Windows Genuine Advantage (KB892130) Failed in Windows Update

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by doc4life76, Mar 2, 2006.

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    doc4life76 Guest

    I tried the easier solutions to this problem..the ones microsoft themselves
    told me to do, I ran that diagnostic test too....now the only thing left for
    me to do is type some crap at the command prompt or go into the system
    registry and do some things people have said to do on here. Since this is a
    problem being had by lots of folks, I am more keen on doing nothing and
    waiting for MS to fix the problem which they should do right? Or is that
    wishful thinking?
     
    doc4life76, Mar 2, 2006
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  2. Purchase a legitimate Windows XP license
    and you won't have a problem.

    --
    Carey Frisch
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows - Shell/User
    Microsoft Community Newsgroups
    news://msnews.microsoft.com/

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    |I tried the easier solutions to this problem..the ones microsoft themselves
    | told me to do, I ran that diagnostic test too....now the only thing left for
    | me to do is type some crap at the command prompt or go into the system
    | registry and do some things people have said to do on here. Since this is a
    | problem being had by lots of folks, I am more keen on doing nothing and
    | waiting for MS to fix the problem which they should do right? Or is that
    | wishful thinking?
     
    Carey Frisch [MVP], Mar 2, 2006
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  3. No, you are wrong. Only folks that "think" they have
    a legitimate Windows XP license are affected.

    --
    Carey Frisch
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows - Shell/User
    Microsoft Community Newsgroups
    news://msnews.microsoft.com/

    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------­----------------

    :

    | It's affecting plenty of legitimate and genuine users. This screwup
    | by Microsoft is the reason against the whole WGA program in the first
    | place.
    |
    |
    | On Wed, 1 Mar 2006 20:56:58 -0600, "Carey Frisch [MVP]"
    |
    | >Purchase a legitimate Windows XP license
    | >and you won't have a problem.
    |
     
    Carey Frisch [MVP], Mar 2, 2006
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    Panchdara Guest

    Yeah, right. Sorry, wrong answer. I have 2 valid Dells, valid XP Pro
    licenses. One machine updated and the other failed. Why does MS keep "making
    things better"? Now to restore and even possibly rebuild. What a waste of
    time.
     
    Panchdara, Mar 2, 2006
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  5. Wake up and smell the coffee Carey .... preciously validated systems are
    being affected; like mine. The only thing wrong with my licensees are
    that they are Windows'2000, which until 10-days ago validated just fine
    thank you very much, with each now simply returning that Validation
    Failed because I'm using an unsupported Operating System!

    So much for your wanting me to buy valid licenses.

    I already own 10, or more, Windows'XP licenses, all valid, all purchased
    at retail, but none of which I will ever use, excepting maybe as either
    wall- or toilet-paper.

    All I want is to be able once again to use, with impunity, either
    Windows or Microsoft Update for each of my Windows'2000 licenses;
    nothing more, nothing less. It was not my fault that I've foolishly had
    to re-install the Os since each of my computers being wiped out by my
    local Public Utility's Power Grid failure; and having paid for the damn
    software once, I shouldn't have to beg to validate it either.

    WjHat's wrong with you people.

    You must all think you are God.

    Warren C. E. Austin
    Toronto, Canada
     
    Warren C. E. Austin, Mar 2, 2006
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  6. I have a Dell XPS that I bought for myself 2.5 years ago. It shipped
    with Windows XP pre-installed. I have the installation media too! I
    have been using Windows Update (via the Tools menu in IE) every Tuesday.

    I have the KB892130 problem starting yesterday. It appears that your
    statement (quoted above) is quite wrong. I have seen complaints about
    this problem (dated ca 2006 March 1) all over usenet news and Google.

    This problem might be more subtle than a simple permissions issue. I
    have tried running IE from a SYSTEM account and the KB892130 still
    fails. It appears to me that Microsoft has pushed out a new version of
    their fraud detector software, and it is incompatible with some
    Windows environments. I am continuing to work on this, and I hope that
    Microsoft is too.

    Because of this issue, I have started reading this ng for the first
    time. I am amazed at the quantity of useless posts here, often from
    various Microsoft professionals. Like you. Pathetic.
     
    David Arnstein, Mar 2, 2006
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    R Downie Guest

    Well mine is legit, has the code and everything, was working fine on Feb
    18th, now it doesnt. And I havent had any hardware changes in 2years...
    Went thru the diag website, validation website, all checked me out.... and
    still fails to install.
     
    R Downie, Mar 2, 2006
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    mike_rat Guest

    I have a legitimate version of WinXP Pro. Bought it when i bought my system.
    I am one of the lucky ones thyo that the workaround [posted by sakis] worked
    and windows update is finally working again for me.

    To suggest that we are all using illegal versions of winXP is an insult and
    a highly offensive one (especially considering the amount it cost to purchase
    it).

