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This copy of Windows did not pass genuine validation

I faced this problem in my system..... This copy of Windows did not pass genuine validation. what means this sentence obove? and what meas too by this sentence.down The product key found on this computer is a Volume License Key (VLK) that has been blocked.... hlep me please to get the solve...thank u to much... yes

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  • zylar Oct 31, 2008

    tnx. men!

  • Anonymous Oct 31, 2008

    I have faced this problem "This copy of Windows did not pass genuine validation" in my system. I don't have original cd i missed that. How can i solve this issue?
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    soundar

  • fuzz04 Nov 06, 2008

    this copy of windows did not pass genuine validation...this is what it says...and that i may be a victim of software counterfeiting....my monitor will suddenly turn into black but there's still icons left...only the desktop background is change into black...sometimes the internet connection is also affected...please do help me with this matter..

  • gyan carlo Nov 15, 2008

    I faced this problem in my system.....This copy of Windows did not pass genuine validation.what means this sentence obove? and what meas too by this sentence.downThe product key found on this computer is a Volume License Key (VLK) that has been blocked...

  • bobbydann Nov 16, 2008

    My version of xp was moved from a disabled computer to this one and now I get this same message. Need to have this go away.

  • aqeelazmi Nov 20, 2008

    Yes, the same comment appears on my screen too.

  • moyp Nov 29, 2008

    This copy of Windows did not pass genuine validation problem,


  • Anonymous Dec 02, 2008

    This copy of Windows did not pass genuine validation.

  • Anonymous Dec 03, 2008

    i have windows xp, and have had it for two tears. it has always worked fine. now it says this copy of windows did not pass the genuine windows validation. the home screen is black except for the icons. WHY WHY WHY

  • koolionheart Dec 17, 2008


    This copy of Windows did not pass genuine validation.The product key found on this computer was not assigned by Microsoft.

  • garg_tarun84 Dec 21, 2008

    This copy of Windows did not pass genuine validation problem

  • tkdssm Jan 14, 2009

    window did not pass genuine window validation icon apear

  • Anonymous Jan 14, 2009

    my pc is working very slow now and the wallpaper keep gone what to do plss help me plss ???

  • Anonymous Jan 20, 2009

    Just tried to install a MS update and ran into the same problem.



    HB

  • Anonymous Jan 22, 2009

    i can't use latest version of widows media player,its disturbs my display wallpaper,

  • desky Jan 23, 2009

    every time I start my computer, the "This copy of Windows did not pass genuine validation" appears on my scren and unable to disappear.

  • tony echeman
    tony echeman Jan 23, 2009

    i have the same problem

  • Anonymous Jan 29, 2009

    how can i get rid of this can anyone help please
    Please describe the specifics of your problem below. We'll add

    your post as a comment to zylar's This copy of Windows did not pass
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  • weldy_22 Jan 30, 2009

    my problem same like them...."This copy of window did not pass genuine validation"

  • nikhil_shri2 Feb 28, 2009

    The Windows product key installed on this computer was not assigned by Microsoft. You may be a victim of counterfeit software.

  • Anonymous Mar 04, 2009

    you may be a victim of software counterfeiting

  • Anonymous Mar 08, 2009

    Windows XP Genuine Validation Results

  • Anonymous Apr 13, 2009

    windows did not pass geniune validation

  • engislamali May 11, 2010

    This Copy of Windows did not pass genuine

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When I tryed to execute Windows Update by internet connection, I followed all steps recommended by microsoft coorporation, afterwards in the last step of updating process it was display this message: This copy of this Windows did not pass windows genuine validation, you must be a victim of counterfeiting. What a sheme of Microsoft.
To buy another copy is too expensive for us.
Please help me to solve this problem.

Alfred from Albania

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If you have the original CD you should be able to reinsert it into CD player and pass validation. If you don't have the CD, then you license key for your copy of Windows was tagged as invalid for some reason in their databases. You will have to contact microsoft.com to get it corrected.

