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Assuming you are talking about the operating system and you have a genuine microsoft product key you can try reactivating it. If this does not work, the only fix I have been able to find is to wipe and reload.

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"You may be a victim


Welcome to FixYa!

If you're seeing notifications that the copy of Windows that is installed on your PC might not be genuine, or that you might be a victim of counterfeit software, it's likely that your copy of Windows was not properly activated or is otherwise not genuine. To fix this, click the notification and follow the steps to either repair Windows or-if you have inadvertently obtained counterfeit software-buy genuine Windows.

If you are using Windows XP, download and install the Windows Genuine Advantage Notification Application. It will scan your operating system and will remove the annoying message if it's a legitimate copy of windows.

Download here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/905474

Keep me posted.
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Mar 14, 2011 | Microsoft Office Professional 2007 Full...

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Im a victim of software counterfeiting


If you are a victim of software counterfeiting then you unfortunately are going to be the one that had to pay for it.
Microsofts policy is a joke on this subject, since when is it ok to charge the victim money to correct it?
But unfortunately you need to buy the Windows Genuine Advantage Kit here:
http://www.microsoft.com/genuine
Then once you have purchased it and received your genuine key, you have to change it with this tool: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=45668
Once you have done this, it should work again!
Hope this helps! Sorry about the having to pay for it thing, Microsoft needs to review their policy on this subject as it contravenes at least Australia's Fair Trading Act when it comes to purchased products... I'm not sure about other countries but when you buy something in australia, the service provider must provide the service or refund the entire cost of the service.
Anyway! Hope you can get your copy genuine again!

Nov 23, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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Victim of software counterfeiting how to rectify it


Incase you are a victim of counterfeit product of Microsoft then :-
  1. Purchase a valid Windows XP cd-key online from Microsoft.
  2. If you can produce high-quality counterfeit media, along with a proof of purchase, you can get a free replacement key from Microsoft.
  3. Contact your reseller for redress.
  4. Purchase Windows XP from a local OEM reseller.
  5. Purchase Windows XP at a retail location.
Notice the word "Purchase" appears in three of those five options. There's almost no way to finagle a free cd-key out of this.
Counterfeit software can come from a number of sources. It's important to use a reputable reseller when purchasing software or PCs that come with software.
And, now the good part :-
Microsoft also offers several options to help victims of counterfeit software obtain a legal copy of Windows, including a complimentary offer for victims who were deceived into buying highy quality counterfeit copies
To help customers who unknowingly purchased a counterfeit version of Windows XP, Microsoft has created two genuine Windows offers for those who qualify:
  • Complimentary offer: Microsoft will make a complimentary copy of Windows XP available to customers who have been sold counterfeit Windows. Customers will be required to submit a proof of purchase, the counterfeit CD, and a counterfeit report with details of their purchase. Only high-quality counterfeit Windows will qualify for the complimentary offer.
  • Electronic License Key Offer: Microsoft will offer an alternative for customers who find out via the WGA validation process that they are not running genuine Windows, but do not qualify for, or choose not to take advantage of, the complimentary offer. These customers will be able to license a Windows Genuine Advantage Kit for Windows XP directly from Microsoft for a special on-line purchase price. The Windows Genuine Advantage Kit for Windows XP will include a new 25-character Product Key and a Windows Product Key Update tool that will allow customers to convert their counterfeit copy to genuine Windows XP electronically.
For complete details, please click on the foll. link :-
http://www.microsoft.com/genuine/downloads/faq.aspx?displaylang=en&sGuid=e15f48d2-e8e5-4e42-8f2c-3e1de84427cd
where you will find out how to contact Microsoft for this issue

Sep 21, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional for PC

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I am the victim of microsoft genuine software counterfeiting.....can you please give me the solution........


i am the victim of microsoft genuine software counterfeiting.....can you please give me the solution

Aug 05, 2010 | Microsoft Get Genuine Kit for Windows XP...

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I am a victim of software counterfeiting


my copy of windows did not pass genuine windows validation I am getting information about you may be a victim of software counterfeiting and desktop background color appears black? help me out.

May 30, 2009 | Microsoft Get Genuine Kit for Windows XP...

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Victim of software counterfiting


You need to contact Microsoft.

http://www.microsoft.com/genuine/


Mar 19, 2009 | Microsoft Get Genuine Kit for Windows XP...

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How do i remove the software counterfieng error in windows xp


Assuming that you have a legitimate copy of xp, try registering it at the microsoft. Look in your start menu for something that says "register windows." You can also go to the Microsoft Update website and let your computer download all the updates. One of those updates will be "microsoft genuine advantage". That should solve your problem, if not, go to Google and type in "microsoft genuine advantage diagnostic tool" and run that. If it comes up not genuine, click on "resolve" while connected to the internet. If that doesn't work, you may be a victim of software piracy. In other words, someone may have sold you a computer with a non genuine copy of windows. If that's the case, and you indeed are not the pirate, then you can call microsoft and plead your case. They will usually validate your copy if you convince them that you are the victim.

Feb 02, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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"You may be a victim of software counterfeiting. This copy of Windows did not pass genuine Windows validation"


dude,

your using pirated software. it will work no worries about that. you can not update it anymore. to update and be safe from internet threats you need to install genuine Windows XP.

Dec 29, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional With...

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Victim of software counterfeiting


So you have installed windoes and input your COA sticker from Microsoft? If this is true then you can call them to get it validated. The number I found for you is (888) 352-7140. Resolved.

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MY send me that, you may be a victim of software counterfeiting.


contact to Microsoft support and claim that the copy you have is genuine and provide proof to them they will fix this issue.

This is not software victim, the same company of your windows is install with someone else he register him self with Microsoft. So now you will contact them and provide some proof to claim my window is genuine.

Hope this will help you.

Nov 20, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional With...

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