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I have been running Windows XP on this computer for years.  In the
course of those years it has two or three times asked me to validate it,
and I have done so with no problem.  I have a copy of AVG anti-virus,
set to run every night.

But today, after a reboot, Microsoft decided that my Windows
installation is not valid.  I have made several further attempts to
validate it, but Microsoft insists that my copy does not validate.

Which is most likely:
   a bug at Microsoft
   spontaneous software rot
   some malware has got at my copy of Windows and done something to it?

The last thing I installed was (or claimed to be) an upgrade to my
Safari browser.  This told me that it would not become effective until
my next reboot.  I have deleted all "Valentine" emails unopened.

Nick
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Nick Wedd    nick@maproom.co.uk

Re: Windows validation

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On following instructions at the Microsoft web site, I find I now have a
"Geographically blocked PID".  This I think means that Microsoft has
decided that the licence I bought to run on this computer is, after
almost five years, suddenly no longer valid for this computer.  So it
looks as if my "PID" has got changed somehow?

Nick
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Nick Wedd    nick@maproom.co.uk

Re: Windows validation

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Read #1 & #2
http://www.annoyances.org/exec/forum/winxp/1149265994

Does that apply?

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