Unknown Error During Windows Validation RRS feed

  • Question

  • When trying to validate, I receive this eror:

    Windows Validation Error 

    Unknown error encountered during Windows validation. The validation service is unable to determine whether your copy of Windows is genuine. Please validate again. If additional attempts result in validation errors you may want to try again later.


    I've tried a few times and keep getting the same type of error. Any suggestions on how to proceed?

    Wednesday, February 7, 2007 11:04 PM


  • Ensure XP has been activated before you validate.  

    You can activate your copy of Windows XP by using any one of the following methods: • Activate Windows XP by using the Internet

    If you use this method, the Windows Product Activation wizard establishes a connection to the activation server, sends your installation ID, and then processes the activation request.
    • Activate Windows XP by using your modem

    If you have a modem but you do not have an Internet connection, the wizard detects your modem and establishes a connection to the activation server through your phone line.
    • Activate Windows XP by phone

    If you do not have a modem or an Internet connection, you can activate Windows XP by calling a Microsoft customer service representative. The Activation Wizard displays the toll free number that you can dial.

    If you've activated XP, and only have problem in validating it, go to http://www.microsoft.com/genuine/downloads/WhyValidate.aspx then click "Validate now" button.  See if you'll still receive the error.

    Thursday, February 8, 2007 2:10 PM