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  • My HP Compaq DX2810MT was shipped with Windows Vista Business OEM license but was downgraded to Windows XP Pro. The PC was recently corrupted and I need to reinstall back the Windows XP Pro from the restore CD. I manage to install back the Windows XP Pro BUT Windows Activation key appear even thought I already key i the valid product key.

    Call Microsoft support and provide the installation ID but according to the customer service the installation ID is not valid even though the Windows Vista Business OEM and Windows XP Pro product key is valid one.

    Now I not sure how to activate the Windows XP Pro. Please help.

    Tuesday, April 28, 2015 8:08 AM

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  • It looks to me like this is your problem...

    Marker string from OEMBIOS.DAT: N/A, hr = 0x80004005

    It's a long while since I looked at an XP box, and I can't remember where the OEMBIOS.DAT file is supposed to be :(  - but wherever it is, it looks like it's got incorrect permissions. (or it may be missing completely!)

    Here's HP's instructions for the install process... http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=c01549859

    did you follow that?


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

    Saturday, May 9, 2015 6:49 AM

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  • You need to post in the Windows XP Genuine Issues Forums.  Follow the directions below:

      

    MGA Diagnostic Report:

    To properly analyze and solve problems with Activation and Validation, we need to see a full copy of the diagnostic report produced by the MGADiag tool (download and save to desktop -http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012 )

    Once downloaded, run the tool.
    Click on the Continue button, after a short time, the Continue button will change to a Copy button.
    Click on the Copy button in the tool (ignore any error messages at this point), and then paste (using either r-click/Paste, or Ctrl+V ) into your post.

    One Issue Per Thread:

    Most Activation and Validation issues look the same, on the surface, but can have many different causes and fixes. This is why we ask for a diagnostic report and this is also why we ask that you create your own thread for your issue (in other words, don't post your issue in another person's thread). 

    It just becomes too complicated to try to troubleshoot multiple different issues in the same thread.

    New to the Forums?

    Note that if you are new to these forums, you may find that you are unable to post due to a restriction on the inclusion of links and pictures.
    Simply delete the only lines that contain links -  this will allow the remainder of the report to upload (and those lines are not generally critical to the report anyhow)


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    Tuesday, April 28, 2015 3:51 PM
  • Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
    -----------------------------------------
    Windows Validation Data-->
    Validation Status: Not Activated
    Validation Code: 1
    Cached Validation Code: N/A
    Windows Product Key: *****-*****-2MDY9-F6J9M-K42BQ
    Windows Product Key Hash: jY+nlE0RT38EEXpeUqSdQPABSQc=
    Windows Product ID: 76487-OEM-2211906-00101
    Windows Product ID Type: 2
    Windows License Type: OEM SLP
    Windows OS version: 5.1.2600.2.00010100.2.0.pro
    ID: {121F2A61-250A-4CAA-987D-E8727C9B95AE}(3)
    Is Admin: Yes
    TestCab: 0x0
    LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    Product Name: N/A
    Architecture: N/A
    Build lab: N/A
    TTS Error: N/A
    Validation Diagnostic: 025D1FF3-230-1_025D1FF3-238-2_025D1FF3-258-3
    Resolution Status: Not Activated

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

    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: B4D0AA8B-543-80070002_025D1FF3-230-1_025D1FF3-238-2_025D1FF3-258-3

    Browser Data-->
    Proxy settings:
    User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Win32)
    Default Browser: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.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>{121F2A61-250A-4CAA-987D-E8727C9B95AE}</UGUID><Version>1.9.0027.0</Version><OS>5.1.2600.2.00010100.2.0.pro</OS><Architecture>x32</Architecture><PKey>*****-*****-*****-*****-K42BQ</PKey><PID>76487-OEM-2211906-00101</PID><PIDType>2</PIDType><SID>S-1-5-21-436374069-329068152-839522115</SID><SYSTEM><Manufacturer>Hewlett-Packard</Manufacturer><Model>HP dx2810 MT </Model></SYSTEM><BIOS><Manufacturer>American Megatrends Inc.</Manufacturer><Version>V1.04    </Version><SMBIOSVersion major="2" minor="5"/><Date>20090123000000.000000+000</Date></BIOS><HWID>7000300701848068</HWID><UserLCID>0409</UserLCID><SystemLCID>0409</SystemLCID><TimeZone>Malay Peninsula Standard Time(GMT+08:00)</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

    Windows Activation Technologies-->
    N/A

    HWID Data-->
    N/A

    OEM Activation 1.0 Data-->
    BIOS string matches: yes
    Marker string from BIOS: 1B582:Compaq Computer Corporation|1B582:Compaq Computer Corporation|12EF1:GENUINE C&C INC|1B582:Hewlett-Packard Company|182C1:HITACHI, Ltd|182C1:HITACHI, Ltd|182C1:HITACHI, Ltd
    Marker string from OEMBIOS.DAT: N/A, hr = 0x80004005

    OEM Activation 2.0 Data-->
    N/A
    Wednesday, April 29, 2015 2:37 AM
  • What happens if you try to activate by phone using the automated assistant?

      


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    Wednesday, April 29, 2015 3:04 PM
  • Yes, I did try use phone automated assistant but still fail to downgrade.
    Thursday, April 30, 2015 8:29 AM
  • Where did you get the CD used to install XP?  Your license say it is an OEM install.

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    Thursday, April 30, 2015 5:07 PM
  • I install it from the HP restore CD.

    First I insert the Microsoft Windows XP Pro from HP Restore CD

    Second Insert the HP Restore Plus to identify the OS

    3rd Insert back the Microsoft Windows XP Pro from HP Restore CD

    Start to install the OS

    This how I did the installation.

    Thursday, May 7, 2015 4:27 AM
  • It looks to me like this is your problem...

    Marker string from OEMBIOS.DAT: N/A, hr = 0x80004005

    It's a long while since I looked at an XP box, and I can't remember where the OEMBIOS.DAT file is supposed to be :(  - but wherever it is, it looks like it's got incorrect permissions. (or it may be missing completely!)

    Here's HP's instructions for the install process... http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=c01549859

    did you follow that?


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

    Saturday, May 9, 2015 6:49 AM