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WGA is part of Microsoft's ongoing effort to protect its customers and partners from counterfeit software, and to increase customer awareness of the value of authentic Windows XP software.
In an older machine I have a copy of Windows XP Pro, it's been validated and has been running perfectly fine, up until I removed a dying hard drive from the machine, then it's suddenly telling me the OS is not genuine.
The version of XP that I had on my computer was not valid. Thanks, ldyhwk89 (short for Ladyhawk) Hi - No, you should not have to format. 1) You could do a repair install (aka "in-place upgrade"), during which you will probably be prompted to enter the product key. (You can only do this if you bought the same XP version as is currently installed - home / pro) 2) Validate at their site: You will no doubt fail the validation.
I now have a new XP disc with coa and was wondering if there was anyway to get it validated through Microsoft other than reformatting with the new disc. At this point, you are given options on how to resolve it, and if I'm not mistaken, a toll-free number to call.
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I can't seem to get it to activate again in any way I can think of, and I can't see anything right off the top that could be interfering with activation.