>>>>> tells me I'm not genuine. When I try to go through the process of
    |>>>>> activating (as suggested) it says it's already activated, but then
    goes
    |>>>>> back to not being Genuine. I get in a loop of sorts, as the web
    links I
    |>>>>> follow tells me I need to activate first.
    |>>>>>
    |>>>>> I called the 800 MS support number, but that was for activating,
    which
    |>>>>> I don't get the option to do, so the fellow sent me to MS tech
    support,
    |>>>>> since it's saying it's already activated and has been so for a few
    |>>>>> months.
    |>>>>>
    |>>>>> Before I spend a lot of energy on this, I thought I would peak in
    and
    |>>>>> see if anyone else is having oddness with the Validation process
    today.
    |>>>>> If so, I'll just boot back to XP and try again later this week
    |>>>>>
    |>>>>> Oddly enough, the Vista 32 install (which uses the same product key)
    |>>>>> Validates just fine. Also odd, is on the V64 machine I have office
    2003
    |>>>>> installed, which is uses our Corporate VL license and under Vista 64
    it
    |>>>>> tells me that License as been revoked, but again, it passes fine on
    |>>>>> Vista 32 and XP.
    |>>>>>
    |>>>>> I tried the obvious of telling Vista, I wanted to re-enter my
    Product
    |>>>>> key, which works (or is accepted) but still no validation. Is there
    a
    |>>>>> way to make windows un-activated, so I can go through the full
    activate
    |>>>>> process and hopefully get this going again
    |>>>>>
    |>>>>> Thanks
    |>>>>
    |>>>
    |>>
    |>
    |>
    |>
     
    Darrell Gorter[MSFT], May 17, 2007
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  10. Well, I have a screenshot that says it's activated, but it doesn't have the
    "Not Genuine" pop-up in it, so I'm guessing that won't do you any good.

    As you might have seen from my other post, I was able to fix the problem, by
    reverting to the previous driver. But I'm more then willing to try and break
    it again, if you can tell me how to get the Windowsupdate driver to install
    again.

    This is the driver that showed loaded
    NVIDIA Corporation - Storage - NVIDIA nForce4 Serial ATA Controller

    Installation date: ?5/?12/?2007 8:59 AM
    Installation status: Successful
    Update type: Optional
    NVIDIA Corporation Storage software update released in December, 2006
    More information:
    http://winqual.microsoft.com/support/?driverid=20028236

    Since it shows successfully downloaded\installed, I'm guessing that's why
    I'm not getting the option to re-install it again. And I don't see an option
    to un-install it from the "Installed Updates" window




     
    Dale M. White, May 17, 2007
    #10
  11. When I updated the SATA driver for my nForce 2 M/B (Silicon Image chipset)
    the exact same thing happened. Even though the system was showing as
    activated it failed WGA repeatedly. I was not given an opportunity to
    reactivate.

    I went back to a previous TrueImage system image that I had created the day
    prior. Just for the heck of it I tried it again with the same results. I was
    not able to repair the damage done.

    I again went back to the previous image. Then I his the offending driver so
    I would not be tempted to install it, yet again.




    --


    Regards,

    Richard Urban
    Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User
    (For email, remove the obvious from my address)

    Quote from George Ankner:
    If you knew as much as you think you know,
    You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
     
    Richard Urban, May 17, 2007
    #11
  12. The problem is this, I believe. When the new SATA driver is installed, and
    you reboot, the O/S thinks that you have installed it to a new drive. I read
    somewhere that a new drive is worth 10 points toward a time out. The bigger
    problem is that you are not allowed to correct for the condition.

    I have posted about this same problem extensively about 3-5 weeks ago when
    it first happen to me.

    I wish someone from M/S would contact me so that we can work this out. I see
    many getting tapped by this update.

    --


    Regards,

    Richard Urban
    Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User
    (For email, remove the obvious from my address)

    Quote from George Ankner:
    If you knew as much as you think you know,
    You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
     
    Richard Urban, May 17, 2007
    #12
  13. Maybe you should reply to Darrell Gorter[MSFT] message.

