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  • I cant validate my copy of windows 2000 pro. The download page says that I need to validate my windows 2000 pro before I can download the (Windows 2000 Update: Patch to Add Support for ATA 100 IDE Hard Disk Drives) file name (q260233_W2K_SP2_x86_en.EXE  Version Q260233)   The validation request page: (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=c0c6f84a-60c2-40d7-be49-a7bdd685b08e&DisplayLang=en )


    Like I said on a previous thread:   can seem to validate my windows 2000 pro. I know its a legit os, it was purchasrd when I bought my computer 8 years ago. The OS was never installed because of all the bad hype going around then. I installed the windows 2000 pro software 01/12/02. Prior to that the package hadnt been opened. Prior to today I knew nothing about validating my windows 2000 pro software.


    Ive some replies saying that windows 2000 pro does not require any WGA validation as it is an obsolete operating system and not included in the WGA program but I keep running into a validation request before I can download an update.



    Friday, January 18, 2008 3:13 PM


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  • The Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA) validation check process does not complete when you try to validate your copy of Windows XP or Windows 2000 Professional:


    • Marked as answer by JeniferA Thursday, September 11, 2008 10:23 PM
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    my computer crashed with viruses at xmas took it into shop who got rid of them but my friend had to use his xp home disc to get me started again but i have no validation key number as i lost the original disc with my computer when i moved home my computer was specially built for me with dell components and it is a intel product as well can you please advise what i have to do to get this validation key number i have an old xp disc for my old computer stilll my computer was built for xp home proffessionel and is compatable with windows 98i have phoned microsoft but no help

    thank you


    this is urgent as only got 5 days left before the disc time runs out for the key

    Tuesday, February 5, 2008 6:08 PM
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