Problem with Ratification RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi everybody.


    I have original Windows. I just put it on my Laptop, I made my first UpDate and

    everytime I boot my laptop a text is popping up saying: Your windows have not

    ratificated yet. There are 2 sites to help me resolve this problem but they say only

    how to buy Original Windows and not how to ratify my own.


    Sorry for my poor English.

    Can somebody help me?

    Thank You!!!

    Tuesday, April 3, 2007 9:55 PM


  • Mortal,

    Please follow these steps for assistance:

    Step 1 is to run the utility at this link http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012, then click the Windows tab, click the "Copy" button, then paste the report into a response in this thread.

    Step 2 is to look on the computer or with the materials you received with the computer or with your retail purchase of  Windows to see if you have a Certificate of Authenticity (COA).  If you have one, tell us about the COA.  Tell us:

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

    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.

    Not sure what to look for?  See this page for reference:  http://www.microsoft.com/resources/howtotell/en/coa.mspx

    Tuesday, April 3, 2007 10:08 PM