    I'm trying to reproduce the problem, but since I don't have an image to
    restore. I'm not having much luck getting it to fail again. Wish there was a
    way I could manual download and install that driver it's using.

    I would have to think, with 40 million copies sold (Bill's numbers, not
    mine), more than you and I are getting bit by this.
     
    Dale M. White, May 17, 2007
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  14. A manual install causes the same problem.

    I am in the process of rebuilding my system in trouble shooting yet another
    problem (the KB931768 I.E. security update from 5/8/07). I installed all the
    updated drivers before I first reactivated the system. This way it will not
    cause me a future problem.

    If you have no discernable problem with your installation - refrain from
    updating drivers, especially if they have to do with the disk subsystem.

    --


    Regards,

    Richard Urban
    Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User
    (For email, remove the obvious from my address)

    Quote from George Ankner:
    If you knew as much as you think you know,
    You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!

     
    Richard Urban, May 17, 2007
    #14
  15. Hello,
    Did you do phone activation on these machines or was this internet
    activated?
    Thanks,
    Darrell Gorter[MSFT]

    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights
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    |>When I updated the SATA driver for my nForce 2 M/B (Silicon Image
    chipset)
    |>the exact same thing happened. Even though the system was showing as
    |>activated it failed WGA repeatedly. I was not given an opportunity to
    |>reactivate.
    |>
    |>I went back to a previous TrueImage system image that I had created the
    day
    |>prior. Just for the heck of it I tried it again with the same results. I
    was
    |>not able to repair the damage done.
    |>
    |>I again went back to the previous image. Then I his the offending driver
    so
    |>I would not be tempted to install it, yet again.
    |>
    |>
    |>
    |>
    |>--
    |>
    |>
    |>Regards,
    |>
    |>Richard Urban
    |>Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User
    |>(For email, remove the obvious from my address)
    |>
    |>Quote from George Ankner:
    |>If you knew as much as you think you know,
    |>You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
    |>
    |>|>>
    |>> Yes, I did, but it was the Nforce 4 Sata driver, At which time, it
    |>> re-added (found new hardware) the Western Digital Raptor drive, which
    is
    |>> where XP is intalled (and is the primary boot drive) My Vista installs
    are
    |>> on a separate maxtor drive but same controller
    |>>
    |>> I ran that same update on Vista 32 and it also re-added the WD drive.
    |>>
    |>> You thinking that somehow screwed up the hard drive IDs, making it
    appear
    |>> that I switch drives or its on a new system ?
    |>>
    |>> |>>> Did you "just recently" update the SATA driver from Windows Update?
    Was
    |>>> it for Silicon Image chipset?
    |>>>
    |>>>
    |>>>
    |>>> --
    |>>>
    |>>>
    |>>> Regards,
    |>>>
    |>>> Richard Urban
    |>>> Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User
