Tryinmg to validate RRS feed

  • Question

  • Ms.com says my OS is not genuine. it was and still is. I try to revalidate and it says same thing.

    How do I revalidate my OS? I tried the get new validation, says same thing.

    How do I go about revalidating my OS? How do I get to the page where I enter my COA number? etc etc

    Cheers and thanks



    Tuesday, October 10, 2006 8:57 PM



    Please follow these steps for assistance:

    Step 1 is to download and run the utility at this link http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012, then click the Windows tab, Copy to Clipboard, then paste the report into a response in this thread.

    Step 2 is to look on the computer or with the materials you received with the computer or with Windows to see if you have a Certificate of Authenticty (COA).  If you have one, tell us about the COA.  Tell us:

    1.  What edition of Windows XP is it for, Home, Pro, or Media Center?

    2.  Does it read "OEM Software" or "OEM Product" in black lettering?

    3.  Or, does it have the computer manufacturer's name in black lettering?

    4.  DO NOT post the Product Key.

    Not sure what to look for?  See this page for reference:  http://www.microsoft.com/resources/howtotell/en/coa.mspx


    It will better help us understand your request,





    Wednesday, October 11, 2006 7:54 AM