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WGA Errors are so common that Microsoft is FULL of it!!!! RRS feed

  • Question

  • I run my original RETAIL WINXP Upgrade from 2000 using an SR2 CD whenever I reinstall it and EVERY TIME I GET an WGA NOTIFICTION IT'S ALWAYS an OS SCREWUP. They say it's so very uncommon but if Anything changes in the OS even slightly it sets the stupid thing off. I'm so sick and tired of this problem but Microsoft is more concerned about Piracy than Quality which is ALWAYS the way it's been since WIN98. Honestly now, my software is Genuine and the Only time I expect the problem is when I change hardware which is totally warranted, but not when the OS changes the partition order or I add a new software program or do some OS debugging should it set off the WGA tool.
    When I called Tech support to try to fix this they had NO Idea as to what I was talking about and just said Microsoft wants it that way. So in 7 Years I've activated about 250 times thanks to WGA about half of those. Microsoft please do something about your user experience or Mac may finally KILL PC (Ha), what a joke right!


    Saturday, August 11, 2007 4:57 PM

Answers

  • Oxymax,

     

    We request all users initially run the Genuine Diagnostics tool to try and identify the issue you may be having.

    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

    Monday, August 13, 2007 11:44 PM
  • Oxymax,

     

    You seem to be confusing Windows Product Activation with Validation.

    Tuesday, August 14, 2007 2:05 AM

All replies

  • Oxymax,

     

    We request all users initially run the Genuine Diagnostics tool to try and identify the issue you may be having.

    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

    Monday, August 13, 2007 11:44 PM
  • Oxymax,

     

    You seem to be confusing Windows Product Activation with Validation.

    Tuesday, August 14, 2007 2:05 AM