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...