Windows Genuine Advantage problem, any suggestions

  rickf 17:44 26 Aug 2009

Hi All,
My son who is at Uni has just had WGA message on his comp. I know for a fact that the XP OS is in fact genuine as I bought it and installed it for him about a year ago. Even went thru' the activation process with MS. He has been off the internet since May'cause of the Summer vacation. Whilst at UNI he was connected via the UNi internet service. He is now out of residence and sharing a house with mates. Connected to the net today via Virgin and the WGA message now has come up. What are his options as he is worried about being cut off. Reactivate again perhaps but how?
Thanks for any advice forthcoming.

  GaT7 17:47 26 Aug 2009

See the steps at click here under 'I Have A Legal Copy of Windows XP, but My Computer Still Fails Validation, What Now?'. G

  rickf 18:03 26 Aug 2009

Thanks Crossbow, that was quick

  HondaMan 18:56 26 Aug 2009

Have a look here. That should cure his problems!
click here

  lotvic 00:02 27 Aug 2009

The 'blue star' is WGA Notification. (nothing to do with validation)

go to 'removewga' a programme that you can download and remove the blue star that is in your bottom right hand corner click here

  gengiscant 03:22 27 Aug 2009


  omysai 07:42 27 Aug 2009


  rickf 11:46 27 Aug 2009

Thanks people.

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