    |>>> (For email, remove the obvious from my address)
    |>>>
    |>>> Quote from George Ankner:
    |>>> If you knew as much as you think you know,
    |>>> You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
    |>>>
    |>>> |>>>>
    |>>>> Yeah, like Mike stated in his Post, It's suppose to be good for 10
    |>>>> activations, so I'm guessing, I would still have 8 left.
    |>>>>
    |>>>> Oddly enough, this has been my config since Feb, so I don't know why
    now
    |>>>> it would suddenly be a problem. I have a feeling that I could
    probably
    |>>>> format re-install and fix it, but I'm being lazy at the moment.
    |>>>>
    |>>>> I'm hoping to find out a eaiser fix, like the one you found out after
    |>>>> your did a format re-install to resolve the spybot IE7 update issue.
    |>>>>
    |>>>> |>>>>> Shucks, Delayed reaction. I just realized that you are using MSDN
    keys.
    |>>>>> Don't know if this would enter into the mix after all.
    |>>>>> --
    |>>>>>
    |>>>>>
    |>>>>> Regards,
    |>>>>>
    |>>>>> Richard Urban
    |>>>>> Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User
    |>>>>> (For email, remove the obvious from my address)
    |>>>>>
    |>>>>> Quote from George Ankner:
    |>>>>> If you knew as much as you think you know,
    |>>>>> You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
    |>>>>>
    |>>>>> |>>>>>> Is there any bug(s) floating around with the Activation\WGA right
    now
    |>>>>>> ?
    |>>>>>>
    |>>>>>> I've got the MSDN version of Vista32 and Vista64 installed (on the
    |>>>>>> same PC), I used it on Monday and all was well) Booted to it today
    and
    |>>>>>> it tells me I'm not genuine. When I try to go through the process
    of
    |>>>>>> activating (as suggested) it says it's already activated, but then
    |>>>>>> goes back to not being Genuine. I get in a loop of sorts, as the
    web
    |>>>>>> links I follow tells me I need to activate first.
    |>>>>>>
    |>>>>>> I called the 800 MS support number, but that was for activating,
    |>>>>>> which I don't get the option to do, so the fellow sent me to MS
    tech
    |>>>>>> support, since it's saying it's already activated and has been so
    for
    |>>>>>> a few months.
    |>>>>>>
    |>>>>>> Before I spend a lot of energy on this, I thought I would peak in
    and
    |>>>>>> see if anyone else is having oddness with the Validation process
    |>>>>>> today. If so, I'll just boot back to XP and try again later this
    week
    |>>>>>>
    |>>>>>> Oddly enough, the Vista 32 install (which uses the same product
    key)
    |>>>>>> Validates just fine. Also odd, is on the V64 machine I have office
    |>>>>>> 2003 installed, which is uses our Corporate VL license and under
    Vista
    |>>>>>> 64 it tells me that License as been revoked, but again, it passes
    fine
    |>>>>>> on Vista 32 and XP.
    |>>>>>>
    |>>>>>> I tried the obvious of telling Vista, I wanted to re-enter my
    Product
    |>>>>>> key, which works (or is accepted) but still no validation. Is there
    a
    |>>>>>> way to make windows un-activated, so I can go through the full
    |>>>>>> activate process and hopefully get this going again
    |>>>>>>
    |>>>>>> Thanks
    |>>>>>
    |>>>>
    |>>>
    |>>
    |>>
    |>
    |>
     
