I have a genuine copy of Windows XP Home. It was installed on my computer when I bought it last year from a local retailer. I have easily done previous updates on this computer with absolutely no problem.
Help! Any suggestions?
I am not accusing your retail store of any wrong doing, just suppling some food for thought.
This does not mean you have a genuine copy of Windows, there are plenty of retail stores installing illegal copy's of Windows on unsuspecting customers computers.
This may not be the case with your problem, updates could be installed with no problem before SP2 & the Genuine Advantage Validation Tool & there were a lot of people that didn't suspect or anticipate such a tool before installing pirated copy's of Windows.
Microsoft sues pirateshttp://www.techworld.com/opsys/news/index....age=1&pagePos=4
Microsoft Sues eBay Software Pirateshttp://www.newsfactor.com/story.xhtml?story_id=42144
Microsoft Sues Alleged Software Pirateshttp://www.pcworld.com/news/article/0,aid,118767,00.asp
1. Did the store supply you with the original Windows CD w/License (COA) Certificate of Authenticity, (key Code) 25 digit code??
What happens when you copy & paste or type this in the Start>Run box?? C:\Windows\system32\oobe\msoobe.exe /A
(This is assuming C: is where Windows is)
What happens when you try to Validate Windows. (exact message) http://www.microsoft.com/genuine/downloads/WhyValidate.aspx
Is your copy of Windows genuine http://www.microsoft.com/resources/howtote...ws/default.mspx