My Windows copy complains about not being genuine

By kat4spot ยท 8 replies
Aug 28, 2006
  1. Good to reporte that after you guys helped me out last time i have had no problems, at least none that i couldnt fix fast. lately i am getting a windows that pops up when i start my PC saying that i dont have a valid windows xp software and when i am working on my pc it comes up every now and then. I used hijack and found a windows notify thing on 20, i got rid of it and bingo, gone. The thing is it keeps coming back after a few days or even weeks, i am really getting tired of restarting in safe mode and getting out with hijack, any idea how i can get rid of it permanetly?

    thanks, kat
  2. tomrca

    tomrca TS Rookie Posts: 1,000

    if your version of windows is a genuine version you need to phone microsoft and they will talk you through to correct this nag of theirs. i have looked at your hjt and i cant see anything but then again i am not one of the experts. this nag you are getting isn't anything to do with pc bugs.
  3. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    Please use proper thread titles from now on.
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Your HJT log is clean.

    Run HJT and click on the config button, then the backups button. Look for any 016-DPF entries and place a tick next to any that are from Microsoft or Windows. I.E Windows genuine validation etc. Click the restore button, followed by yes and reboot your system.

    See if that helps.

    Regards Howard :)
  5. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Go to

    After the validation fails, you are given the option to update your Windows product key. Follow the on-screen instructions.
  6. tomrca

    tomrca TS Rookie Posts: 1,000

    would disabling these in tools/manage add-ons of explorer 'that are underlined in the quote' have the same effect ?
  7. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    I`ve no idea to tell you the truth, they certainly have an effect if fixed with HJT.

    Regards Howard :)
  8. gameshak

    gameshak TS Rookie

  9. kat4spot

    kat4spot TS Rookie Topic Starter


    Sorry i took so long to reply, i was out of town. Going to try the MS way first and if that wont work going to try the link. I just realized that the notification pops up when my wife is on the PC sometimes, never after i have been on. mmmm going to ckeck and see where she is surfing that might trigger the thing.
    Funny couse i am the one that surfs a more dangerously the she does. she just checks her mail and sends homework to a school portal.

    Thanks a lot guys, going to let you know what happens.
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