Reboot says "Not genuine", but WGA tool says "Genuine"

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by Tom Kustner, Jun 5, 2006.

  1. Tom Kustner

    Tom Kustner Guest

    Long story short: when my XP Professional machine boots up, the "Not
    Genuine" and "no more updates for you!" messages shows up, but when I
    run the WGA Diagnostic Tool, it says "Genuine". Suffice it to say
    that this is a legitimate copy.

    Question: What are my options now? What is Microsoft's public
    comment to those of us with legitimate copies experiencing this issue?

    Tom Kustner, Jun 5, 2006
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  2. Tom, you cheated - that's two questions. For responses to both, the forums:

    The string of text to feed a Google search would be:
    Windows Genuine Advantage Notification
    Michael Jennings, Jun 5, 2006
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  3. Tom Kustner

    Alias Guest

    Try using System restore back to before you installed the MS spyware.

    What is Microsoft's public
    They want you to buy XP again, of course!
    That forum is censored big time. Try to answer it here, Michael, so we
    all can benefit and so it will be forever archived on Google.

    Alias, Jun 5, 2006

  4. Alias, if you are attempting to goad me into posting hacks and cracks in Microsoft's
    Windows Update newsgroup - forget it! I advise you not to push your privileges
    here to the extent that you did in the forums - try to behave like a welcome guest.

    Michael Jennings, Jun 5, 2006
  5. Tom Kustner

    Ghostrider Guest

    Lest I am mistaken, Alias is not here as a guest but more as a
    member of the public. The name of the newsgroup seems to read:
    microsoft.public.windowsupdate. Last time I checked, the public
    still has the privilege to express its own viewpoints. Sorry to
    read that you feel constrained. The answer to Tom's question is
    that WGA is wrong because the WGA Diagnostic Tool says so and it
    will also be the response of whomever answers it in the forum.
    Robin Walker's advise, sometime earlier, is, I believe, to reboot
    and all will turn out OK.
    Ghostrider, Jun 5, 2006
  6. Tom Kustner

    Alias Guest

    Yes, dear.

    Nothing I posted on that forum was disrespectful, obscene or anything
    even close to being out of line. I believe a certain person made an
    effort to ban me there.

    As far as being a guest, I am a paying customer of XP and every right to
    post here as long as I am civil.

    Alias, Jun 6, 2006
  7. It's sensible of these Microsoft newsgroups to be tolerant of diverse viewpoints.
    If some rambunctious posts had I made long ago hadn't been stricken, I could
    almost go along with the "right" to post without regard for the host. As is, I
    regard it as a privilege and understand that the rules are theirs, not mine.
    Michael Jennings, Jun 6, 2006
  8. Hope so - Tom hasn't reposted.
    Michael Jennings, Jun 6, 2006
  9. Allow me to set aside (mutual?) concern for immanent world ruin due to
    fascist delusion, and pretend that who owns what is an important matter.

    Consider the question of ownership of the newsgroup. Who controls it?
    It is maintained by (fill in the blank). Does the owner not filter out spam?
    Could the owner not filter out anyone it wished? The answers I get lead
    me to conclude that there is a privilege to post granted by the owner.

    Examining the other side of the coin, I don't think that Microsoft has
    a right to do as it pleases with my property, even if it should claim it does,
    and obtain a law that gives it that right. I may grant it a privilege to do
    limited things with the software I license from it on the computer I own.
    Michael Jennings, Jun 6, 2006
  10. Tom Kustner

    Ghostrider Guest

    In regards to this particular newsgroup with the word "public"
    in its title, there are certain guarantees that censorship other
    than for propriety should exist although the owner does have the
    right to terminate the entire newsgroup. The last time a major
    company did it was Intel, to its public forums, resulting from
    the rather diastrous Pentium-3 PSN debacle and the ensuing debate,
    often acrimonous involving both the public and Intel employees.
    One can see what has happened to the fortunes of Intel subsequent
    to the demise of its newsgroups. The loss of these channels for
    communication only pointed the way to AMD's doorsteps. Microsoft's
    embracing of Product Activation and WGA borderlines the same dogma
    of Intel and PSN, and the posts are starting to get quite testy.
    Ghostrider, Jun 6, 2006
  11. Silencing dissent frequently leads to unlooked for results.
    Running the program. Output > HellOh, whirled!
    Michael Jennings, Jun 6, 2006
  12. Tom Kustner

    Ghostrider Guest

    No. It is a part of Microsoft, Corporation.
    Ghostrider, Jun 7, 2006
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