Question about Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
My Windows XP software is not a valid and genuine one. This message keeps appearing at one corner of my desktop. I am not able to get rid of this message and the rectangular block showing this message. It says that my version of windows has not been granted Certificate of Authenticity and that I must purchase and install a new Windows XP software costing Rs.6,500 or so. How should I get rid of this message that has been bothering me since 6 months?
This message is because your copy of Windows is shown to be a pirated copy. You can get on to Microsoft, tell them all the details of your purchase and they MAY (MAY) be able to allow a discount IF they have a way to take action against the seller of the version you have. You will need the receipted invoice.
The only other way is to buy a CD, reformat the drive and re-instal Windows, Take back ups of all important files/folders first.
Although some critical updates will be allowed, you will not get non critical updates at all until this mater is resolved.
It has been known for the check on the windows copy to incorrect, contact MS to see if this is the case
Sorry for the bad news
Posted on Apr 16, 2009
Call up Microsoft and let them know about the issue since you have purchased windows from MS....
Posted on Apr 16, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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You must have an authorised (legal copy) of windows xp.
Registering Windows XP enables Microsoft to notify you of essential program updates, security issues and available program patches.
Although registration is optional, you are required to first validate and activate your software to ensure that it is not a pirated copy.
Windows XP has a built-in function that will lock a non-activated genuine Microsoft product after it has run for 30 days
From the Start menu, click "All Programs," then "Activate Windows."
A blue window will appear with a picture depicting a set of keys in the top-left corner, and a message saying "Let's Activate Windows."
Click the topmost radio button marked "Yes, let's activate Windows now."
Click the white "Next" button on the lower-right corner of the window and follow the instructions to activate your copy of Windows XP.
The final blue window of the activation process will be marked "Register With Microsoft?" Click the white "Yes" button at the lower-right corner.
A new pop-up window marked "Collecting Registration Data" will appear.
Fill in the form by typing your personal details into the sections provided.
At the foot of the form you will find two blank white squares followed by messages asking whether you wish to receive special offers and promotional material from Microsoft.
Click on one or both of the white squares if you wish to participate; if not, leave them blank. Click the white "Next" button in the lower right corner of your screen.
A "Thank You" message will appear. Click the white "OK" button in the lower-right corner to complete the Windows XP registration process.
Hope this helps.
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