    I suggest in future you take your foot out of your mouth before opening it.
     
    mike_rat, Mar 2, 2006
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  9. Hello if you are experiencing this problem I would like to assist. The
    update creates a log file in your windows directory called wga.log. If you
    could email me that file at I may be able to determine
    the cause of the problem.

    Gary Caldwell
    Microsoft - Windows Genuine Advantage
     
    Gary Caldwell, Mar 2, 2006
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    Bruce Banner Guest

     
    Bruce Banner, Mar 2, 2006
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    Bruce Banner Guest

    How come Microsoft aren't helping with this problem at all ? Windows Update
    worked perfectly for me up until yesterday ( I bought my computer
    legitimately from a reputable and big name computer store and it came
    installed with the computer ) and now I just keep getting ' You need to
    update this validation component ' before it wants to allow me to check for
    updates and then it fails to install this new version of this validation tool
    every time an I've tried around 15 times . If I try to validate on
    Microsoft's ' Validate now ' link on their page about validation etc it
    validates successfully , but then I go back and try to update again and yet
    again get this problem even though it's just been validated about a minute
    before ! This seems undoubtedly a problem caused by this new version of the
    validation tool and NOT a mass collection of people with illegal software .
    Microsoft need to fix this . The longer it takes Microsoft to fix this , the
    more risk to people's computers because they can't get the updates they need .
     
    Bruce Banner, Mar 2, 2006
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    Natsman Guest

    I am in the UK, and am experiencing exactly the same update problem with
    this stupid Validation Tool on my machine, which has a genuine copy of XP
    SP2 installed, and which has updated perfectly until 20th February,
    including the previous (and original) validation process..

    I rather take exception to Mr Frisch who seems to suggest that I am a liar.

    I would like this problem resolved - rather quickly, too.

    Chris
     
    Natsman, Mar 2, 2006
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    Dave English Guest

    Well that includes Microsoft, they think I have one. In my case, going
    to

    <http://www.microsoft.com/genuine/downloads/Validate.aspx>

    said that I was validated.

    I found that if I went to download:

    <http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=999d37c3-4013-4
    8de-b950-ee01256aaa92&DisplayLang=en>

    which is what I actually wanted in the first place, then it says
    "validation required", does the validation & gives me the download.

    I await developments with interest
     
    Dave English, Mar 2, 2006
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    Neal Guest



    That last link does not work. Shows the download as no longer available. Could
    you post it again with a short URL. The wrap around seems to have messed it up.
     
    Neal, Mar 2, 2006
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    Robbie Guest

    Carey Frisch...Looks like you put your foot in your mouth....To say that the
    many people having trouble with the WGA have non legitimate license is a
    demeaning statement to all out there trying to find a fix for a broken MS
    update again....Those here are here to find an answer not your total
    demeaning statement to them....With the last one on the 14th not installing
    I supect they changed the WGA somehow to not work for a lot of people...this
    one did for me but I have seen many that it didn't...Also the People
    shouldn't have to try and hack their own computers to fix this.
    Robbie
     
    Robbie, Mar 2, 2006
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    Randy Guest

    Carey, I do have a legitimate copy ( I don't "think" I do, I "know" I do) and
    I am having this problem just now, after a long, successful, prior history of
    running the updates). As an "MVP", do you have any genuine suggestions for
    fixing the problem, or are you just willing to continue assuming that those
    with problems are thieves and liars?

    Randy Bynum
     
    Randy, Mar 2, 2006
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    floricicia Guest

    Whooaa...sorry folks:
    I only got as far as Mr Frischs' post and my boil started bleeding!!
    And I am a mild-mannered soul.
    a)I hardly think HP installed a pirated copy of Xp on my pc for a laugh! I
    have the stickers to prove it is 'genuine'!

    b)My copy has been validated dozens of times by a previous incarnation of WGA!

    c)My copy has also been validated again and again by the stand-alone WGA
    tool on the MS website.

    d) I have emailed all my pc details (including licence keys) to an MS tech
    regarding this problem.

    e)If we were ALL running rogue copies of xp would we be drawing this much
    attention to it!?

    Only asking?

    flo
     
    floricicia, Mar 2, 2006
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    Al Williams Guest

    Disagree. I have a legitimate Windows XP license with the Microsoft box,
    etc. to prove it.
     
    Al Williams, Mar 2, 2006
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    rbd Guest

    Carey -

    I have the WGA problem and I definitely have a legitimate Windows XP Pro
    license - since I purchased it at retail in 11-2001.

    If you don't understand what is happening please don't contribute to the
    problem with wild acusations.

    rb
     
    rbd, Mar 3, 2006
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    BugZ Guest

    THANK YOU ROBBIE FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

    As for Ms Frisch I would hope that something is either said to her or that
    something is done about her!

    HugZBugZ
     
    BugZ, Mar 3, 2006
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