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Help! Windows Xp Update Problem

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#1 janbas


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Posted 25 August 2006 - 12:39 PM

Hello everyone!

I desperately need your help

I have Windows XP installed on my computer and I have a problem:

Yesterday I got an automatic message saying that there are new updates and asked me to install them.
I have installed the updates (as I always do, it wasn't the first time) thinking those are security updates.
But today, as I turned on the computer, I find out that this update has nothing to do with security.
Each time I restart the computer, when the windows XP logo starts to appear, I get a message from "Windows Update Center" saying that the version that is installed on my computer isn't Genuine version, and it asks me to buy the Genuine version.
Needless to say, I'm not interested in buying this Genuine version, and I have to click "install later" in order for my Windows to show.
I was gonna delete this update from the "add/remove programs" in control panel but it turns out this update is not deletable.

Can anyone please suggest a sneaky sophisticated way I can delete this update?


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#2 putergeekgirl


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Posted 25 August 2006 - 12:48 PM

If you have a legit copy of XP and its not working, I would suggest contacting MS.

#3 rubiconeye


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Posted 25 August 2006 - 03:26 PM

you could try a system restore to before the update was installed, tho i dont know if it will work.

but i think this will only pospone the inevitable if your copy isnt legal (billy boy has your details now!) you're better suffering the pain and getting a legal copy, or try any of the multitude of free linux distros available.

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Posted 25 August 2006 - 04:47 PM

There are at least 15 ways to bypass the WGA, this site's policy is that of not helping those who have ilegal copies of XP so I cannot say more but you will soon find the answer if...
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#5 missyj


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Posted 26 August 2006 - 09:45 AM

Morning all,

I have the same problem and I have legit XPsoftware. I try to go and download security updates and when it asks me to download ActiveX, which I do, it still tells me I don't have it, though no error came up to say it wasn't downloaded. Also can't access Yahoo mail or MSN mail.

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Posted 26 August 2006 - 09:52 AM

Hello missyj

It would be more constructive if you were to start your own topic. :thumbsup:
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Posted 27 August 2006 - 06:51 AM

There are known problems with the WGA - but they are fixable by a call to Microsoft.
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