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When my computer was validate it was found out that my computer was not using genuine windows license. How could i have a free genuine license?

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You can get an "OEM" (original equipment manufacturer) copy of Windows XP Pro from some place like for about $135, or a full retail edition for a bit more. The only difference between OEM and retail is that with OEM you can't call Microsoft for support and you can't transfer it later to another machine. It's the kind of license that should have been used when your machine was built.

I won't say it's absolutely impossible to find a secondhand "full retail" copy of Windows XP Pro but the odds against it are very long.

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i'm affraid you wont be able to get a genuine license for free.
But, what do you need that for ?
You wont be able to upgrade to Internet exolorer 7( if you don't have it already) but, who cares about that ? , i upgraded mine and i was sorry for that, it only brought me confusion.
Now i have IE 6.0 and i like it.
i don't know what else is the license useful for, and believe me i can't live without a PC and Internet.

Sorry if this doesn't help you.
Good luck.

Posted on Jul 13, 2008


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Volume licenece key in my pc has been bloked i dont now what to do plz help me

> volume license key has been blocked

If you work for an organization that has licensed, in "bulk", copies of Microsoft Windows, then your I.T. department would have received a "volume" license-key, i.e., one license-key spanning _every_ licensed computer, not one unique license-key _per_ every computer. If so, contact your local I.T. department, and ask them why Microsoft is now "blocking" usage of computers that are using that "volume" license-key.

Or, if you are using a "bootleg" copy of Windows XP, i.e., somebody outside of the organization that licensed that "volume" license-key has ILLEGALLY used that license-key to install Windows on your computer, then you need to purchase license of a "genuine" copy of Windows XP.


for details on how to "get genuine".

Sep 24, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional With...

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This copy of windows did not pass genuine windows validation.

If you purchased the computer with Windows XP Professional pre-installed, then take the computer back to that seller, and report them to Microsoft (1-800-R-U-LEGIT) for selling you a computer with a "bootleg" copy of Microsoft software.

Or, reinstall Windows, using the 25-character license-key on the decal on the side of the desktop computer.

Sep 12, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional With...

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Y9ou may be a victim of software counteriting. This copy of windows did not pass genuine windows validation.

This means that your license copy is pirated. If recently purchased and installed you should report it back to vendor or if this one is just a new message after Operating system being in use from last few days then you should report it to Microsoft support ( if licensed copy ). Follow the link to check for Genuine Validation

May 15, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional With...

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Windows did not pass genuine validation, you can run another validation check after you get genuine windows, m computer runs windows XP home edition version 2002 service pack 3


Thank you for your query

This message is telling you that your copy of windows may not be genuine, and you will need to purchase another license

If you believe that your copy is genuine and you have reciept etc to prove then you call microsoft to clear the issue up and they shoud provide you with another Windows key

I hope this has been helpful

Mar 10, 2010 | HP Computers & Internet

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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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Copy of windows xp did not pass genuine windows validation

The Windows Genuine Advantage program for Windows XP uses Windows product activation, validation, and notifications to verify that your copy of Windows is genuine. Using genuine Windows delivers better performance and lets you access all downloads in the Microsoft Download Center, while helping to protect you from the risks of counterfeit software.

Activation is an anti-piracy technology designed to make sure that your copy of Windows XP is properly licensed. It works by verifying that the product key is valid and is only being used on the number of computers permitted by the software license. Activation uses a simple and fast process to protect your copy and ensure that you paid for the right thing.

Validation is a quick process that allows you to find out if the product key you activated is counterfeit or has been misused. For example, you may have accidentally received a product key that was reported as lost or stolen by its original owner. Sometimes, during a repair or reinstall, an invalid product key is used if the original product key is not handy. Microsoft values your privacy and does not use information collected during the validation process to identify you or contact you.1

Notifications helps Microsoft to fight software piracy and helps to you validate that the copy of Microsoft Windows XP that's installed on your computer is genuine and properly licensed. It reminds you that your copy of Windows XP did not pass validation and provides resources that help you to easily fix the problem online.

By confirming that your copy of Windows XP is genuine, you can take advantage of all the capabilities, support, and continuous improvements—as well as the peace of mind—that come with using genuine Windows.

If the above things wont done

Go thorugh this link WGA Validation

Hope this will helps you

Thanks & Regards

Nanda Kishore.

Jun 09, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional With...

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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.

May 29, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional With...

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