3 day warning revalidation windows XP

  devajon 12:06 01 Jul 12
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Each time PC is booted up, a warning, purportedly from microsoft, advises that due to changes in the PC hardware a product revalidation is required and must be performed within 3 days otherwise there will be a loss of service. A dialog box containing a YES or NO choice is provided. Is this a scam? There have been no modifications to the PC in the last 12 months

  Batch 12:24 01 Jul 12

Would help if you could post the precise wording of the warning that you get.

But in the meantime, have a look at this, which might explain the situation: Windows XP requires a revalidation

  onthelimit1 12:40 01 Jul 12

Yes it does happen. The automated phone option (0800 number, so no charge) is straightforward if a bit long-winded.

  devajon 12:18 03 Jul 12

Thanks for your answers. Sorry about the vagueness and it was "Activation" not "Validation" but it was a friends computer and I did not see the screen. I have since found info on the link below which may be of interest. http://social.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/genuinewindowsxp/thread/618a52cb-65e5-408b-8bbc-53a80779a786/

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