Windoes XP Pro 64 bit won't validate RRS feed

  • Question

  • After purchasing the computer 2 years ago I upgraded the motherboard, processor, hdd, dvd rom etc and then installed Windows XP Pro 64 bit and it will not validate. i tried via the internet and via phone which told me I can not validate. It is a CD that came with the computer so please let me know what I need to do to validate my copy.

    Sunday, March 1, 2009 12:35 AM


  • Hello Loupd5,

    Thank you for visiting the Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA) program forum. Currently there is not an Internet Explorer 64bit ActiveX control for either OGA or WGA.  This is due to the Windows Genuine Advantage control accommodating 32bit sessions of Internet Explorer only.  Start a 32bit session of Internet Explorer (IE), which is the default session when choosing the link IE link from the “Start” menu or desktop shortcut and go to http://www.microsoft.com/genuine  and then validate either Windows or Office. You can also use the alternate validation method of Validating using an x64 bit session of IE by using this link:


    Thank you for contacting us here in the WGA program forums.



    Stephen Holm
    • Marked as answer by Stephen Holm Thursday, March 5, 2009 12:03 AM
    Wednesday, March 4, 2009 10:57 PM