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Check if the copy of windows you purchased is genuine..

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You can restore your system 

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This copy of Windows did not pass genuine validation.The product key found on this computer was not assigned by Microsoft.

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Call Microsoft and explain the situation, have a magnifying glass handy to read the tiny engraved lettering in the center of the CD disk.
If you have some kind of sales receipt, or other "Proof of Purchase" have it handy too.
They can create a new product key for you.
This method will only work if you have a legal copy of the program.

If you have a bootleg copy of the software, there is nothing that can be done for you.
You must not have the program installed on other computers.

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SOURCE: This copy of Windows did not pass genuine validation

it means the copy of windows you installed is a copy and not the real thing

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SOURCE: This copy of Windows did not pass genuine validation

Hey Hi Shalin,
I believe u r not using the key that either is tagged with a branded system or on the cover of the WINDOWS XP DISK. Here, by Volume License Key (VLK) is meant that the PRODUCT KEY FOR WINDOWS XP has been used number of times and after that MICROSOFT has blocked it and it will work with the Computer from which it was registered.. In order to stop piracy MICROSOFT has done that, when a pirated version of windows is used online MICROSOFT record few details like MAK, Hard Drive Serial Number and few important details regarding the pc and on finding the PRODUCT KEY fraud they install WINDOWS GENUINE ADVANTAGE PLUG-IN into the system... If u have paid for the LICENSED VERSION of windows xp then contact the support person from where u bought it otherwise there are ways to remove it as well for that u can follow these steps....

FOR WINDOWS XP

THERE ARE NUMBER OF METHODS BUT FOR YOU THESE 2 METHODS ARE GOOD

1) METHOD:-
TRY SYSTEM RESTORE.

2) METHOD:-
2.1) LAUNCH WINDOWS TASK MANAGER.
2.2) End wgatray.exe Process In Task Manager.
2.3) Restart System In Safe Mode.
2.4) Delete wgatray.exe from c:WindowsSystem32.
2.5)
Delete wgatray.exe from c:WindowsSystem32dllcache.
2.6) Launch RegEdit.
2.7) Browse the following key HKEY_LOCALMACHINESOFTWAREMICROSOFTWINDOWSNTCurrentVersionWinlogonNotify.
2.8) Delete The Folder "WgaLogon" and all of its component.
2.9 ) Reboot System.

3.0) BE HAPPY NOW.... AND NEVER EVER INSTALL WINDOWS GENUINEADVANTAGE NOTIFICATION IN WINDOWS UPDATE OTHERWISE YOU HAVE TO REPEATTHE DAMN PROCESS AGAIN.

IN ORDER TO THAT FOLLOW THIS

START
--> CONTROL PANEL--> AUTOMATIC UPDATES --> CHOOSE THE OPTION """"""""""""Notify me but don't automatically download or install them"""""""""""

When u use this option whenever your system detects any new WINDOWSUPDATE choose the updates which u want to install... DON'T INSTALLWINDOWS XP SERVICE PACK --3.


If this doesnt work then follow this
{THIS IS THE LINK http://www.wikihow.com/Remove-Windows-Genuine-Advantage-Notifications}

STEPS TO REMOVE WINDOWS GENUINE ADVANTAGE

  1. If you have only just installed Windows Genuine Advantagenotifications, simply using the system restore function will remove theprogram. Then refuse to accept the WGA update next time Windowsupdates... Otherwise, proceed as detailed below. (NOTE: If you try these steps while you are in "Safe Mode," step #8 is unnecessary).
  2. First Try the Following:
  3. - Open a CMD Line Window by Clicking on Start ==>Run ==> type CMD and Press OK.
  4. - Change Directory into the System32 Folder (Like Cd c:WindowsSystem32)
  5. - Open a notepad Window and type the following lines:
  6. taskkill -IM wgatray.exe
  7. del wgatray.exe
  8. del wgalogon.dll
  9. - Highlight and copy to the Clipboard the three lines above
  10. - now Paste the the contents of the Clipboard to the CMD Window
  11. This should kill the wgatray.exe Process from the Taskbar andimediately delete both files wgatray.exe and wgalogon.dll without theneed to to go through all steps bellow.
  12. If that does not work, then continue and follow the steps bellow
  13. Open System32 by either A or B of the following methods:

    • a) syst32runok.pngClick "Start", "Run", then type-in "System32". Click "Okay".
    • b) Find System32 manually by clicking "Start" > "My Computer"> "(X:)" (Replacing "X" with the drive letter of the host ofWindows) > "Windows" > "System32".

  14. In "System32", go to "Tools" > "Folder options" > click onthe tab, "View" > Uncheck "Hide extensions for known file types". Now you can begin...
  15. Check to make sure the window that comes up has a full screen ofvarious files. The files are in alphabetical order, which makes iteasier to locate the specific file.
  16. wgarenme.pngFind "WgaLogon.dll" and rename it "WgaLogon.dll.bak".
  17. Create an empty copy of WgaLogon.dll:

    • crtebnkwga.pngRight click on a blank space in System32 and select "New" > "Text Document".
    • Leave the text document empty and label it "WgaLogon.dll". Press Enter (on your keyboard).
    • wgawanignoyeas.pngYou may get a warning from the above step that says, "If you change a file name extension, the file may become unusable. Are you sure you want to change it?". Click "Yes" on this warning.
  18. Be ready to complete the next two steps very quickly! Find"WgaTray.exe" in "System32" and delete it. You will then have 5 secondsto find "WgaTray.exe" in the Task Manager (the next step). NOTE: If you remove the files mentioned above while you are in "Safe Mode," step #8 is unnecessary.
  19. tskenproctb.pngImmediately open Task Manager. You can do this by pressing the Ctrl,Shift, and Esc keys simultaneously, pressing the Ctrl, Alt, and Deletekeys simultaneously, or right clicking the Taskbar and selecting "TaskManager". Click on the process tab and click end process when"WgaTray.exe" is selected. Note: If you take longer, do not panic!All that will happen is that "WgaTray.exe" will keep reapearing in theprocesses list (i.e. you won't be able to delete it as required). Toremove the notifications after this, return to system32. You will findtwo files:"WgaLogon.dll.bak" (the one you renamed) and an ApplicationExtension (0KB) called "WgaLogon.dll". Delete the ApplicationExtension, rename "WgaLogon.dll.bak" to "WgaLogon.dll" and repeat thesteps from the fifth one onwards (at a greater speed!!).
  20. Restart your computer once you have finished. All the notification messages should be gone.

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the license key of ur Xp is not legal ur got to pay for the new license key via microsoft

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Just downloaded internet explorer 8


i think your windows is not genuine (original) so and it automatically update your windows so thats why it gives you that messege. its beeter to remove the WGAnotifier to your system to stppoed this.

Oct 05, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional With...

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This copy of Windows did not pass genuine validation.The product key found on this computer was not assigned by Microsoft.


It means your windows key is not genuine , in other words it is pirated. Microsoft usually assign windows key that is genuine under license agreement which means that you are using legal windows or validated windows.

You have to purchase a copy of windows in order to make your windows genuine.

If you have any other question arising in your mind, please do not hesitate to ask.

Kind Regards,

Khawar Khalid

Jul 08, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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This copy of Windows did not pass genuine validation


according to the statements which you have specified the computer says that the operating system you are using is not an original software and may be a pirated version.i can suggest you two things. if you have bought the operating system xp as an original one from a dealer contact the support of microsoft and sort your problem immediately. but if you have installed the operating system from a pirated version, enter a new volume license key and switch off windows update. you will be under risk if you are updating a pirated version of xp.thanks for using fixya!.please dont forget to rate my solution.

