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Old 17-12-2006
Luther393
 
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Suddenly My Windows XP Pro Is Not Genuine

Sad to say, I'm not the first, but my 2.5 year old copy of XP Pro SP2 is
suddenly "not genuine" according to the latest WGA (12/07).
I went and installed all the updates and rebooted as directed. I started
Media Player 10 and it said there were updates so I clicked okay. Well it
installed MP-11 even though the banner at the bottom of the page said
10.0.0.5262 or something like that. After rebooting it took me to a MP-11
screen saying I had to Validate (again). I cancelled it, and uninstalled
MP-11 and it rolled back to MP-10, or so I thought. After rebooting as
directed MP-10 wouldn't run (internal application error) so I went to MS to
download MP-10 again. When the Validation started it failed and told me my
copy wasn't genuine and may be counterfeit, and for only $149 I can get it
"Validated" by MS.
Can someone tell me the files I need to delete/fix so I can stop this damned
annoying balloon that keeps popping up.
I tried the validation tool and it showed the last 5 digits as I entered
them more than two years ago off of the genuine Win XP CD/cert. (Yep, I got
the CD and the T-shirt).
Can I go and restore a known good setting from November and eliminate this
problem, or is there a file or registry entry that needs to be neutralized?
Any help is deeply appreciated...

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Old 17-12-2006
NewScience
 
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Re: Suddenly My Windows XP Pro Is Not Genuine

Rename the following files:

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Windows Genuine
Advantage\data\data.dat

ANd if you have Office

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Office Genuine
Advantage\data\data.dat

Then run MGADiag.exe (Windows Genuine Advantage Diagnostic Tool). If you
don't have it,download it from MS web-site. This will re-check and build
the data.dat files.

"Luther393" <Luther393@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:BD20BCEE-1933-4A39-8521-9617B7339AF2@microsoft.com...
> Sad to say, I'm not the first, but my 2.5 year old copy of XP Pro SP2 is
> suddenly "not genuine" according to the latest WGA (12/07).
> I went and installed all the updates and rebooted as directed. I started
> Media Player 10 and it said there were updates so I clicked okay. Well it
> installed MP-11 even though the banner at the bottom of the page said
> 10.0.0.5262 or something like that. After rebooting it took me to a MP-11
> screen saying I had to Validate (again). I cancelled it, and uninstalled
> MP-11 and it rolled back to MP-10, or so I thought. After rebooting as
> directed MP-10 wouldn't run (internal application error) so I went to MS
> to
> download MP-10 again. When the Validation started it failed and told me my
> copy wasn't genuine and may be counterfeit, and for only $149 I can get it
> "Validated" by MS.
> Can someone tell me the files I need to delete/fix so I can stop this
> damned
> annoying balloon that keeps popping up.
> I tried the validation tool and it showed the last 5 digits as I entered
> them more than two years ago off of the genuine Win XP CD/cert. (Yep, I
> got
> the CD and the T-shirt).
> Can I go and restore a known good setting from November and eliminate this
> problem, or is there a file or registry entry that needs to be
> neutralized?
> Any help is deeply appreciated...



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Old 18-12-2006
Luther393
 
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Re: Suddenly My Windows XP Pro Is Not Genuine

Thanks for the tip. I renamed the data.dat files and ran the MGAdiag.exe and
new data.dat files were created. Unfortunately it didn't fix the "not
genuine" problem. Here are the results. I noticed that the validation status
showed "Geographically blocked PID" in red, whatever that means. Hopefully
that's a clue.

