My Windows XP could not validate

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I have a legal copy of Windows XP. But I receive a balloon from my task manager that says the copy of my Windows is not genuine. So when I try to validate it, the validation could not be complete. Why does it fail validation? I have the product key with me and when I bought my computer, the original Windows XP disk is also installed on my computer.

Now my whole desktop is black in color.

How can I validate it? Help please.


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Answered By 0 points N/A #112866

My Windows XP could not validate


First of all, you will need to ensure that you are running a genuine copy of Windows XP. Where did you buy it? If you have bought it to the store where you bought your computer, you may need to call them in order to confirm if the copy of your Windows is genuine or not. If they confirm that you are using a legal copy of it, but still fails the validation required, you may need to properly configure your computer in order to allow the validation process to complete.

First, start the validation Microsoft Genuine Advantage diagnostic here:
If your computer checks out, then you are experiencing the following problems:
A.   The KB905474 or the Security Update for Windows Genuine Advantage fails to install.
To fix this:
1.       Click Start>Run
2.       Type regedit and then click on the OK button.
3.       Search and Expand the following registry key:
4.       Right-click the sub key and select permissions
5.       Be sure that you are running it as the Administrator and allowed full control permission.
6.       Repeat the same steps from Step3-5 for the following registry key:
If this fails, download the update manually by:
1.       Click this link to download the KB905474 update manually:
2.       Download and Save it in your desktop.
3. After successfully downloading the update, double-click this file in your desktop: windowsxp-kb905474-enu-x86_4bafa8793e8cdcaf4ba4ffc494df32d496154544.exe
4.       Follow the on-screen instructions on how to install it.
5.       Restart your computer and then check on your Windows Update if the security update is successfully installed.
B.       Sometimes the validation fails when the ActiveX control for Windows Genuine Advantage Validation has been disabled.  To ensure that this is enabled, follow the steps below:
1.       Click your Internet Explorer.
2.       Click Tools and then go to Internet Options.
3.       Click Manage Add-Ons under Programs Tab.
4.       Locate the Windows Genuine Advantage Validation Tool and click it.
5.       Check if this add-on is enabled. If not, click Enable then click OK.
6.       Close your Internet Explorer then open it again and run the validation again.
C.       An error with Cryptographic has been detected. If you receive the following while running the Windows Genuine Advantage diagnostic, then it may be a problem with the corruption in your digital signatures and may need to re-register.
Diagnostic Report (1.5.0545.0):
WGA Data–>
Validation Status: Cryptographic Errors Detected
To fix this:
1.     Click Start>Run and then type CMD and then click OK
2.     Type the following on the command prompt:
regsvr32 softpub.dll
3.     You will receive a message that the DllRegisterServer in Softpub.dll succeeded. Click OK.
4.     Repeat step 2 and re-register the following files. Press Enter key after each .dll files:
5.     When you are done re-registering, type exit to close the cmd window.
6.     Restart your computer and try validating again.
D.    You may receive Product Key Inaccessible and 0x80080212 Error when trying to validate. To fix this:
1.     Click start>Run and then type:
%systemdrive%Documents and SettingsAll UsersApplication DataWindows Genuine Advantage.
2.     Click OK
3.     Right-click the data folder and then select its Properties.
4.     Under Security tab, click the Users (usernameUsers) in the Group. If you cannot find the security tab follow this steps:
a.     Click on My Computer
b.    Click Tools
c.     Click Folder Options
d.    Click View tab
e.     Deselect the option for Use Simple File Sharing
f.     Click OK and repeat Step 3 and try again.
5.     Under the Permissions for Users section, check all the box in the Allow column for the following permissions:
Read & Execute
List Folder Contents
6.     Click OK then restart your computer and run the validation again.
I hope this will resolve your issue. If you are still experiencing the same problem, contact your manufacturer and ask for another legit Windows XP disk.
Answered By 0 points N/A #112867

My Windows XP could not validate


Hello Roger,

You can’t seem to validate you’re Windows Operating System, huh? I have instructions for you on how to activate your validation with a legal copy of Windows.

This not genuine will pop-up when you miss to type the validation and product code when you first install your Windows Operating System.

To update manually, follow these steps:

  • Start, Run and type regedit in the bar and click OK.
  • Now Look for Hkey_Local_machinesoftwareMicrosoftWindowsNTCurrentVersionWPAEvents.
  • Right click OOBETimer.
  • In that screen, delete all file name and exit.
  • Now back to Run and type this command.


  • Follow the steps to activate Windows.

For getting a black screen, here are the steps to fix.

Start your computer in safe mode > Go to Start>Control Panel>System > Device Manager and remove the Video Drivers. Restart your computer and this should start your Windows back to normal.

Answered By 50 points N/A #112868

My Windows XP could not validate


To validate your  Windows XP you need to purchase it from Microsoft website.

Answered By 10 points N/A #112869

My Windows XP could not validate


Thank you all for your attention to this matter and for the help that all of you provide. You are all incomparable.

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