Question about Microsoft Windows XP Professional With Servise Pack 2 (e8503040) for PC
I also face problem "you may be a victim of software counterfeiting".
It can easily be done by editing a few registration keys
here is how
Posted on Nov 18, 2009
Go to START-Programs-accessories-system tools- and click on activate windows- when it prompts you to enter your keycode , look for the 800# for microsoft listed there and call microsoft,if you have the CD and CD code tell them that you had a crash and installed the windows on a different computer, this usually will cause them to issue you a new code.
If you do not have the cd and know that this copy of windows is installed on someone elses computer registered to that person, this will not work and you will have to purchase a new copy of your operating system.
Microsoft WILL work with you on this and usually fixes ya right up unless you tell them you borrowed the neighbors cd to install.
Feel free to post here again with any questions..
Posted on Jun 17, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Well I had tough time finding soloution for it, but found a way after going through many blogs, its obvious that we are not using genuine MS OS, but we can go for it to solve the problem altogether .The following steps are used to get rid of the Messagge "you are a victim of software counterfeiting" nagging at the desktop.Which happens to be outcome of Automatic updates "turned on" when you are conneted to internet.It worked on my computer and I dont have the message popping up anymore.I hope that you will find much help.
Turn off Automatic Updates
Clilck on START ->Settings-->Control panel ->Automatic updates (Select TURN OFF)
Goto My computer C drive select the folder ->Windows-->system32-->chek for a file WGATRAY.EXE (there r similar dll files named WGA * make sure ur selecting the correct one. The Icon is star shaped, similar to notification icon.This ICON would't delete).
Rename the file deleting the .exe extension and adding some number to filename (ex:Rename WGATRAY.EXE to WGATRAY22) make sure u remember the file name after renaming.
Delete the Renamed file (ex: wgatray22).It falls in Recycle bin.
Reboot the computer.
And chek there will be no message popping up on desktop !!!!
u might experience Black background screen, u can change the themes of your computer to different one from Control panel ==>display.(OR) Right click on Desktop-->properties-> themes
(I myself turned on Automatic updates to see any changes , it did not bring up any mesage later but not sure in future.)
Hope this article is helpful to folks!!!
Posted on Dec 08, 2008
This sort of issue takes place usually after windows updates
Therefore the best solution is to uninstall the recent updates on your computer and restart again.
Posted on Dec 28, 2008
There is actually a way to bypass the comment " your computer may be a victim of software counterfeiting..the copy of windows did not pass genuine windows validation".
1.Kill the process wgatray.exe in Windows TaskManager (Select it then right click and select End task) and restart Windows XP in safe mode. Now delete the following files:
Delete WgaTray.exe from c:\windowss\system32
Delete WgaTray.exe from c:\windows\system32\dllcache
Start Windows Registry editor and delete the folder "WGALOGON" located in the following location:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\ Windows NT\CurrentVersion\WinlogonNotify.
Delete all references in your registry to WgaTray.exe (repeat search using F3 function key).
Worked for most people.Check it out...
Posted on Mar 08, 2009
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,
Posted on Apr 21, 2009
Whenever you get a genuine windows validation error you must contact Microsoft to find out why you get the message.
Temporarily you can get rid of the message doing a System Restore to a date before the genuine windows validation error appeared for the first time.
To do system restore you can go to
Start button>Programs>Accessories>System tools>System Restore.
Posted on Aug 09, 2009
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