Windows XP Validation RRS feed

  • Question


    Help!!!  I can't even get microsoft to validate Windows XP; nor can I download any files from the internet.  I can recieve and install windows updates, but each time I try to download any file Explorer says it can't open the site and file download runs continuously with no progress.  What is going on?


    Sunday, July 1, 2007 4:35 PM


  • Indi35,


    Please follow these steps for assistance:

    Step 1 is to run the utility at this link http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012, then click the Windows tab, click the "Copy" button, then paste the report into a response in this thread.

    Step 2 is to look on the computer or with the materials you received with the computer or with your retail purchase of  Windows to see if you have a Certificate of Authenticity (COA).  If you have one, tell us about the COA.  Tell us:

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

    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.

    Not sure what to look for?  See this page for reference:  http://www.microsoft.com/resources/howtotell/en/coa.mspx

    Monday, July 2, 2007 2:21 PM