Windows xp not validating
I am much more likely to remove Windows and to install a free copy of Ubuntu Linux.Windows Genuine Advantage is Microsoft's not so subtle crackdown on illegal piracy of Windows XP and Microsoft Office products.The D never stated what type of installed CD they used.If your Retail key gets released for some unknown reason and used by others, it can get blacklisted by Microsoft.
Microsoft is offering a variety of options to customers who unknowingly purchased a counterfeit copy of Windows XP.
Also, after a re-install of XP on my Dell computer, I cannot download the Windows "Updates" because it will not complete the "validation" process.
Any help with this problem would be greatly appreciated. I attempted to re-install the OS and activation failed with a message that the disk had been activated too many times and the number was no longer valid.
The newest patch, released the first week of June 2006, actually produces popups on the login screen and on the desktop explaining that this version of Windows XP is not genuine and the owner may be the victim of software counterfeiting.
If your version of Windows XP is not genuine and does not pass the validation schemes, you will not be able to download security patches from Windows Update, or install the latest version of Internet Explorer 7 and other software.