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That message ("you may be a victim of software counterfeiting") is displayed when your Windows serial number is being used by someone else. If your copy of Windows is legitimate, try contacting Microsoft support.
windows is running in "limited use phase", the reason could be
non activation before 30 days of installation
the windows version that you're using is not a geniune copy. Please contact your computer's vendor if the machine came pre-loaded when you purchased it. Or re-install windows with a geniune product key.
After installing your genuine copy of Microsoft Windows XP you are prompted with a “Your software is counterfeit” error message at startup. Even after visiting the www.microsoft.com/genuine/ site and validating, you still get the above message popping up after 2 or 3 boots. There is an easy solution to this and I would like you to follow the steps below to fix the issue. 1. C:\Windows\Downloaded Program Files
Within that folder, remove any files or folders associated with .WGA
2. 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
3. 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\CurrentVersion\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.