swapped hard drives now getting "invalid license" RRS feed

  • Question

  • The hard drive in my son's Dell died so instead of purchasing a new one I just took the out of an old Emachines. Everything went fine with the swap but now I get the constant not a genuine license error please validate. No problem, I click through the process but it's never able to actually validate. Ok, so it tells me to go to support...I click through that but I am never actually able to type anything into the support window. What is the best way to go about this?

    Monday, April 11, 2016 12:13 AM


  • 1. Download the Microsoft Genuine Advantage diagnostic tool. Click Run, and then click Continue.

    The tool will scan your computer, and then provide a summary of your computer's settings and system details that will help the MGA support team understand the problem.

    To copy your results to the Clipboard, click Copy.

    2. Return to this post and Paste the results.  A MGA volunteer expert will analyze it and offer troubleshooting suggestions.  Thank you!

    Carey Frisch

    Monday, April 11, 2016 5:58 AM