This copy of Windows is not genuine

super_js

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Please Help Guys,

Almost every time I turn on my laptop and log into my account a screen comes up saying something along the lines of Thank You For Validating Windows. This takes up the whole screen and I cannot exit unless I press OK. After my desktop is fully loaded a message comes up saying that Windows Aero has stopped working, you may be a victim of counterfeiting. There is then a link which takes me to Genuine Microsoft Software. I then run the validation test and pass. Also sometimes there is a message in white writing in the corner of my desktop which says:

Windows Vista (TM)
Build 6001
This copy of Windows is not genuine
.

My Vista Ultimate is 100% genuine.
Please Help me find a fix which will stop these messages from coming up again.

Super_JS
 

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SCSIraidGURU

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Call Microsoft support. When did you get it? Where did you get it? Can you call your vendor and ask them why?
 

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super_js

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Thanks for your quick reply, I would rather not call Microsoft. I got this copy from my School.
 

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lordbob75

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Sounds like calling Microsoft would be the easiest solution, provided they even know how to fix it. Why dont you want to call them? If your software is legit, then you should have no problem with them, even if you got it through your school.
Also, you could try reinstalling Vista.

~Lordbob
 

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patio

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I would rather not call Microsoft.
All i can ask of this is why ? ?
They are not the ogres they are made out to be,
 

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super_js

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Lol to call them i have to tell my dad, I don't really want to tell him that my laptop has a problem cos he will get all stressed.
 

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SCSIraidGURU

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You got a copy of Vista from your school? Did they give you a proper license to install with it? What OS was on it before? I would consider going back to the previous OS and get it working.
 

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pooch

Old Dog
Vista Guru
Hey super_js

If you want to continue using Vista the only way out of this problem is a phone call you will probably need your certificate of Authenticity to hand,

I presume that your dad will be a lot less stressed if you explain things to him.

Your only other option is a previously suggested, to go back to your old OS

Pooch
 

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SCSIraidGURU

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WMI issue could be caused by Vista not being fully compatible with your computer motherboard chipset.
 

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patio

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I get the feeling there are important details being left out in this tale of woe...
 

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super_js

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Yes I did get it from school. It came in a disk packet and had a sticker on it saying not for resale and the key and stuff. I kind of threw the packet away.....

Also my vista has been fine up until now.

Super_JS
 

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SCSIraidGURU

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Did you keep the license key along with the media?
 

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super_js

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I wrote down the licence and I suspect by media you mean the disk. Yes i did keep the disk.
 

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vistaHater9000

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If everything is 100% legit on your side I don't know why you wouldn't call MS. They'll solve that issue pretty quickly for you.
 

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SCSIraidGURU

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Call Microsoft. See what they have to say. Tell them where you got it from. Did you ask the school if its legit?
 

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super_js

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Im pretty sure its legit. Do you know the number for UK and the price? Before I ring them could my comodo firewall be blocking any validation files from the internet? Also would a re-install fix it? Could it be a virus?

Super_JS
 

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TheShadow

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There was a huge flap over WGA posting erroneous messages on Windows XP machines a year or so ago. It had good honest folks wigging out all over the place.:mad:

The Quick Fix was to just delete all the WGA files off of the HD and turn off automatic updates.
That was a lot easier than dealing with BIG BROTHER (M$).

:cool:
 

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SCSIraidGURU

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Microsoft resolved it. You want the Windows updates with all the issues going on with Viruses and Trojans. A call to Microsoft is 10 minutes. They are fast and will resolve your issues fairly quickly.
 

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johngalt

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This has nothing to do with WGA. However, getting a copy from school complete with key does not necessarily mean a thing. if it is a MAK (Volume License) and you registered with your name and they don't know you're associated with the school, they might tag it as fake.,

FWIW - I have had to call M$ numerous times when stetting up labs at school - and never once have I been charged.

If it is legit, call them. The fastest I had a problem solved was under 4 minutes, the longest it took me was 15 minutes.

And, no offense, but if you don't want to call them, then please don't keep asking for help - we've all said the same thing, and if you don't want to call them that is on you.
 

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bruce2

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Yes I did get it from school. It came in a disk packet and had a sticker on it saying not for resale and the key and stuff. I kind of threw the packet away.....

Also my vista has been fine up until now.

Super_JS
If the rest of story is true, I bet you that someone picked up that number you threw away and used it.:D
 

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