Victim of software counterfeiting

Dinesh - Jun 15, 2010 at 06:42 AM
 sevsh - Jun 15, 2010 at 08:45 AM
When i start my system, an alert message saying "this copy of windows did not pass genuine windows validation"appears. please suggest suitable measures.


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Ambucias Posts 47357 Registration date Monday February 1, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen February 15, 2023 11,178
Jun 15, 2010 at 06:50 AM

Windows genuine advantage notification is Microsoft way of punishing people using pirated copy of windows xp. Therefore, if your computer always shows you that you may be a victim of software counterfeiting, its right and you need to go and buy a genuine windows xp.

Windows genuine advantage notification occurs after you have updated your computer on the internet. Microsoft always runs a script that always checks for windows license .if your computer does not pass the test, that is when you are notified.

If your version of Windows XP is not genuine and does not pass windows genuine validation, you will not be able to download security patches from Windows Update, or install the latest version of Internet Explorer 7 and 8 and other software.

Recently Microsoft has modified the notification such that if this notification also changes your computer wallpaper and background color to black.

To solve the problem, you must purchase a license and validate it with Microsoft.

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