    Darrell Gorter[MSFT], May 18, 2007
    #15
  16. I did not know how to get to phone activation without the prompt asking me
    to activate. As I said, I was not presented with the option to
    activate/reactivate. As it was easier for me to just go back to the way the
    system was the day before that is the path that I chose to use.

    This problem has been stated here about 6-8 times now in the various
    newsgroups. The problem, almost invariably, turns out to be a SATA update
    for the Silicon Image chipset (on various Nvidia based M/B's).

    I would be glad to force it to happen again (I have a system image saved
    where it will trigger the error) if you would like to work with me on this.
    Then we could post a solution for the other users experiencing the same
    condition.

    --


    Regards,

    Richard Urban
    Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User
    (For email, remove the obvious from my address)

    Quote from George Ankner:
    If you knew as much as you think you know,
    You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!

     
    Richard Urban, May 18, 2007
    #16
  17. Hello,
    When that machine was activated, not in this scenario, just when activation
    did occur, was phone or Internet Activation used?
    Thanks,
    Darrell Gorter[MSFT]

    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights
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    |>I did not know how to get to phone activation without the prompt asking
    me
    |>to activate. As I said, I was not presented with the option to
    |>activate/reactivate. As it was easier for me to just go back to the way
    the
    |>system was the day before that is the path that I chose to use.
    |>
    |>This problem has been stated here about 6-8 times now in the various
    |>newsgroups. The problem, almost invariably, turns out to be a SATA update
    |>for the Silicon Image chipset (on various Nvidia based M/B's).
    |>
    |>I would be glad to force it to happen again (I have a system image saved
    |>where it will trigger the error) if you would like to work with me on
    this.
    |>Then we could post a solution for the other users experiencing the same
    |>condition.
    |>
    |>--
    |>
    |>
    |>Regards,
    |>
    |>Richard Urban
    |>Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User
    |>(For email, remove the obvious from my address)
    |>
    |>Quote from George Ankner:
    |>If you knew as much as you think you know,
    |>You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
    |>
    |>|>> Hello,
    |>> Did you do phone activation on these machines or was this internet
    |>> activated?
    |>> Thanks,
    |>> Darrell Gorter[MSFT]
    |>>
    |>> This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
    rights
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    |>> |>
    |>> |>When I updated the SATA driver for my nForce 2 M/B (Silicon Image
    |>> chipset)
    |>> |>the exact same thing happened. Even though the system was showing as
    |>> |>activated it failed WGA repeatedly. I was not given an opportunity to
    |>> |>reactivate.
    |>> |>
    |>> |>I went back to a previous TrueImage system image that I had created
    the
    |>> day
    |>> |>prior. Just for the heck of it I tried it again with the same
    results. I
    |>> was
    |>> |>not able to repair the damage done.
    |>> |>
    |>> |>I again went back to the previous image. Then I his the offending
    driver
    |>> so
    |>> |>I would not be tempted to install it, yet again.
    |>> |>
    |>> |>
    |>> |>
    |>> |>
    |>> |>--
    |>> |>
    |>> |>
    |>> |>Regards,
    |>> |>
    |>> |>Richard Urban
    |>> |>Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User
    |>> |>(For email, remove the obvious from my address)
    |>> |>
    |>> |>Quote from George Ankner:
    |>> |>If you knew as much as you think you know,
    |>> |>You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
    |>> |>
    |>> |>|>> |>>
    |>> |>> Yes, I did, but it was the Nforce 4 Sata driver, At which time, it
    |>> |>> re-added (found new hardware) the Western Digital Raptor drive,
    which
    |>> is
    |>> |>> where XP is intalled (and is the primary boot drive) My Vista
    installs
    |>> are
    |>> |>> on a separate maxtor drive but same controller
    |>> |>>
    |>> |>> I ran that same update on Vista 32 and it also re-added the WD
    drive.
    |>> |>>
    |>> |>> You thinking that somehow screwed up the hard drive IDs, making it
    |>> appear
    |>> |>> that I switch drives or its on a new system ?
    |>> |>>
    message
    |>> |>> |>> |>>> Did you "just recently" update the SATA driver from Windows Update?
    |>> Was
    |>> |>>> it for Silicon Image chipset?
    |>> |>>>
    |>> |>>>
    |>> |>>>
    |>> |>>> --
    |>> |>>>
    |>> |>>>
