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#1 ramsey76

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Posted 02 June 2006 - 08:04 AM

I purchased a low end E Machine PC from Walmart about 18 months.

I have had few probems with the PC. A pefect PC for the kids

Today I am greeted by a logo that my Windows XP Home is not a valid product .

There is a question on resolve now or later ? I input later

What is the implication of this ?

I doubt Walmart and e machines are selling PC with bborleg Windows programs

What should I do ?

Thanks

Tom

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Posted 02 June 2006 - 08:23 AM

You need to revalidate Windows. If you clicked "Now" you would have been given a screen to enter your 25 digit key number over the internet.

That may or may not cure it.

If it doesn't, you need to call the phone number that is on the screen and talk to their validation center.

You need the 25 digit license/key which should be on a sticker somewhere on the outside of the computer.

If you cannot find it (beacause it was removed, etc) you can obtain the key number using Magigaljellybean v1.41 keyfinder which you can download free at
http://www.magicaljellybean.com

Write down the key number and save it in a safe place as you will assuredly need it again in the future (Maybe sometime when your computer will not work).

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Posted 02 June 2006 - 03:06 PM

Thanks for the help.

I went back to Microsoft site and my windows program passed the validation test.

I did not need to input anything.


Very strange, since I had all the windows updates

Tom

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Posted 02 June 2006 - 07:16 PM

Thanks for the help.

I went back to Microsoft site and my windows program passed the validation test.

I did not need to input anything.


Very strange, since I had all the windows updates

Tom


One of those Windows updates probably caused that phony message. I don't remember the recent update number.

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Posted 02 June 2006 - 09:35 PM

There were numerous recent Windows updates.
Go to Windows updates, and click on "restore updates" which will inform you if any did not install successfully.




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