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Windows Genuine Advantage Validation Tool (KB892130) install fails

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Old 19-10-2005
SAinCA
 
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Windows Genuine Advantage Validation Tool (KB892130) install fails

EVERY TIME I try Windows Update this "tool" is REQUIRED. I say "Download and
Install", it says "FAILED!". This happens EVERY TIME!

Would an MVP PLEASE help... This is my second "plead" and I've endured this
failure for over a month with NO resolution..

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Old 19-10-2005
Alias
 
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Did you disable your anti virus' auto scan before attempting to install WGA?

Some virus scanners can't be disabled that easy.
If you virus protection has a script protection-turn that off.
Then update.
Reboot
Turn it back on

have just had the same problem, went to
http://www.microsoft.com/genuine/dow...yValidate.aspx
and validated online and am now able to update windows
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Old 23-04-2006
Blazingrex@yahoo.com
 
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I think this is some kind of stupid joke if you
right click on the properties it's really nothing. Just a stupid joke the
internet is running . And I ignor it from now on. If they don't mind it
sitting there like junk. Than I don't either. I still get automatic updates
but this KB892130 tool is junk to me.
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Old 26-07-2008
Dmonn
 
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This worked for me too! My Windows Update no longer tries to download the "genuine advantage" update, then fails, over and over again. This link resolved it. Thanks yc!! FYI to all, the actual button to validate your version of Windows is here --> http://www.microsoft.com/genuine/

I haven't used this computer for a few months and am just bringing it back to life with a bunch of updates, and have removed bad programs like Zone Alarm and other hogs. Maybe that has something to do with the problem. Most users probably are asked to validate their version before downloading & installing the other 9 updates I just got through?... That is my guess.

Firstly I gone with Firefox and downloaded this file but it didn't work. After that I tried with IE and it worked out. So, don't downloaded it locally. Install with IE from the site.

I just use MBSA to get updates.

Too bad though that Live OneCare keeps reminding me that I need to download
critical updates when in fact 'Windows Genuine Advantage Validation Tool
(KB892130)' isn't critical at all.

You only need to install KB892130 if you update via Windows Update website.
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Old 03-02-2010
WillLik
 
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RE: Windows Genuine Advantage Validation Tool (KB892130) install f

None of those worked for me.
Solved! What I did was to search in Windows for anything named "892130"
I found the files in:
C:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\Download\a49d784415582d2f98c84ceb0a75d898\update
I then right clicked the inf file and hit install.
Then I executed the update.exe file and rebooted.
Voila (That's pronounced Voweelah here in the south)
Upon rebooting update site did it's thing very well.
Hope this helps folks.
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Old 02-04-2010
James
 
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Re: Windows Genuine Advantage Validation Tool (KB892130) install f

It should be noted that the website has changed ... as of April 1,
2010, navigate to the following page for online validation:

http://www.microsoft.com/genuine/val...lidateNow.aspx

This should work for most issues of this type.
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Old 02-04-2010
PA Bear [MS MVP]
 
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Re: Windows Genuine Advantage Validation Tool (KB892130) install f

[Why are you replying to a thread from October 2005?]
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