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  • I just installed Windows XP Pro on my machine, with a CD I bought in China, that appears to be original, even the price is justifiably original. However, to my dismay, Windows now tells me that it's not an original.

    Now the problem is this: I use an English version of XP Pro, while the notification keeps pointing me to a local Microsoft China website to purchase the validation package, but the software is in chinese. Buying the chinese version of the software will not help me as I use the English version.

    Does this mean that, even if i purchase from the chinese website, my XP Pro English version will still work? What about future reinstalls?

     

    Wednesday, September 27, 2006 1:52 AM

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  •  stan17 wrote:

    I just installed Windows XP Pro on my machine, with a CD I bought in China, that appears to be original, even the price is justifiably original. However, to my dismay, Windows now tells me that it's not an original.

    Now the problem is this: I use an English version of XP Pro, while the notification keeps pointing me to a local Microsoft China website to purchase the validation package, but the software is in chinese. Buying the chinese version of the software will not help me as I use the English version.

    Does this mean that, even if i purchase from the chinese website, my XP Pro English version will still work? What about future reinstalls?

     

    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.

     

    Wednesday, September 27, 2006 2:35 AM
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