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Wga Validation Tool Not Working Anymore!


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#1 Tomo2

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Posted 25 January 2008 - 05:22 PM

Hi all,
About an hour ago I encountered a problem with WGA. I beleive the ActiveX in IE was corrupted so I deleted it and re-downloaded it now everything works fine in IE but firefox is a different kettle of fish. I downloaded the WGA tool and ran it but it wouldn't give me a code. I AM using genuine windows XP Home edition (lol if I got it pirated I'd go for pro). What the heck is going on? Anyone?
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Posted 25 January 2008 - 05:34 PM

Have you tried Uninstaling firefox and re installing it, It could be a problem with the system as opposed to the browser, are activex controls allowed to run in the Internet zones?
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Posted 25 January 2008 - 05:51 PM

Ok it gets stranger...

I ran and downloaded the tool over and over again but after running CCleaner for the first time in months and rebooting I get a different message telling me that the tool was to old and I should download a new one - I just downloaded that one!. Something about it could not check system time or like that :thumbsup:

The ActiveX from Microsoft Download Center only works in IE doesn't it?

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Posted 25 January 2008 - 06:35 PM

Microsoft programs are concerned only with Microsoft products, in this case Windows. IE is a part of Windows, Firefox is not.

I was wondering why you were inquiring about Firefox and WGA :thumbsup:.

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Posted 25 January 2008 - 10:35 PM

This is the tool you are prompted to download if you use firefox. Anyway after downloading it time after time it now seems to work. Since that start all I've done is run CCleaner twice. must be some registry problem or temp files...

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Posted 26 January 2008 - 07:10 AM

You could be right, also thinking back, the tool you are using does expire quite quickly. Either way, glad it worked.
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Posted 26 January 2008 - 09:09 AM

BC doesn't recommend the use of Registry Cleaning tools (even the one in CCleaner) because of the numerous problems that they can (and usually do) cause.
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Posted 26 January 2008 - 12:33 PM

WGA and Firefox don't work together. Any updates should be done through IE (easier if automatic updates are set). These will be the "real time" updates. If however you don't want to use IE you can go to Windiz updates which runs a few days behind and install via Firefox.

Please note you still must have a legit OS if it's a pirate it still won't work!

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Posted 26 January 2008 - 01:54 PM

If WGA works fine in IE and not in Firefox - then I'd suspect that Firefox has an issue.

You can download a new copy of Firefox and see if installing it fixes the issue.
If it doesn't, then you can:
- backup your bookmarks
- uninstall Firefox
- delete the Firefox directories in Program Files AND in your profile
- reinstall the newly downloaded Firefox
- import your bookmarks
- try the WGA tool
- THEN reinstall your add-ons/extensions
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