I got a Windows XP Professional installed on my computer a few days back through one of my associates ( who is not available at present) and my computer started working perfectly all right. However, while typing the text when I tried to use Encarta Dictionary or Translation Device by downloading the same on the internet, the warning appeared "This window is not genuine and that I may be a victim of software counterfeiting and ultimately I was unable to download such types of softwares etc. A star like Icon has got fixed on the right side corner of the Start bar of my computer. Every time at the time of start and shutting down the computer warning is contituously appearing. Thus I mailed the request to get help from your goodself in this regard to solve this problem and oblige. Instead of receiving any concrete solution to solve my problem, the same prototype message is being received in response to my description. So long as the the star like icon on the right side corner of the "strat " strip of my computer, is removed and I am enabled to down the Encarta translation or any other updates etc., I will not be able to send my comments as advised. Regards. rcsharda_44@yahoo
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Apparently the copy of Windows XP installed by your associate was not legally acquired. The statement that you are unable to download the types of software such as that you attempted to acquire is exactly correct. Until you have installed a genuine (legal) copy of Windows, you will not be able to use your PC properly. Please reply if you need further assistance; however, you will have to obtain a valid, legal license to Windows XP.
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You can also do a clean installation by following the procedure as listed below:To perform a clean installation of Windows XP, follow these steps:Back up all important information before you perform a clean installation of Windows XP. Save the backup to an external location, such as a CD or external hard disk.Start your computer from the Windows XP CD. To do this, insert the Windows XP CD into your CD drive or DVD drive, and then restart your computer. Note To boot from your Windows XP CD, the BIOS settings on your computer must be configured to do this.When you see the "Press any key to boot from CD" message, press any key to start the computer from the Windows XP CD.At the Welcome to Setup screen, press ENTER to start Windows XP Setup.Read the Microsoft Software License Terms, and then press F8.Follow the instructions on the screen to select and format a partition where you want to install Windows XP.Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the Windows XP Setup.
>Insert the WinXP installation disc >Turn computer OFF >Turn it back ON >Keep on tapping F12 which will lead you to advanced boot menu >Select CD/DVD/ODD anything associated with your optical drive >it will then boot from your CD/DVD/ODD and will guide you through reformatting your HDD
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if you bought the computer used the os could be a fake,if you bought it from a retail store like (best buy)etc. you should call them and ask,if you bought a copy of xp pro and installed it youself you are going to have to call microsoft and get your xp code changed,or at least un black listed.they have screwed that up more than once.
THERE ARE NUMBER OF METHODS BUT FOR YOU THESE 2 METHODS ARE GOOD
1) METHOD:- TRY SYSTEM RESTORE.
2) METHOD:- 2.1) LAUNCH WINDOWS TASK MANAGER. 2.2) End wgatray.exe Process In Task Manager. 2.3) Restart System In Safe Mode. 2.4) Delete wgatray.exe from c:\Windows\System32. 2.5) Delete wgatray.exe from c:\Windows\System32\dllcache. 2.6) Launch RegEdit. 2.7) Browse the following key HKEY_LOCALMACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWSNT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Notify. 2.8) Delete The Folder "WgaLogon" and all of its component. 2.9 ) Reboot System.
3.0) BE HAPPY NOW.... AND NEVER EVER INSTALL WINDOWS GENUINE ADVANTAGE NOTIFICATION IN WINDOWS UPDATE OTHERWISE YOU HAVE TO REPEAT THE DAMN PROCESS AGAIN.
IN ORDER TO THAT FOLLOW THIS
START--> CONTROL PANEL--> AUTOMATIC UPDATES --> CHOOSE THE OPTION """"""""""""Notify me but don't automatically download or install them"""""""""""
When u use this option whenver your system detects any new WINDOWS UPDATE choose the updates which u want to install... DONT INSTALL WINDOWS XP SERVICE PACK --3.
hi, XP pro. installed by your asso. in a pyrated version and is not genuine copy. Such serial numbers are blocked by the MS for any updates or software from microsoft. However you can use it normally with all the programs except the special updates from microsoft.
hi, the XP pro. your associate installed on your computer is a pyrated copy which is blocked by microsoft. so you may not be able to install any updates from MS. However you can use it normally with other applications.
otherwise, it might be a simple problem caused by the wrong association of file types and programs to open them.
Seems that somehow your association table got broken.
I dont know any automatic way of solving this ( it is easy to do by hand, but a tedious work)
think about doing a re-install of your windows.
ps: Remember to create a ghost image of the OS for later rescue. it saves alot of time.