XP Validation - Unable to get to Internet RRS feed

  • Question

  • One of the desktops in my home has two problems: 1. The nic card died so I bought a new one. 2. XP needs to get authenicated. I can't authenicate XP unless I get on the net and I can't get on the net cause Windows will not let me in until its authenicated.

    Now what? Can anyone help?

    Sunday, December 9, 2007 9:50 PM


  • Cardnut,


    Please try and visit http://www.microsoft.com/genuine/ and http://www.microsoft.com/resources/howtotell/content.aspx?pg=mpa&displaylang=en,


    Surf to http://www.microsoft.com/genuine and locate the "Validate Windows" button and double click on it. Please follow the steps. Next if your still having problems please download and run the utility at this link http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012 , then click the Windows tab, Copy to Clipboard, then paste the report into a New Post on this Forum.


    Step 2 is tell us about the COA. Tell us:

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

    5. Please also provide a short description of the issue you are experiencing.


    NOTE: The data collected with the Genuine Diagnostics Tool does NOT contain any information that can personally identify you and can be fully reviewed, by you, before being posted.



    Thank you,


    Stephen Holm, MS

    Tuesday, December 11, 2007 12:26 AM