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  • ok so i installed a valid windows xp on to one of my computers and it said installing then it said validating.... it said validating foR a whole 24 hours so i got mad and turned the computer off.. Now whenever i turn my computer on it s says i need to validate my xp but once i click ok it brings up my background AND only my background NO start menu no icons no anything please HELP!!!!
    Tuesday, August 11, 2009 6:29 AM

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  • Hello damsel,

       I do not think this is a Non-Genuine issue.  XP's  anti-piracy sub-system does not have any control over the Start Button or desktop icons. Also, XP only asks to be "Validated" (for it's Genuine status) when attempting to download some files from the Microsoft Download site or Office site.   If it's asking to be Validated, it must be reffering to something else.  More likely it's actually asking to be Activated but when you click on it, it just brings you to a black desktop.

      This sounds to me like a bad install. I believe it would be a faster resolution, for you, to try installing again.  Or you can report your question in the Windows XP Newgroups http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/newsgroups/reader.mspx  or contact XP Support at http://support.microsoft.com for additional assistance.


    Sorry I couldn't be more help,
    Darin MS 
    Tuesday, August 11, 2009 5:29 PM

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  • Hello damsel,

       I do not think this is a Non-Genuine issue.  XP's  anti-piracy sub-system does not have any control over the Start Button or desktop icons. Also, XP only asks to be "Validated" (for it's Genuine status) when attempting to download some files from the Microsoft Download site or Office site.   If it's asking to be Validated, it must be reffering to something else.  More likely it's actually asking to be Activated but when you click on it, it just brings you to a black desktop.

      This sounds to me like a bad install. I believe it would be a faster resolution, for you, to try installing again.  Or you can report your question in the Windows XP Newgroups http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/newsgroups/reader.mspx  or contact XP Support at http://support.microsoft.com for additional assistance.


    Sorry I couldn't be more help,
    Darin MS 
    Tuesday, August 11, 2009 5:29 PM
  • thank you i will surely do that.. any info helps so thanks sooo much!!!
    Friday, August 14, 2009 2:02 AM