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  • Question

  • I have an HP Laptop.  WGA installed and boom XP no longer valid.

    HP tech support ended up telling me I had to wipe the drive and reinstall XP Pro.

    I did...as soon as WGA loaded again...boom...not valid.

    Now HP is sending me a new XP disk with a new key.  HP has no idea what's going on either.

    Now I have to wipe and reinstall again.

    What a load of *** this is!

    Thanks Microsoft.

     

     

    Saturday, June 17, 2006 3:17 AM

Answers

  • Saturday, June 17, 2006 3:39 AM
    Moderator
  • Installed the hotfix you said to download.

    Now when I boot, I get that star icon in the system tray, and a pop up that says my copy of Windows is not genuine.

    What's even stranger, before I ran the hotfix, Auto Win Update downloaded around 46 updates and installed them when I rebooted.

    I tried running the hotfix a second time.  After reboot, got the same "not genuine" dialog.  The system finished rebooting, the popup bubble stated that Windows was not genuine, but Win Update said I had updates to download.  They downloaded and installed.

    This is crazy!  Is my copy genuine or not?  It's from HP for Pete's sake!

    If I'm not genuine, how can Win Update automatically download and install updates?

    Is there a way to get rid of this WGA Trojan nightmare?

     

    Saturday, June 17, 2006 4:06 PM
  • Tried running the hotfix a 3rd time.  Rebooted...same ***.  Not genuine.

    Guess I'll just have to wait for HP to send me that other disk of Win XP Pro and start all over again.

    Bull Stools!

    Anyone know of a class action suit starting?

     

    Saturday, June 17, 2006 4:20 PM
  • Please follow this simple troubleshooting procedure:

    1. Download and install the MGA Diagnostic Tool: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=56062

    2. After running the MGA Diagnostic Tool, click on the "Windows" tab and then click on "Copy to Clipboard".

    3. Next, visit the following website and create a post in the "WGA Validation Problems" forum and paste the results of the WGA Diagnostic Data in a detailed post. http://forums.microsoft.com/Genuine/default.aspx?SiteID=25

    4. A WGA troubleshooting specialist will analyze the data and recommend an appropriate solution.

    Saturday, June 17, 2006 4:39 PM
    Moderator
  • PAULK:

    I have heard of several class action suits starting but until M* gets the intent to sue sent to their legals they aren't worried. Anyway you can sign me up.

    Sorry I can't help you and many others but I know who can. Microsoft is aware that they caused many problems and if they would rescind the whole diaster tuesday and go back to square one it would be in my opinion the ONLY FAIR and HONEST thing to do. START OVER and REALLY RE-WORK the updates and disadvantage tool!! Most of us ARE honest and why should we suffer for that?!

    You know, I can almost hear a big cheese at M* saying"We are going forward with this and I don't care if we lose every single customer"

    SO Microsoft you wanted feedback BUT NOW are you listening???

    Or is this a site set up for just damage control?

    Some of the mvp's seem trying to help but why send them to have their products examined so M* can learn why their beta software isn't working?Just recall it and start over!!

    PATRICK

    Saturday, June 17, 2006 6:23 PM

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  • Saturday, June 17, 2006 3:39 AM
    Moderator
  • Installed the hotfix you said to download.

    Now when I boot, I get that star icon in the system tray, and a pop up that says my copy of Windows is not genuine.

    What's even stranger, before I ran the hotfix, Auto Win Update downloaded around 46 updates and installed them when I rebooted.

    I tried running the hotfix a second time.  After reboot, got the same "not genuine" dialog.  The system finished rebooting, the popup bubble stated that Windows was not genuine, but Win Update said I had updates to download.  They downloaded and installed.

    This is crazy!  Is my copy genuine or not?  It's from HP for Pete's sake!

    If I'm not genuine, how can Win Update automatically download and install updates?

    Is there a way to get rid of this WGA Trojan nightmare?

     

    Saturday, June 17, 2006 4:06 PM
  • Tried running the hotfix a 3rd time.  Rebooted...same ***.  Not genuine.

    Guess I'll just have to wait for HP to send me that other disk of Win XP Pro and start all over again.

    Bull Stools!

    Anyone know of a class action suit starting?

     

    Saturday, June 17, 2006 4:20 PM
  • Please follow this simple troubleshooting procedure:

    1. Download and install the MGA Diagnostic Tool: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=56062

    2. After running the MGA Diagnostic Tool, click on the "Windows" tab and then click on "Copy to Clipboard".

    3. Next, visit the following website and create a post in the "WGA Validation Problems" forum and paste the results of the WGA Diagnostic Data in a detailed post. http://forums.microsoft.com/Genuine/default.aspx?SiteID=25

    4. A WGA troubleshooting specialist will analyze the data and recommend an appropriate solution.

    Saturday, June 17, 2006 4:39 PM
    Moderator
  • PAULK:

    I have heard of several class action suits starting but until M* gets the intent to sue sent to their legals they aren't worried. Anyway you can sign me up.

    Sorry I can't help you and many others but I know who can. Microsoft is aware that they caused many problems and if they would rescind the whole diaster tuesday and go back to square one it would be in my opinion the ONLY FAIR and HONEST thing to do. START OVER and REALLY RE-WORK the updates and disadvantage tool!! Most of us ARE honest and why should we suffer for that?!

    You know, I can almost hear a big cheese at M* saying"We are going forward with this and I don't care if we lose every single customer"

    SO Microsoft you wanted feedback BUT NOW are you listening???

    Or is this a site set up for just damage control?

    Some of the mvp's seem trying to help but why send them to have their products examined so M* can learn why their beta software isn't working?Just recall it and start over!!

    PATRICK

    Saturday, June 17, 2006 6:23 PM
  • I'm glad I dont have Automatic Update enabled on my machine.  I plan to wait until this problem gets fixed before I install this beta spyware
    Sunday, June 18, 2006 4:47 AM
  •     no no i refuse to install this software, and all my computers have genuine windows xp software. this as far as i am concerned is spyware and if because i choose not to install this software will i not be allowed to update windows ? hmm well im testing it by installing it on one computer. and if it does not allow further updates, then i will have to strike back Smile at every level wink wink. 

     

    Thursday, April 5, 2007 4:22 PM