Problem with Microsoft Windows XP RRS feed

  • Question

  • I had recently uninstalled a spyware protection from my computer and it took my computer back to it's original state when I first purchased it. When I try to log on it says this copy of Windows is not activated. I click the bubble and it takes me to a validation page. Then it says to run the active X control if the drop down thing doesn't come down then click the validate now button. Then nothing happens. Then I read the forums and tried to run a diagnosis on my Active X controls and it won't let me install the control. I don't know what else to do. Someone please help me!
    Tuesday, September 2, 2008 12:38 AM


  • Cnmartinez, 

    Are you having complications loading the Active X control? I would like to provide the following information and steps for you to follow to attempt resolving this issue.

    Step 1: WGA Manual ActiveX Installation

                1.       Click the Start button, then click “Run”
    2.       Type in “iexplore http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=39204” then click ‘OK’. You will be prompted to download “LegitCheckControl.cab”.

    3.       Choose Open. Once this completes, a window will open showing two files, LegitCheckControl.dll and LegitCheckControl.inf. Leave this window open for now.

    4.       Click the Start button, then click “Run”

    5.       Type in “system32”, then click ‘OK’. (If you are running Windows XP, you may need to click “show files” to allow access to this system directory.)

    6.       Drag the LegitCheckControl.dll file from the window that was open into the system32 directory. If you are prompted to overwrite a file, choose ‘Yes’ to overwrite any existing file. (If you are running Vista, you may be prompted to provide administrator permission to complete the action. If so, press “Continue” and allow it.)

    7.       Click the Start button, then click “Run”

    8.       Type “regsvr32 LegitCheckControl.dll”, and then click ‘OK’.

    9.       You should see a dialog saying “DllRegisterServer in LegitCheckControl.dll succeeded.”

    After you finish the above steps please restart the computer and try to validate Windows again: http://www.microsoft.com/genuine. Please locate the “Validate Windows” button in the upper right hand corner. Double click on the button and follow the guidance. Were you able to pass Windows Validation successfully?

    Should you have additional problems please review the knowledge base (KB) article “How to activate Windows XP” located @ http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;307890&sd=techh .      

    Restart the computer and contact the Microsoft Activation Center to re-activate Windows should there be problems should you need assistance. Activation and registration of a Microsoft product is located @:  http://support.microsoft.com/kb/326851/en-us

    The Office Activation Center can be reached at (888) 652-2342 from 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM Pacific Time

    AND if you need an alternative, try the Telephone Activation Centers: 

    I hope this helps.

    Rick, MS

    • Marked as answer by RickImAPC Tuesday, September 2, 2008 5:11 PM
    Tuesday, September 2, 2008 5:11 PM