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This copy of Windows did not pass genuine validation


Hey Hi Shalin,
I believe u r not using the key that either is tagged with a branded system or on the cover of the WINDOWS XP DISK. Here, by Volume License Key (VLK) is meant that the PRODUCT KEY FOR WINDOWS XP has been used number of times and after that MICROSOFT has blocked it and it will work with the Computer from which it was registered.. In order to stop piracy MICROSOFT has done that, when a pirated version of windows is used online MICROSOFT record few details like MAK, Hard Drive Serial Number and few important details regarding the pc and on finding the PRODUCT KEY fraud they install WINDOWS GENUINE ADVANTAGE PLUG-IN into the system... If u have paid for the LICENSED VERSION of windows xp then contact the support person from where u bought it otherwise there are ways to remove it as well for that u can follow these steps....

FOR WINDOWS XP

THERE ARE NUMBER OF METHODS BUT FOR YOU THESE 2 METHODS ARE GOOD

1) METHOD:-
TRY SYSTEM RESTORE.

2) METHOD:-
2.1) LAUNCH WINDOWS TASK MANAGER.
2.2) End wgatray.exe Process In Task Manager.
2.3) Restart System In Safe Mode.
2.4) Delete wgatray.exe from c:WindowsSystem32.
2.5)
Delete wgatray.exe from c:WindowsSystem32dllcache.
2.6) Launch RegEdit.
2.7) Browse the following key HKEY_LOCALMACHINESOFTWAREMICROSOFTWINDOWSNTCurrentVersionWinlogonNotify.
2.8) Delete The Folder "WgaLogon" and all of its component.
2.9 ) Reboot System.

3.0) BE HAPPY NOW.... AND NEVER EVER INSTALL WINDOWS GENUINEADVANTAGE NOTIFICATION IN WINDOWS UPDATE OTHERWISE YOU HAVE TO REPEATTHE DAMN PROCESS AGAIN.

IN ORDER TO THAT FOLLOW THIS

START
--> CONTROL PANEL--> AUTOMATIC UPDATES --> CHOOSE THE OPTION """"""""""""Notify me but don't automatically download or install them"""""""""""

When u use this option whenever your system detects any new WINDOWSUPDATE choose the updates which u want to install... DON'T INSTALLWINDOWS XP SERVICE PACK --3.


If this doesnt work then follow this
{THIS IS THE LINK http://www.wikihow.com/Remove-Windows-Genuine-Advantage-Notifications}

STEPS TO REMOVE WINDOWS GENUINE ADVANTAGE
  1. If you have only just installed Windows Genuine Advantagenotifications, simply using the system restore function will remove theprogram. Then refuse to accept the WGA update next time Windowsupdates... Otherwise, proceed as detailed below. (NOTE: If you try these steps while you are in "Safe Mode," step #8 is unnecessary).
  2. First Try the Following:
  3. - Open a CMD Line Window by Clicking on Start ==>Run ==> type CMD and Press OK.
  4. - Change Directory into the System32 Folder (Like Cd c:WindowsSystem32)
  5. - Open a notepad Window and type the following lines:
  6. taskkill -IM wgatray.exe
  7. del wgatray.exe
  8. del wgalogon.dll
  9. - Highlight and copy to the Clipboard the three lines above
  10. - now Paste the the contents of the Clipboard to the CMD Window
  11. This should kill the wgatray.exe Process from the Taskbar andimediately delete both files wgatray.exe and wgalogon.dll without theneed to to go through all steps bellow.
  12. If that does not work, then continue and follow the steps bellow
  13. Open System32 by either A or B of the following methods:

    • a) syst32runok.pngClick "Start", "Run", then type-in "System32". Click "Okay".
    • b) Find System32 manually by clicking "Start" > "My Computer"> "(X:)" (Replacing "X" with the drive letter of the host ofWindows) > "Windows" > "System32".

