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    Unable to get Updates from Windows update!!

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    by rick1056 ·

    I bought a copy of XP Pro from an auction site, it had a product key after installation I can’t get the version validated through Winows Update Genuine software procees. I get a invalid volume licensing, I reported the transaction to both the auction site (they kicked the seller Off site)and to Microsoft but they never answered. MS had a deal to report illegitimite pirating of XP, saying they’d give you a valid product key but reniged on thee deal. does anyone know of a way to get around this Genuine software validation process?

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    • #3136453

      Bummer, dude –

      by jdgretz ·

      In reply to Unable to get Updates from Windows update!!

      The old saying – if it seems to good to be true, then it probably is – has struck again.

      Personally, I’ve never known Microsoft to give away XP in the manner you say – but who knows.

      You can and will get the Critical Updates by turning on the automatic updates feature of XP even with a pirated copy, but you cannot use the site interactively.

      How do you get around this? Go out an purchase a legit copy from your favorite retailer (XP Pro OEM is currently $150 in round numbers).

      Good luck

      • #3136325

        Should have known better

        by jdclyde ·

        In reply to Bummer, dude –

        Anyone working in the field of IT should know better than to think they are going to get something for nothing or next to nothing.

        You WILL pay, either up front, or later on. Time to pay the piper.

        And I wouldn’t expect any piracy tips from anyone on TR.

        The BEST you can do is send a copy of your transaction to MS and hope they feel sorry for you, assuming they believe you in the first place. If you bother them enough, they just may set you up. Otherwise, buy a real copy. If your looking for free, you should have gone linux……

      • #3136787

        Legit discounts are available

        by delbertpgh ·

        In reply to Bummer, dude –

        If you’ve got a school teacher who loves you, or a college student, you can get an academic discount at a college bookstore. Should be about 90 bucks that way. Any academic ID card will qualify the purchaser for the teacher-student discount.

      • #3136677

        go here

        by rolloverman ·

        In reply to Bummer, dude –

        dude go to tiger direct.com and buy it ok if your not a student or have any friends who are ok next time dont buy a priated version get the real deal so you wont have to go thru this

    • #3136409

      Yes. It can be done.

      by stress junkie ·

      In reply to Unable to get Updates from Windows update!!

      As jdgretz said, go down to your local computer store and purchase a genuine copy of the software.

    • #3136370

      COA

      by nzbn ·

      In reply to Unable to get Updates from Windows update!!

      did the software come with a valid COA

    • #3136315

      Buy your own copy

      by mjd420nova ·

      In reply to Unable to get Updates from Windows update!!

      I tried that and hit the same wall… Bought
      the whole deal and made me happy

    • #3136581

      Lessons learned . . .

      by optimumservicesgroup ·

      In reply to Unable to get Updates from Windows update!!

      There were a ton of these floating out there, but it was at the flea markets where they were usually found. Seems there were a bunch that fell off the truck or went out the back door instead of the front door. I assume this is why they’ve gone to the online Genuine Software certification that gets installed.

      See if license number you have matches these :
      http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;326904

    • #3137274

      Updates from Windows update

      by albert03 ·

      In reply to Unable to get Updates from Windows update!!

      I had the same problem however I found later that if I left my updates to load up on Auto they were updated automatically.No problem.I don’t know that I got everyone of the updates but I know I got the critical ones .

    • #3137261

      Retire & Replace OS!

      by at computers ·

      In reply to Unable to get Updates from Windows update!!

      Theres No Way Around Microsoft Validation, Samething Happened To Me, I Bought Windows XP Pro Full For $75.00 Off Of eBay. Come To Findout It Was A Pirated Copy! So, I Took A Loss, Turned In The Seller And eBay Fraud Dept. Refunded My Money $$. I Purchased A New XP Home Edition From
      http://www.thecomputercenter.com For $99.00 Plus Tax = $104.00 And Shipped In 3 Days! I Installed It And It Was Legal! So, I Prefer You To Do The Same!

    • #3137240

      Been There: Big Problem w/auctions

      by bheite ·

      In reply to Unable to get Updates from Windows update!!

      I just ran this drill with a copy of Nortons Systems Works 2005 premier. The seller has a huge feedback rating, is supposedly “authorized” and blamed his supplier. BS. EBay has gone down the tubes with software, your best guess is a huge percentage on it is pirated (probably in excess of 80%). The good thing was Symantec actually provided me a new copy for no cost, and took the old one in to try to chase down the source. This is a growing issue, as people find they can make a quick buck selling pirated software, and EBay will not do squat to enforce protection. Much better off buying it from a real retailer.

    • #3135589

      WGA bypass

      by guggs ·

      In reply to Unable to get Updates from Windows update!!

      Genuine (dis)Advantage was supposedly cracked with a simple line of script within 24 hours.

      http://www.boingboing.net/2005/07/28/microsoft_genuine_ad.html

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