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Not enough storage when installing WGA RRS feed

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  • When I download the WindowGenuine Advantage tool and run it I get 'not enough storage to run this operaiton".  

    This is a brand new vista with he trial office version uninstalled.
     

    thanks for any help

    Mike
    Tuesday, July 29, 2008 9:00 PM

Answers

  • Michaelv123,

    The error message may be the result of trying to install and run the WGA tool on Vista.  Vista's WGA utility is built into the OS and is not really intended to be run separately.

    You should be able to validate both Windows and Office normally by clicking on the buttons in the upper right at this web page:
    www.microsoft.com/genuine

    Vista should validate all the time, while Office has to be installed and then activated in order to validate.

    Post back either here or in the Vista Validation forum if you have further questions or run into any more problems.


    For great advice on all topics XP, visit http://www.annoyances.org/exec/forum/winxp
    • Marked as answer by Stephen Holm Friday, August 1, 2008 9:25 PM
    Friday, August 1, 2008 8:17 PM

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  • further to the above,  when I douple checked the operating system it said the download was for XP even though microsoft directed me there.   (I run vista). 

    Can't find one for vista.

    As an aside I registered it all when I got the HP box.

    Is it mre or is everything you touch in windows getting more complicated and difficult to use?
    Tuesday, July 29, 2008 9:13 PM
  • michaelv123,

    Thank you for visiting the Microsoft Genuine Advantage Forum.  The purpose of this forum is the support of Office Genuine Advantage (OGA) program.  Your question is off topic as well as outside my area of knowledge. I suggest posting your question to one of the Office newsgroups here: http://www.microsoft.com/office/community/en-us/default.mspx?d=1  

    or visit this MSDN website on steps on how to resolve the "Not enough storage to run this operation" issue
    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms837405.aspx
     

              

          If you should have other non-OGA questions please visit our other communities for helpful information here: 
    http://www.microsoft.com/atwork/community.mspx .  Thank you for visiting the forum.

    Lori MS


    Lori MS
    Wednesday, July 30, 2008 5:50 PM
  •  
    Actually it is not off topic, I was trying to install office after a computer crash and getting a new base.  Microsoft site pointed me to the program and said download.   When I looked back later it said XP only.  I think your reply is high handed.
    Wednesday, July 30, 2008 5:53 PM
  • michaelv123,

    Which office program were you trying to download onto your Vista machine?

    Please try to run the Windows Genuine Advantage tool from here again:
    http://www.microsoft.com/genuine/downloads/FAQ.aspx?displaylang=en


    This
    forum is for Windows Genuine Advantage (OGA) validation or Notifier issue support.

    If you need general support with Windows Vista you should visit the Windows Vista community site
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsvista/community/default.mspx

    There you will find a link to the Windows Vista newsgroups
    http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/communities/newsgroups/en-us/default.mspx

    The TechNet forums covers general Vista questions
    http://forums.microsoft.com/technet

    or VIsta Setup Forum:
    http://forums.microsoft.com/TechNet/ShowForum.aspx?ForumID=719&SiteID=17


    We do not provide support for Product Activation, Windows Install or any other issue not directly related to WGA on Windows XP. Nor can we answer licensing questions.


    Lori MS


    Lori MS
    • Edited by Lori MS Wednesday, July 30, 2008 6:32 PM additional info
    Wednesday, July 30, 2008 6:03 PM
  • Michaelv123,

    The error message may be the result of trying to install and run the WGA tool on Vista.  Vista's WGA utility is built into the OS and is not really intended to be run separately.

    You should be able to validate both Windows and Office normally by clicking on the buttons in the upper right at this web page:
    www.microsoft.com/genuine

    Vista should validate all the time, while Office has to be installed and then activated in order to validate.

    Post back either here or in the Vista Validation forum if you have further questions or run into any more problems.


    For great advice on all topics XP, visit http://www.annoyances.org/exec/forum/winxp
    • Marked as answer by Stephen Holm Friday, August 1, 2008 9:25 PM
    Friday, August 1, 2008 8:17 PM