windows authenticity

  filthyphil 12:58 31 May 2006
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i have just got a meesage whent i booted up saying my winxp pro was not genuine. the spooky thing is i have got xp home which i purchased when i got a mobo bundle from novatech. any suggestions or is it confusing my office pro which i hasten to add may be a little shady. and if so is there any way of stopping it from doing this each time anyone boots up??

  rawprawn 13:21 31 May 2006
  Pamy 13:26 31 May 2006

windows not genuine
Posted by sea princess XP Pro on Thu, 25/05/06
Look at this on Absolute beginers

  namtas 13:40 31 May 2006

I just got this message also, me hopes that the sofware DELL Installed is genuine.

On point that does concern me and should concern others, supposing that I am doing a public presentation and this somewhat embarrasing message comes up. Could be damaging for me as a company.

  Jackcoms 14:06 31 May 2006

There's a lot of this happening at the moment.

Probably because Microsoft are now downloading their Windows validation tool to PCs.

It was automatically downloaded to my PC this morning.

  Sethhaniel 16:20 31 May 2006

Microsoft updates have killed my PC dead

working fine went to switch off and message came windows updating system so left it to run - and have not been able to start - format or do anything with PC since

  Jackcoms 16:24 31 May 2006

"Microsoft updates have killed my PC dead"

Which updates?

MS have not issued any critical updates since the 9th of this month (Patch Tuesday).

  spuds 16:51 31 May 2006

When did these new updates download. I have just had a recent update warning,and was about to download, now your problems as made me concerned.

  rawprawn 17:03 31 May 2006

I got an update this morning "Genuine Advantage Notifications" but I have had no problems

  rawprawn 17:08 31 May 2006

click here for information

  Jackcoms 17:17 31 May 2006

Hi Dennis. Long time no speak.

Yep, I also got the Genuine Advantage update today (see my post of 14:06). Like you, I appear to have a genuine copy! ;-))

I have absolutely no problem with MS doing this - as far as I'm concerned the 'pirates' shouldn't be allowed to get away with it.

But why have MS only now decided/started to undertake this 'checking' exercise?

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