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Re: windows genuine validation error RRS feed

  • Question

  • I seem to be having the same problem.  No matter what I do, I can't seem to get the new updates (around 80+) to install.  The only things I have done recently were: 1) roll back to an earlier date (about 3 weeks earlier), and 2) reinstall windows. 

     

    I was having problems with Internet Explorer which, after visiting 1-2 sites, would automatically opening up a second copy, which would just hang until I was forced to reboot.  I couldn't find any problems (virus, adware, etc.), which is why I decided to try reinstalling windows.  That didn't solve the problem, so I tried to download and install a new copy of IE.  That seems to have worked, but I still cannot get any of the Windows Updates to install.  I had to try installing a new copy of Windows Installer 3.1, which seems to have installed properly, but I still can't complete the installation process (although I do seem to get further because I have now been able to download them even though it fails when I try to install the 80+ updates).

     

    I did check my registration status for my Windows and it reports as properly registered.

     

    Please help.  I can't think of anything else to try.

     

    Steve

     

    Wednesday, December 12, 2007 9:42 PM

Answers

  • Hello Steve LeBel,

     

    Let’s split your thread off so we may focus more attention on your particular situation.  Splitting threads are done to mitigate confusion caused by more than one posting about similar   topics allowing us to focus on each customer individually.  Please post your question here http://forums.microsoft.com/Genuine/ShowForum.aspx?ForumID=442&SiteID=25 in a new thread of your own. 

    In order to receive the best support, we request all users to initially run the Genuine Diagnostics tool.  The tool will try and identify the individual issue you may be experiencing.  Also, please provide a brief synopsis describing the issue including any error messages or codes. These can be found in the lower left hand corner of most Genuine Advantage Web pages when an error is encountered.

    Please download and run the MS Genuine Diagnostic Tool utility at this link http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012 , then click the Windows tab, Copy to Clipboard, then paste the report into a New Post on this Forum.

     

    Step 2 is telling us about the COA. Tell us:

    1. What edition of Windows XP is it for, Home, Pro, or Media Center?

    2. Does it read "OEM Software" or "OEM Product" in black lettering?

    3. Or, does it have the computer manufacturer's name in black lettering?

    4. DO NOT post the Product Key.

    5. Please also provide a short description of the issue you are experiencing.

     

    NOTE: The data collected with the Genuine Diagnostics Tool does NOT contain any information that can personally identify you and can be fully reviewed, by you, before being posted.

     

     

    Thank you,

     

    Stephen Holm, MS

    Wednesday, December 12, 2007 10:57 PM

All replies

  • Hello Steve LeBel,

     

    Let’s split your thread off so we may focus more attention on your particular situation.  Splitting threads are done to mitigate confusion caused by more than one posting about similar   topics allowing us to focus on each customer individually.  Please post your question here http://forums.microsoft.com/Genuine/ShowForum.aspx?ForumID=442&SiteID=25 in a new thread of your own. 

    In order to receive the best support, we request all users to initially run the Genuine Diagnostics tool.  The tool will try and identify the individual issue you may be experiencing.  Also, please provide a brief synopsis describing the issue including any error messages or codes. These can be found in the lower left hand corner of most Genuine Advantage Web pages when an error is encountered.

    Please download and run the MS Genuine Diagnostic Tool utility at this link http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012 , then click the Windows tab, Copy to Clipboard, then paste the report into a New Post on this Forum.

     

    Step 2 is telling us about the COA. Tell us:

    1. What edition of Windows XP is it for, Home, Pro, or Media Center?

    2. Does it read "OEM Software" or "OEM Product" in black lettering?

    3. Or, does it have the computer manufacturer's name in black lettering?

    4. DO NOT post the Product Key.

    5. Please also provide a short description of the issue you are experiencing.

     

    NOTE: The data collected with the Genuine Diagnostics Tool does NOT contain any information that can personally identify you and can be fully reviewed, by you, before being posted.

     

     

    Thank you,

     

    Stephen Holm, MS

    Wednesday, December 12, 2007 10:57 PM
  • Steve LeBel,

     

    Your issue appears to be Windows Update and not Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA) related. This Forum is only for support of WGA. Your issue appears to be outside the scope of the Genuine Advantage forum. Please visit https://support.microsoft.com/oas/default.aspx?gprid=6527 and submit a support request for Windows Update problem which you are experiencing.

     

    You may also consider self help options detailed below.  Please visit the Discussions in Windows Update Forum located here:  http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/newsgroups/reader.mspx?dg=microsoft.public.windowsupdate&lang=en&cr=US  and post what exactly is causing the problem. This forum specializes with WU problems.

     

    1.      A great place to begin is Windows Update Troubleshooter which has helped people troubleshoot problems reported to Microsoft Product Support. Please visit; http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/troubleshoot/ and select a category on the site to get help on resolving your problem. Next I recommend visiting Windows Update Frequently Asked Questions located here:   http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=%2Fsupport%2Fwindows%2Fupdate%2Ffaq%2FDefault.asp .  

      Next I have collected various Knowledge Base (KB) articles which may assist you with finding a resolution for the WU problem you are currently experiencing. Please review the KB articles below where you may find the problem:  

    1.      How to troubleshoot Windows Update, Microsoft Update, and Windows Server Update Services installation issues: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/906602

     

    2.       http://update.microsoft.com/windowsupdate/v6/default.aspx?ln=en-us : Select "Get Help and Support" located on the left. Frequently Asked Questions

     

     

    3.      Updates are not installed successfully from Windows Update, from Microsoft Update, or by using Automatic Updates after you repair a Windows XP installation:  http://support.microsoft.com/kb/943144

     

    4.      http://support.microsoft.com/gp/wusupport: Follow the directions to receive Windows Update Support.

     

    5.      Windows Update Center:  http://support.microsoft.com/ph/6527

     

    Hopefully the above information will resolve your problem. Should it not then hopefully I have provided you with enough information to get a resolution. Take care and should you have future WGA problems please visit me again here :-).

     

     Please let me know if this solves your problem. Review number 3 which is highlighted this may solve your situation.

     

     

    Thank you,

     

    Stephen Holm, MS

    Wednesday, December 12, 2007 11:03 PM