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  • You got to be kidding me!! I waste the whole day trying to contact you WindowMAN!!!
    I have Genuine Vista
    I bought Office (Student Version Genuine!!)
    and I still have problems because "windows has discoverd a change That will limit functionality"and doesn't recognize the OS as being genuine. oh man! I hate windows!
    It's a disadvantage to buy Genuine windows products.
    Sebastian
    second day dealing with this.
    • Moved by Carey FrischMVP, Moderator Sunday, October 4, 2009 5:08 AM Moved to relevant category (From:Feedback and Comments)
    • Edited by seb77777 Sunday, October 4, 2009 9:14 AM
    Saturday, October 3, 2009 8:26 PM

Answers

  • Hello seb77777,

       Unfortunatly without a Diagnostic Report I can't know what specific specific is causing the non-genuine issue.  However, if your Vista is unable to run a small self-contained (non-installing) exacutable, I belive the issue is deeper then just being Non-Genuine.

      For further assistance, please create a (no cost) WGA support request at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52029

    Thank you,
    Darin MS
    Tuesday, October 6, 2009 7:21 PM

All replies

  • To help us analyze and troubleshoot the issue you are experiencing, please download and run the Microsoft Genuine Advantage Diagnostics Tool
    Once you run the tool, click on the Continue button, then click on the Copy button and paste the report into your post. 

    Thank you!


    Carey Frisch
    Sunday, October 4, 2009 5:10 AM
    Moderator
  • I downloaded the diagnostic tool.  run it:  "not enough quota ..."

    Sunday, October 4, 2009 9:13 AM
  • Hello seb77777,

       Unfortunatly without a Diagnostic Report I can't know what specific specific is causing the non-genuine issue.  However, if your Vista is unable to run a small self-contained (non-installing) exacutable, I belive the issue is deeper then just being Non-Genuine.

      For further assistance, please create a (no cost) WGA support request at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52029

    Thank you,
    Darin MS
    Tuesday, October 6, 2009 7:21 PM
  • My computer has been sitting there for a week now. When I turn it on I get a black screen....a solid black screen. It teaches me well!  The whole experience has left me quite bitter because I may understand M$ trying to protect its products against pirated copies, unfortunately in the process punishes  people that have bought original M$ softwares. Buying M$ autentic has become  a disadvantage: not only we pay good money for the product, then we lose years of work, thousands of personal files because issues about autenticity. If there was a way to sue M$ for the aggravation that has caused me, i woud in a second. You cannot "kidnap" my computer because of your unfouded suspicions. Well again my advise to all DO NOT BUY MICROSOFT PRODUCTS.

    THANKS
    Sebastian
    by the way, this was written from a friend's pc that has installed a non genuine M$ OS.
    Thursday, October 8, 2009 10:01 PM
  • Hello seb77777,

    You wrote, "by the way, this was written from a friend's pc that has installed a non genuine M$ OS."

    You also wrote, "I may understand M$ trying to protect its products against pirated copies,..."

    So people like your "friend" pirate Windows, causing Microsoft to implement WGA, which (you think) caused your computer screen to go solid black....hmmmm.

    Anyway, I agree with Darin that you most likely have deeper issues on your computer.  WGA does cause the Windows Desktop background to go black every hour, but it does not make the entire screen go black.  Best to give the computer to a trusted and competent local repair shop and have them rescue your data (since you did not seem to back it up) and then fix the underlying (probably hardware) problem affecting the computer.

    Good Luck!

    For great advice on all topics XP, visit http://www.annoyances.org/exec/forum/winxp
    Saturday, October 10, 2009 1:11 PM
  • You do have a flair for siyllogism...hmmmmm. 
    But you are missing the point.

    It was wrong to ask for help.
    Well, good luck to M$ as well.



    Sunday, October 11, 2009 5:57 AM