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Thread: Suddenly My Windows XP Pro Is Not Genuine

  1. #1
    Luther393 Guest

    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...

  2. #2
    NewScience Guest

    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...




  3. #3
    Luther393 Guest

    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...

    >
    >
    >


  4. #4
    NewScience Guest

    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...

    >>
    >>
    >>




  5. #5
    Ottmar Freudenberger Guest

    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

  6. #6
    Ottmar Freudenberger Guest

    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

  7. #7
    cototo Guest

    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...


  8. #8
    cototo Guest

    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...


  9. #9
    Tom Willett Guest

    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....



  10. #10
    Jupiter Jones [MVP] Guest

    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.
    >>


  11. #11
    Jerimess Guest

    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...


  12. #12
    Guest

    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.

    --
    <*(((><

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~


    "Jerimess" <Jerimess@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:DFC4127E-1A47-426A-9695-87F4130AF75A@microsoft.com...
    > 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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