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Was working but is now claiming to be a beta copy RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi everybody,

    Odd situation here.......

     

    System is 6 months old running Vista home premium which was installed activated and validated when built.

    Yesterday it came up with a message saying that it's running a beta version of Vista that has expired and I'll have to buy a new copy.

     

    Nothing has changed hard/software wise, the product key used was from the dvd pack I bought with the rest of the hardware and used at installation. Its stuck on top of the box.

     

    Suggestions would be most helpful.

    Monday, January 28, 2008 6:30 PM

Answers

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    It's now working again. I didn't need to do the above.

     

    Thanks.

     

    However, this Windows live nonsense has p****ed me off slightly more.

    Sunday, February 3, 2008 12:07 PM

All replies

  • Please follow this simple troubleshooting procedure:

     

    1. Download and run the MGA Diagnostic Tool: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012

     

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

     

    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.

     

    Monday, January 28, 2008 8:42 PM
    Moderator
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    It's now working again. I didn't need to do the above.

     

    Thanks.

     

    However, this Windows live nonsense has p****ed me off slightly more.

    Sunday, February 3, 2008 12:07 PM