computer from a cousin RRS feed

  • Question

  • I got my computer a cousin after he got a new computer. When I tried to get updates, I was asked to validate my Windows software.

    Then when I tried to  validate, I got this message.

    Validation Incomplete: Unable to Perform Validation[0x80080299]
    Why didn’t my machine complete validation?
    You have encountered an unknown error. Please contact your local product support team for further assistance with this issue.

    We are unable to successfully validate your copy of Windows at this time. This means that you will not have access to special content and updates reserved for users of genuine Windows operating systems, however you may still choose to return to your previous activity.


    How can I figure what the problem is, so I can get the updates?


    Tuesday, May 30, 2006 3:35 AM