  14. In "System32", go to "Tools" > "Folder options" > click onthe tab, "View" > Uncheck "Hide extensions for known file types". Now you can begin...
  15. Check to make sure the window that comes up has a full screen ofvarious files. The files are in alphabetical order, which makes iteasier to locate the specific file.
  16. wgarenme.pngFind "WgaLogon.dll" and rename it "WgaLogon.dll.bak".
  17. Create an empty copy of WgaLogon.dll:

    • crtebnkwga.pngRight click on a blank space in System32 and select "New" > "Text Document".
    • Leave the text document empty and label it "WgaLogon.dll". Press Enter (on your keyboard).
    • wgawanignoyeas.pngYou may get a warning from the above step that says, "If you change a file name extension, the file may become unusable. Are you sure you want to change it?". Click "Yes" on this warning.
  18. Be ready to complete the next two steps very quickly! Find"WgaTray.exe" in "System32" and delete it. You will then have 5 secondsto find "WgaTray.exe" in the Task Manager (the next step). NOTE: If you remove the files mentioned above while you are in "Safe Mode," step #8 is unnecessary.
  19. tskenproctb.pngImmediately open Task Manager. You can do this by pressing the Ctrl,Shift, and Esc keys simultaneously, pressing the Ctrl, Alt, and Deletekeys simultaneously, or right clicking the Taskbar and selecting "TaskManager". Click on the process tab and click end process when"WgaTray.exe" is selected. Note: If you take longer, do not panic!All that will happen is that "WgaTray.exe" will keep reapearing in theprocesses list (i.e. you won't be able to delete it as required). Toremove the notifications after this, return to system32. You will findtwo files:"WgaLogon.dll.bak" (the one you renamed) and an ApplicationExtension (0KB) called "WgaLogon.dll". Delete the ApplicationExtension, rename "WgaLogon.dll.bak" to "WgaLogon.dll" and repeat thesteps from the fifth one onwards (at a greater speed!!).
  20. Restart your computer once you have finished. All the notification messages should be gone.

May 28, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional With...

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Every time I start my computer, the "This copy of Windows did not pass genuine validation" appears on my scren and unable to disappear


it is illegal to remove it. your copy of windows did not pass genuine validation meaning your copy of windows is not a valid copy of windows. its a cracked version. if you want to remove it you should buy a genuine copy of windows

Feb 28, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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Software counterfeiting,did not pass genuine windows validation


message appearing on the screen that you may be a victim of software counterfeiting.this copy of windows did not pass geneuine windows validation. hiiii this is msg displayed on my screen
software counterfeiting,did not pass genuine windows validation problem,

Jan 25, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional With...

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Genuine validation


you need a valid COA(certificate of authenticity). means you need a valid product key for your operating system. Once you have it, it will solve your problem.

Feb 10, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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This copy of Windows did not pass genuine validation


1)Safe Mode 
Reboot your computer and as soon as Windows logs off, start repeatively tapping the F8 Key on your keyboard.  • As soon as you see the Windows Advanced Startup options select Safe Mode within Safe Mode get yourself into these folders…  • C:\Windows\System32 (Rename wgatray.exe to wgatrayold.exe)  • C:\Windows\System32\dllcache (Rename wgatray.exe to wgatrayold.exe)  Note: Dllcache is a hidden folder, to view hidden folders do the following, go to Start, Control Panel, Folder Options,  Select the view Tab and under the Hidden Files option, select Show hidden files and folders 

2) Safe Mode Registry 
Click on Start, Run and within the open dialog box type regedit and click OK.  • Within the Registry Editor navigate your self to  HKEY_Local_Machine\Software\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersi on\Winlogon\Notify\WGALOGON  • Right Click and Export the WGALOGON Folder (this should be saved onto your machine for backup purposes)  • After Exporting the folder, DELETE the WGALOGON folder  • After deleting close all applications and Restart your machine back to Normal Mode  After being prompt of a successful validation, Restart your Machine

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