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On the screen showing the message you are a victim of windows software counterfeiting . How can i solve this problem

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This simply means that the software you have bought is not original and you need to uninstall it,get an original version of the software and install it...

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I am a victim of software counterfeiting


The only way you will ever get to get rid of that annoying counterfeit message is to install a genuine windows software, i.e. you need to purchase a unique windows software/CD for that pc. If you purchase the windows software, then during installation, in which you much boot from CD/DVD drive, you must select repair. That way all your documents will be preserved intact for you. The counterfeit message really simply is saying to you that, “look, this copy of the windows is actually owned by someone else and has been registered as such on Microsoft server.” Microsoft requires that each PC have a unique CD/software.

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Victim of software counterfeiting.this copy of windows did not pa


Just close this, it is not a Windows program. I opened it and got a virus.

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You may be a victim of software counterfeiting. This copy of Wind


you have a bootleg copy of windows. you will need to reinstall windows or you will not be able to update.

Mar 11, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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Victim of software counterfeiting


You will have to go to Microsoft.com and relicense your copy of Windows XP. You can purchase a new key and see if that will reset the desktop or wait until the CD arrives to reaload it.

Jan 28, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional for PC

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You may be a victim of software counterfeiting.


Just click validate,enter the activation # and reactivate.
It does this if the activation file gets damaged,or if using pirated software.(if this is pirated software,you will need to get a genuine copy)

Please rate this fixya

Jan 25, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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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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When i restart my lap then show message you may be a victim of software counterfeiting. this copy of windows did not pass genuine windows validation


Hello

It is the update kb905474 which came in as part of the latest updates.
It also installs the "You may be a victim of software counterfeiting" splash screen before/during start up of windows.
The removal of the hollow star is quite simple but there is no option of uninstalling the update(so far)
Read this: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/905474/en-us

and you "can" delete(rename) this to get rid of the star:C:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\Download\wgat ray.exe

Hope this is of some help

Jan 19, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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This copy of windows did not pass genuine Windows Validation


It might be a pirated windows version.Contact the vendor and check for the serial number of the disc provided to you.Please do rate If this could solve your problem.

Dec 03, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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Victim of software counterfeiting


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.

Oct 31, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional for PC

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Regarding genuine windows


you will have to buy the original software..thts 6500 rupees..post ur email id and shall try and help u out!

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