I have been running my XP Pro for about 15 years, but having upgraded my computer I decided to do a clean install even given the problems that involves since Microsoft stopped supporting XP. The installation went quite easily and everything is working fine.
However, I ran up against one problem, that of my WMP 8 being too old. I was instructed to download WMP 11 which I did. After installing it, it wanted me to validate my copy of Windows.
I am now told that my XP is not genuine. A Google search quickly told me I am just one of hundreds of people facing this same problem. Most of them saying its just a con trick to get you to pay out $99, and that you have threaten Microsoft in some way to get them to fix it for you. One person said that Microsoft themselves tried installing one of own genuine copies and came up against the same problem.
So my question is, has anyone come up with a solution to this problem?