    |>> |>>> Regards,
    |>> |>>>
    |>> |>>> Richard Urban
    |>> |>>> Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User
    |>> |>>> (For email, remove the obvious from my address)
    |>> |>>>
    |>> |>>> Quote from George Ankner:
    |>> |>>> If you knew as much as you think you know,
    |>> |>>> You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
    |>> |>>>
    |>> |>>> |>> |>>>>
    |>> |>>>> Yeah, like Mike stated in his Post, It's suppose to be good for 10
    |>> |>>>> activations, so I'm guessing, I would still have 8 left.
    |>> |>>>>
    |>> |>>>> Oddly enough, this has been my config since Feb, so I don't know
    why
    |>> now
    |>> |>>>> it would suddenly be a problem. I have a feeling that I could
    |>> probably
    |>> |>>>> format re-install and fix it, but I'm being lazy at the moment.
    |>> |>>>>
    |>> |>>>> I'm hoping to find out a eaiser fix, like the one you found out
    |>> after
    |>> |>>>> your did a format re-install to resolve the spybot IE7 update
    issue.
    |>> |>>>>
    |>> message
    |>> |>>>> |>> |>>>>> Shucks, Delayed reaction. I just realized that you are using MSDN
    |>> keys.
    |>> |>>>>> Don't know if this would enter into the mix after all.
    |>> |>>>>> --
    |>> |>>>>>
    |>> |>>>>>
    |>> |>>>>> Regards,
    |>> |>>>>>
    |>> |>>>>> Richard Urban
    |>> |>>>>> Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User
    |>> |>>>>> (For email, remove the obvious from my address)
    |>> |>>>>>
    |>> |>>>>> Quote from George Ankner:
    |>> |>>>>> If you knew as much as you think you know,
    |>> |>>>>> You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
    |>> |>>>>>
    |>> |>>>>> |>> |>>>>>> Is there any bug(s) floating around with the Activation\WGA
    right
    |>> now
    |>> |>>>>>> ?
    |>> |>>>>>>
    |>> |>>>>>> I've got the MSDN version of Vista32 and Vista64 installed (on
    the
    |>> |>>>>>> same PC), I used it on Monday and all was well) Booted to it
    today
    |>> and
    |>> |>>>>>> it tells me I'm not genuine. When I try to go through the
    process
    |>> of
    |>> |>>>>>> activating (as suggested) it says it's already activated, but
    then
    |>> |>>>>>> goes back to not being Genuine. I get in a loop of sorts, as the
    |>> web
    |>> |>>>>>> links I follow tells me I need to activate first.
    |>> |>>>>>>
    |>> |>>>>>> I called the 800 MS support number, but that was for
    activating,
    |>> |>>>>>> which I don't get the option to do, so the fellow sent me to MS
    |>> tech
    |>> |>>>>>> support, since it's saying it's already activated and has been
    so
    |>> for
    |>> |>>>>>> a few months.
    |>> |>>>>>>
    |>> |>>>>>> Before I spend a lot of energy on this, I thought I would peak
    in
    |>> and
    |>> |>>>>>> see if anyone else is having oddness with the Validation process
    |>> |>>>>>> today. If so, I'll just boot back to XP and try again later this
    |>> week
    |>> |>>>>>>
    |>> |>>>>>> Oddly enough, the Vista 32 install (which uses the same product
    |>> key)
    |>> |>>>>>> Validates just fine. Also odd, is on the V64 machine I have
    office
    |>> |>>>>>> 2003 installed, which is uses our Corporate VL license and under
    |>> Vista
    |>> |>>>>>> 64 it tells me that License as been revoked, but again, it
    passes
    |>> fine
    |>> |>>>>>> on Vista 32 and XP.
    |>> |>>>>>>
    |>> |>>>>>> I tried the obvious of telling Vista, I wanted to re-enter my
    |>> Product
    |>> |>>>>>> key, which works (or is accepted) but still no validation. Is
    |>> there
    |>> a
    |>> |>>>>>> way to make windows un-activated, so I can go through the full
    |>> |>>>>>> activate process and hopefully get this going again
    |>> |>>>>>>
    |>> |>>>>>> Thanks
    |>> |>>>>>
    |>> |>>>>
    |>> |>>>
    |>> |>>
    |>> |>>
    |>> |>
    |>> |>
    |>>
    |>
    |>
     
    Darrell Gorter[MSFT], May 18, 2007
    #17
  18. In my case it was activated over the internet.

    I was able to get the activation option again, by adding a Gig of memory.I
    activated it again, but after activation it said it was not Genuine.

     
    Dale M. White, May 18, 2007
    #18
  19. Dale M. White

    Francesco Guest

    Same problem to me but on Vista Ultimate OEM 32bit, yesterday I installed the
    new NVidia SATA controller driver and bang, Windows is activated but no more
    genuine...
     
    Francesco, May 18, 2007
    #19
  20. I used the internet option Darrell.

    --


    Regards,

    Richard Urban
    Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User
    (For email, remove the obvious from my address)

    Quote from George Ankner:
    If you knew as much as you think you know,
    You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!

     
    Richard Urban, May 18, 2007
    #20
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