Windows Genuine Advantage

  griffo 11:13 25 Feb 07

I have the dreaded blue star on my taskbar and a notification saying my copy of Windows (XP Pro) isn't genuine but - IT IS!

XP Pro was installed on the machine when I bought it, I have the CD and the certificate. What is Microsoft playing at???

Can anyone please tell me how to rectify this nonsense?


  Technotiger 11:18 25 Feb 07

Hi, is this any help?

click here

  The Kestrel 11:20 25 Feb 07

Go to this link click here it should eneble you to solve your problem.

  griffo 11:52 25 Feb 07

Thanks both.

I went to the Microsoft site and ran the diagnostics - all seemed fine (so it should be!).

I then rebooted and it told me again that it was counterfeit and offered a 'Get Genuine' button, so I clicked that and nothing seemed to happen.

So, I rebooted again and the Counterfeit warning has gone! I guess (for now) that the problem is solved.

thanks again.

  dfh 12:31 25 Feb 07

Hi, I don't know if it will help but if the problem comes back, look here click here

  lotvic 19:53 25 Feb 07

To remove WGA and the blue star that is in your bottom right hand corner
click here

read this pca thread click here for further info on how to etc.

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