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  • I had a computer running windows xp pro. The windows xp pro was bought from a retailer. That computer no longer works so I loaded the windows xp pro to a computer that came with Windows xp home edition.  Now the second computer says that the windows xp pro is not a valid copy.  How can I change this to make it valid?

    Thanks

    lgan

    Thursday, December 14, 2006 6:09 AM

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    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, December 14, 2006 3:51 PM
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