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Validation: another Microsoft's abuse! RRS feed

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  • With validation procedure as it is now carried out, Microsoft is once more hitting the victims.

    Of course it is much easier to threaten a customer who has already ben cheated in his purchase than to search and punish the cheaters.

    This is highly unfair. 

    Sunday, November 26, 2006 5:12 PM

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  • Always purchase and install genuine Microsoft software, and you won't have any problems with Product Activation or Windows Genuine Advantage.
    Sunday, November 26, 2006 9:46 PM
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  •  Carey Frisch wrote:
    Always purchase and install genuine Microsoft software, and you won't have any problems with Product Activation or Windows Genuine Advantage.

    Nice answer indeed... I must assume that  you have never been cheated in your life... I bought my PC with windows already installed, and I bought it in a leading computer's shop (Computer Discount stores chain). Had I bought it in a mama's & papa's shop I of course had not posted that comment... Please note that I may be "dull", but who cheated me (and is cheating also many other customers) deserves for sure another kind of "definition"...Oh, yeah... you're right! This world belongs to "cleaver" people I'm afraid...!  

    Thursday, November 30, 2006 1:04 AM
  • Please go to www.microsoft.com/genuine and click Validate Windows - that should resync the WGA Validation files.

    Afterward, please click Start, then Run, then type in "WGAtray.exe /b" and click OK, then reboot.

    If the above procedure does not resolve your issue:

    Please follow this diagnostic 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.

    Thursday, November 30, 2006 1:26 AM
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  • Alberto,

    Microsoft has been actively pursuing the cheaters, too:  http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&q=microsoft+sues+software+piracy

    Thursday, November 30, 2006 2:43 AM