Diagnostic Report (1.5.0723.1):
-----------------------------------------
WGA Data-->
Validation Status: Geographically blocked PID
Detailed Status: N/A
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-7BHGB-TP888-CVC7G
Windows Product Key Hash: 2wL1IllMebWUxB9ckiTiz7gly7Q=
Windows Product ID: 76487-640-1825586-23806
Windows Product ID Type: 1
Windows License Type: Volume
Windows OS version: 5.1.2600.2.00010100.2.0.pro
ID: a683910c-9e0e-400a-afd8-d8d942a78ed0
Is Admin: Yes
AutoDial: No
Registry: 0x0
WGA Version: Registered, 1.5.723.1
Signed By: Microsoft
Product Name: N/A
Architecture: N/A
Build lab: N/A
TTS Error: N/A
Validation Diagnostic:
Resolution Status: N/A

Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: 13
File Exists: No
Version: 1.5.560.0
WgaTray.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaLogon.dll Signed By: Microsoft

OGA Data-->
Office Status: 109 N/A
OGA Version: Failed to retrieve file version. - 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Office Diagnostics: FCEE394C-3175-80070002

Browser Data-->
Proxy settings: N/A
User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE; Win32)
Default Browser: C:\MOZILL~1\FIREFOX.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>a683910c-9e0e-400a-afd8-d8d942a78ed0</UGUID><Version>1.5.0723.1</Version><OS>5.1.2600.2.00010100.2.0.pro</OS><PKey>*****-*****-*****-*****-CVC7G</PKey><PID>76487-640-1825586-23806</PID><PIDType>1</PIDType><SID>S-1-5-21-861567501-1708537768-842925246</SID><SYSTEM><Manufacturer>Dell
Computer Corporation</Manufacturer><Model>Latitude CPx J650GT
</Model></SYSTEM><BIOS><Manufacturer>Dell Computer
Corporation</Manufacturer><Version>A16</Version><SMBIOSVersion major="2"
minor="3"/><Date>20030305000000.000000+000</Date></BIOS><HWID>DB2A3F07018400D6</HWID><UserLCID>0409</UserLCID><SystemLCID>0409</SystemLCID><TimeZone>Central
Standard
Time(GMT-06:00)</TimeZone><iJoin>0</iJoin><SBID><stat>3</stat><msppid></msppid><name></name><model></model></SBID><OEM/></MachineData>

<Software><Office><Result>109</Result><Products/></Office></Software></GenuineResults>

I then tried running the MS Product Key diagnostic tool,
http://www.microsoft.com/genuine/sel...tructions.aspx, but this told me my
25-digit product key was not for this product. I was able to get Media Player
10 off of my desktop and installed it on my laptop so at least that's working
fine now.
Any new ideas would be appreciated as this sudden problem has me stumped.
Regards

"NewScience" wrote:

> Rename the following files:
>
> C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Windows Genuine
> Advantage\data\data.dat
>
> ANd if you have Office
>
> C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Office Genuine
> Advantage\data\data.dat
>
> Then run MGADiag.exe (Windows Genuine Advantage Diagnostic Tool). If you
> don't have it,download it from MS web-site. This will re-check and build
> the data.dat files.
>
> "Luther393" <Luther393@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:BD20BCEE-1933-4A39-8521-9617B7339AF2@microsoft.com...
> > Sad to say, I'm not the first, but my 2.5 year old copy of XP Pro SP2 is
> > suddenly "not genuine" according to the latest WGA (12/07).
> > I went and installed all the updates and rebooted as directed. I started
> > Media Player 10 and it said there were updates so I clicked okay. Well it
> > installed MP-11 even though the banner at the bottom of the page said
> > 10.0.0.5262 or something like that. After rebooting it took me to a MP-11
> > screen saying I had to Validate (again). I cancelled it, and uninstalled
> > MP-11 and it rolled back to MP-10, or so I thought. After rebooting as
> > directed MP-10 wouldn't run (internal application error) so I went to MS
> > to
> > download MP-10 again. When the Validation started it failed and told me my
> > copy wasn't genuine and may be counterfeit, and for only $149 I can get it
> > "Validated" by MS.
> > Can someone tell me the files I need to delete/fix so I can stop this
> > damned
> > annoying balloon that keeps popping up.
> > I tried the validation tool and it showed the last 5 digits as I entered
> > them more than two years ago off of the genuine Win XP CD/cert. (Yep, I
> > got
> > the CD and the T-shirt).
> > Can I go and restore a known good setting from November and eliminate this
> > problem, or is there a file or registry entry that needs to be
> > neutralized?
> > Any help is deeply appreciated...

>
>
>

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Old 18-12-2006
NewScience
 
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Re: Suddenly My Windows XP Pro Is Not Genuine

Is this a Volume License that you got from a school or anything?

If so, read:

http://forums.microsoft.com/Genuine/...4065&SiteID=25


Here is my output:

Diagnostic Report (1.5.0723.1):
-----------------------------------------
WGA Data-->
Validation Status: Genuine
Detailed Status: N/A
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-7BMKY-8WTQY-WWY9T
Windows Product Key Hash: Z/7rmGt6ehK/Wlins+LM1Sp3ZFM=
Windows Product ID: 55274-337-9684107-22076
Windows Product ID Type: 5
Windows License Type: Retail
Windows OS version: 5.1.2600.2.00010100.2.0.pro
ID: 85f7829d-d675-4583-afbd-7fb04cf3a4a1
Is Admin: Yes
AutoDial: Yes
Registry: 0x0
WGA Version: Registered, 1.5.716.0
Signed By: Microsoft
Product Name: N/A
Architecture: N/A
Build lab: N/A
TTS Error: N/A
Validation Diagnostic:
Resolution Status: N/A

Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: 0
File Exists: Yes
Version: 1.5.540.0
WgaTray.exe Signed By: Microsoft
WgaLogon.dll Signed By: Microsoft

OGA Data-->
Office Status: 100 Genuine
OGA Version: Failed to retrieve file version. - 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Office Diagnostics: FCEE394C-3175-80070002

Browser Data-->
Proxy settings: N/A
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>85f7829d-d675-4583-afbd-7fb04cf3a4a1</UGUID><Version>1.5.0723.1</Version><OS>5.1.2600.2.00010100.2.0.pro</OS><PKey>*****-*****-*****-*****-WWY9T</PKey><PID>55274-337-9684107-22076</PID><PIDType>5</PIDType><SID>S-1-5-21-1390067357-1606980848-1060284298</SID><SYSTEM><Manufacturer>Honeywell
MSI-5129 Motherboard</Manufacturer><Model>P54C TR5
166mHz</Model></SYSTEM><BIOS><Manufacturer>Award Software International,
Inc.</Manufacturer><Version>6.00 PG</Version><SMBIOSVersion major="2"
minor="2"/><Date>20040524000000.000000+000</Date></BIOS><HWID>0CF03AC70184803F</HWID><UserLCID>0409</UserLCID><SystemLCID>0409</SystemLCID><TimeZone>Eastern
Standard
Time(GMT-05:00)</TimeZone><iJoin>0</iJoin><SBID><stat>2</stat><msppid></msppid><name>Honeywell
MSI-5129 Motherboard</name><model>P54C TR5
166mHz</model></SBID><OEM/></MachineData>
<Software><Office><Result>100</Result><Products><Product
GUID="{90190409-6000-11D3-8CFE-0050048383C9}"><LegitResult>100</LegitResult><Name>Microsoft
Publisher
2002</Name><Ver>10</Ver><Val>BABFAAD4C4D61B0</Val><Hash>SEishkJimZrBR/u8NT774CIf0yg=</Hash><Pid>54197-640-0698487-16991</Pid><PidType>14</PidType></Product></Products></Office></Software></GenuineResults>

The main difference between mine and yours (besides the Geograp....PID
problem) is your's fails on verifying the WgaTray.exe.

This is absolutely necessary for Validation to work. Did you or someone
remove it or rename it?
If you have Microsoft Office 2000 or less version, the Office Validation
fails (like mine) since the is no validation for it.

"Luther393" <Luther393@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:ED059E33-4801-47DB-A810-29B68732B9EA@microsoft.com...
> Thanks for the tip. I renamed the data.dat files and ran the MGAdiag.exe
> and
> new data.dat files were created. Unfortunately it didn't fix the "not
> genuine" problem. Here are the results. I noticed that the validation
> status
> showed "Geographically blocked PID" in red, whatever that means. Hopefully
> that's a clue.
>
> Diagnostic Report (1.5.0723.1):
> -----------------------------------------
> WGA Data-->
> Validation Status: Geographically blocked PID
> Detailed Status: N/A
> Windows Product Key: *****-*****-7BHGB-TP888-CVC7G
> Windows Product Key Hash: 2wL1IllMebWUxB9ckiTiz7gly7Q=
> Windows Product ID: 76487-640-1825586-23806
> Windows Product ID Type: 1
> Windows License Type: Volume
> Windows OS version: 5.1.2600.2.00010100.2.0.pro
> ID: a683910c-9e0e-400a-afd8-d8d942a78ed0
> Is Admin: Yes
> AutoDial: No
> Registry: 0x0
> WGA Version: Registered, 1.5.723.1
> Signed By: Microsoft
> Product Name: N/A
> Architecture: N/A
> Build lab: N/A
> TTS Error: N/A
> Validation Diagnostic:
> Resolution Status: N/A
>
> Notifications Data-->
> Cached Result: 13
> File Exists: No
> Version: 1.5.560.0
> WgaTray.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
> WgaLogon.dll Signed By: Microsoft
>
> OGA Data-->
> Office Status: 109 N/A
> OGA Version: Failed to retrieve file version. - 0x80070002
> Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
> Office Diagnostics: FCEE394C-3175-80070002
>
> Browser Data-->
> Proxy settings: N/A
> User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE; Win32)
> Default Browser: C:\MOZILL~1\FIREFOX.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>a683910c-9e0e-400a-afd8-d8d942a78ed0</UGUID><Version>1.5.0723.1</Version><OS>5.1.2600.2.00010100.2.0.pro</OS><PKey>*****-*****-*****-*****-CVC7G</PKey><PID>76487-640-1825586-23806</PID><PIDType>1</PIDType><SID>S-1-5-21-861567501-1708537768-842925246</SID><SYSTEM><Manufacturer>Dell
> Computer Corporation</Manufacturer><Model>Latitude CPx J650GT
> </Model></SYSTEM><BIOS><Manufacturer>Dell Computer
> Corporation</Manufacturer><Version>A16</Version><SMBIOSVersion major="2"
> minor="3"/><Date>20030305000000.000000+000</Date></BIOS><HWID>DB2A3F07018400D6</HWID><UserLCID>0409</UserLCID><SystemLCID>0409</SystemLCID><TimeZone>Central
> Standard
> Time(GMT-06:00)</TimeZone><iJoin>0</iJoin><SBID><stat>3</stat><msppid></msppid><name></name><model></model></SBID><OEM/></MachineData>
>
> <Software><Office><Result>109</Result><Products/></Office></Software></GenuineResults>
>
> I then tried running the MS Product Key diagnostic tool,
> http://www.microsoft.com/genuine/sel...tructions.aspx, but this told me
> my
> 25-digit product key was not for this product. I was able to get Media
> Player
> 10 off of my desktop and installed it on my laptop so at least that's
> working
> fine now.
> Any new ideas would be appreciated as this sudden problem has me stumped.
> Regards
>
> "NewScience" wrote:
>
>> Rename the following files:
>>
>> C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Windows Genuine
>> Advantage\data\data.dat
>>
>> ANd if you have Office
>>
>> C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Office Genuine
>> Advantage\data\data.dat
>>
>> Then run MGADiag.exe (Windows Genuine Advantage Diagnostic Tool). If you
>> don't have it,download it from MS web-site. This will re-check and build
>> the data.dat files.
>>
>> "Luther393" <Luther393@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:BD20BCEE-1933-4A39-8521-9617B7339AF2@microsoft.com...
>> > Sad to say, I'm not the first, but my 2.5 year old copy of XP Pro SP2
>> > is
>> > suddenly "not genuine" according to the latest WGA (12/07).
>> > I went and installed all the updates and rebooted as directed. I
>> > started
>> > Media Player 10 and it said there were updates so I clicked okay. Well
>> > it
>> > installed MP-11 even though the banner at the bottom of the page said
>> > 10.0.0.5262 or something like that. After rebooting it took me to a
>> > MP-11
>> > screen saying I had to Validate (again). I cancelled it, and
>> > uninstalled
>> > MP-11 and it rolled back to MP-10, or so I thought. After rebooting as
>> > directed MP-10 wouldn't run (internal application error) so I went to
>> > MS
>> > to
>> > download MP-10 again. When the Validation started it failed and told me
>> > my
>> > copy wasn't genuine and may be counterfeit, and for only $149 I can get
>> > it
>> > "Validated" by MS.
>> > Can someone tell me the files I need to delete/fix so I can stop this
>> > damned
>> > annoying balloon that keeps popping up.
>> > I tried the validation tool and it showed the last 5 digits as I
>> > entered
>> > them more than two years ago off of the genuine Win XP CD/cert. (Yep, I
>> > got
>> > the CD and the T-shirt).
>> > Can I go and restore a known good setting from November and eliminate
>> > this
>> > problem, or is there a file or registry entry that needs to be
>> > neutralized?
>> > Any help is deeply appreciated...

>>
>>
>>



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Old 18-12-2006
Ottmar Freudenberger
 
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Re: Suddenly My Windows XP Pro Is Not Genuine

"Luther393" <Luther393@discussions.microsoft.com> schrieb:

> Diagnostic Report (1.5.0723.1):
> -----------------------------------------
> WGA Data-->
> Validation Status: Geographically blocked PID


Pardon? Where are you located and which time zone and local settings
are you/is Windows using?

Bye,
Freudi
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Old 18-12-2006
Ottmar Freudenberger
 
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Re: Suddenly My Windows XP Pro Is Not Genuine

"Luther393" <Luther393@discussions.microsoft.com> schrieb:

> WGA Data-->
> Validation Status: Geographically blocked PID


Se also
http://forums.microsoft.com/genuine/...7277&SiteID=25

Bye,
Freudi
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Old 26-12-2006
cototo
 
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RE: Suddenly My Windows XP Pro Is Not Genuine

Have you found the solution for your problem?. Let me know it, I can help you.
cototo2005@gmail.com

"Luther393" wrote:

> Sad to say, I'm not the first, but my 2.5 year old copy of XP Pro SP2 is
> suddenly "not genuine" according to the latest WGA (12/07).
> I went and installed all the updates and rebooted as directed. I started
> Media Player 10 and it said there were updates so I clicked okay. Well it
> installed MP-11 even though the banner at the bottom of the page said
> 10.0.0.5262 or something like that. After rebooting it took me to a MP-11
> screen saying I had to Validate (again). I cancelled it, and uninstalled
> MP-11 and it rolled back to MP-10, or so I thought. After rebooting as
> directed MP-10 wouldn't run (internal application error) so I went to MS to
> download MP-10 again. When the Validation started it failed and told me my
> copy wasn't genuine and may be counterfeit, and for only $149 I can get it
> "Validated" by MS.
> Can someone tell me the files I need to delete/fix so I can stop this damned
> annoying balloon that keeps popping up.
> I tried the validation tool and it showed the last 5 digits as I entered
> them more than two years ago off of the genuine Win XP CD/cert. (Yep, I got
> the CD and the T-shirt).
> Can I go and restore a known good setting from November and eliminate this
> problem, or is there a file or registry entry that needs to be neutralized?
> Any help is deeply appreciated...

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Old 26-12-2006
cototo
 
Posts: n/a
RE: Suddenly My Windows XP Pro Is Not Genuine

Have you found the solution for your problem?. Let me know it, I can help you.
cototo2005@gmail.com

"Luther393" wrote:

> Sad to say, I'm not the first, but my 2.5 year old copy of XP Pro SP2 is
> suddenly "not genuine" according to the latest WGA (12/07).
> I went and installed all the updates and rebooted as directed. I started
> Media Player 10 and it said there were updates so I clicked okay. Well it
> installed MP-11 even though the banner at the bottom of the page said
> 10.0.0.5262 or something like that. After rebooting it took me to a MP-11
> screen saying I had to Validate (again). I cancelled it, and uninstalled
> MP-11 and it rolled back to MP-10, or so I thought. After rebooting as
> directed MP-10 wouldn't run (internal application error) so I went to MS to
> download MP-10 again. When the Validation started it failed and told me my
> copy wasn't genuine and may be counterfeit, and for only $149 I can get it
> "Validated" by MS.
> Can someone tell me the files I need to delete/fix so I can stop this damned
> annoying balloon that keeps popping up.
> I tried the validation tool and it showed the last 5 digits as I entered
> them more than two years ago off of the genuine Win XP CD/cert. (Yep, I got
> the CD and the T-shirt).
> Can I go and restore a known good setting from November and eliminate this
> problem, or is there a file or registry entry that needs to be neutralized?
> Any help is deeply appreciated...

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Old 17-01-2007
Tom Willett
 
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Re: Suddenly My Windows XP Pro Is Not Genuine

and, since it was posted here, so does everyone else in the world.


"BG" <BG@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:A3E6FD5B-A2D3-403D-B077-001330EF9C08@microsoft.com...
| You have the same VL key as I have. Interesting....


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Old 18-01-2007
Jupiter Jones [MVP]
 
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Re: Suddenly My Windows XP Pro Is Not Genuine

Then you both must be directly connected to the same organization.

NEVER post the Product Key or Product ID in a public place such as this
unless you normally pass out $100 bills to strangers as they pass by.

--
Jupiter Jones [MVP]
http://www3.telus.net/dandemar
http://www.dts-l.org


"BG" <BG@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:A3E6FD5B-A2D3-403D-B077-001330EF9C08@microsoft.com...
> You have the same VL key as I have. Interesting....
>
> "Luther393" wrote:
>
>> Thanks for the tip. I renamed the data.dat files and ran the MGAdiag.exe
>> and
>> new data.dat files were created. Unfortunately it didn't fix the "not
>> genuine" problem. Here are the results. I noticed that the validation
>> status
>> showed "Geographically blocked PID" in red, whatever that means.
>> Hopefully
>> that's a clue.
>>

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Old 14-02-2007
Jerimess
 
Posts: n/a
RE: Suddenly My Windows XP Pro Is Not Genuine

Luther seems to have a handle on this stuff. Today seems to be my first day,
after 2 years, of not having genuine software. I am not computer savy, which
means I am old and only learn from doing specific things. I have no idea what
it is I am doing. I have E mailed MSN since I have both disks, Windoes XP and
SP2, but can not find that crummy label with the codes on it. I tried to
solve the problem by downloading SP2 from the disk but the error is still
here.

i am on a PC. Simple device but I did notice that the three"Fixes"
Microfsoft told me to try all included buying Vista. Is this a scam to sell
their new software?

"Luther393" wrote:

> Nope...just clicking the "Resolve Now" key when the laptop boots and I get
> the "Windows not authentic" message. I can still get the updates by going to
> each one individually and downloading/running them.
> I have another Dell OEM Win XP CD with a COA that I purchased but never
> installed. I may do a clean reinstall with the one that has the COA rather
> than the one with a product key. Not looking forward to that but that may be
> my only choice since MS suddenly says I have a "Volume License" after 2+
> years of validating just fine.
> Any ideas are deeply appreciated.
>
> "cototo" wrote:
>
> > Have you found the solution for your problem?. Let me know it, I can help you.
> > cototo2005@gmail.com
> >
> > "Luther393" wrote:
> >
> > > Sad to say, I'm not the first, but my 2.5 year old copy of XP Pro SP2 is
> > > suddenly "not genuine" according to the latest WGA (12/07).
> > > I went and installed all the updates and rebooted as directed. I started
> > > Media Player 10 and it said there were updates so I clicked okay. Well it
> > > installed MP-11 even though the banner at the bottom of the page said
> > > 10.0.0.5262 or something like that. After rebooting it took me to a MP-11
> > > screen saying I had to Validate (again). I cancelled it, and uninstalled
> > > MP-11 and it rolled back to MP-10, or so I thought. After rebooting as
> > > directed MP-10 wouldn't run (internal application error) so I went to MS to
> > > download MP-10 again. When the Validation started it failed and told me my
> > > copy wasn't genuine and may be counterfeit, and for only $149 I can get it
> > > "Validated" by MS.
> > > Can someone tell me the files I need to delete/fix so I can stop this damned
> > > annoying balloon that keeps popping up.
> > > I tried the validation tool and it showed the last 5 digits as I entered
> > > them more than two years ago off of the genuine Win XP CD/cert. (Yep, I got
> > > the CD and the T-shirt).
> > > Can I go and restore a known good setting from November and eliminate this
> > > problem, or is there a file or registry entry that needs to be neutralized?
> > > Any help is deeply appreciated...

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Re: Suddenly My Windows XP Pro Is Not Genuine

Don't reinstall just yet. There are ways to find your product key. Sorry I
don't have the links handy, but someone should be along shortly to help.

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"Jerimess" <Jerimess@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> Luther seems to have a handle on this stuff. Today seems to be my first
> day,
> after 2 years, of not having genuine software. I am not computer savy,
> which
> means I am old and only learn from doing specific things. I have no idea
> what
> it is I am doing. I have E mailed MSN since I have both disks, Windoes XP
> and
> SP2, but can not find that crummy label with the codes on it. I tried to
> solve the problem by downloading SP2 from the disk but the error is still
> here.
>
> i am on a PC. Simple device but I did notice that the three"Fixes"
> Microfsoft told me to try all included buying Vista. Is this a scam to
> sell
> their new software?
>
> "Luther393" wrote:
>
>> Nope...just clicking the "Resolve Now" key when the laptop boots and I
>> get
>> the "Windows not authentic" message. I can still get the updates by going
>> to
>> each one individually and downloading/running them.
>> I have another Dell OEM Win XP CD with a COA that I purchased but never
>> installed. I may do a clean reinstall with the one that has the COA
>> rather
>> than the one with a product key. Not looking forward to that but that may
>> be
>> my only choice since MS suddenly says I have a "Volume License" after 2+
>> years of validating just fine.
>> Any ideas are deeply appreciated.
>>
>> "cototo" wrote:
>>
>> > Have you found the solution for your problem?. Let me know it, I can
>> > help you.
>> > cototo2005@gmail.com
>> >
>> > "Luther393" wrote:
>> >
>> > > Sad to say, I'm not the first, but my 2.5 year old copy of XP Pro SP2
>> > > is
>> > > suddenly "not genuine" according to the latest WGA (12/07).
>> > > I went and installed all the updates and rebooted as directed. I
>> > > started
>> > > Media Player 10 and it said there were updates so I clicked okay.
>> > > Well it
>> > > installed MP-11 even though the banner at the bottom of the page said
>> > > 10.0.0.5262 or something like that. After rebooting it took me to a
>> > > MP-11
>> > > screen saying I had to Validate (again). I cancelled it, and
>> > > uninstalled
>> > > MP-11 and it rolled back to MP-10, or so I thought. After rebooting
>> > > as
>> > > directed MP-10 wouldn't run (internal application error) so I went to
>> > > MS to
>> > > download MP-10 again. When the Validation started it failed and told
>> > > me my
>> > > copy wasn't genuine and may be counterfeit, and for only $149 I can
>> > > get it
>> > > "Validated" by MS.
>> > > Can someone tell me the files I need to delete/fix so I can stop this
>> > > damned
>> > > annoying balloon that keeps popping up.
>> > > I tried the validation tool and it showed the last 5 digits as I
>> > > entered
>> > > them more than two years ago off of the genuine Win XP CD/cert. (Yep,
>> > > I got
>> > > the CD and the T-shirt).
>> > > Can I go and restore a known good setting from November and eliminate
>> > > this
>> > > problem, or is there a file or registry entry that needs to be
>> > > neutralized?
>> > > Any help is deeply appreciated...



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