Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

Problem with vlaidation

Last response: in Windows XP
Share
Anonymous
May 1, 2005 1:41:40 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

I tried to download MS Windows AntiSpyware.
Before then, validation test failed.
My computer is purchased from Dell a few years ago.
It still does automatic windows update.
I even typed in Windows Product Key from stamp on tower.
It still failed. Is there anyway to fix this problem.
Craig

More about : problem vlaidation

Anonymous
May 1, 2005 4:57:44 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

macho wrote:
> I tried to download MS Windows AntiSpyware.
> Before then, validation test failed.
> My computer is purchased from Dell a few years ago.
> It still does automatic windows update.
> I even typed in Windows Product Key from stamp on tower.
> It still failed. Is there anyway to fix this problem.
> Craig


On the theory that something may be blocking or interfering with exchange of data:
Are you running am anonimizer utility? What other programs are up & running ? Have you got a 3rd-party firewall or security suite?

If you rule some of these factors, then I'd suggest you contact Dell support to request re-validation of the Certificate of Authenticity.

--
Maurice N
MVP Windows - Shell / User
-----
Anonymous
May 1, 2005 10:48:31 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

Are you the Original Purchaser or a 2nd Party Purchaser - in other words,
bought the computer from someone who was the original purchaser. If the
latter is true, it is possible the COA sticker was exchanged for one of the
many know pirated versions.

--

Star Fleet Admiral Q @ your Service!

http://www.google.com
Google is your "Friend"

"macho" <machocraig@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:uYbnhQmTFHA.612@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>I tried to download MS Windows AntiSpyware.
> Before then, validation test failed.
> My computer is purchased from Dell a few years ago.
> It still does automatic windows update.
> I even typed in Windows Product Key from stamp on tower.
> It still failed. Is there anyway to fix this problem.
> Craig
>
Related resources
May 2, 2005 2:11:24 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

I am the original owner. Again, WinXP autoupdate is working fine so far.
I wish that there was a problem with server at MS's end.
I will try again tonight.

craig


"Star Fleet Admiral Q" <Star_Fleet_Admiral_Q(NO-SPAM)@(SPAM-NOT)hotmail.com>
wrote in message news:ujT279pTFHA.2096@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> Are you the Original Purchaser or a 2nd Party Purchaser - in other words,
> bought the computer from someone who was the original purchaser. If the
> latter is true, it is possible the COA sticker was exchanged for one of
> the many know pirated versions.
>
> --
>
> Star Fleet Admiral Q @ your Service!
>
> http://www.google.com
> Google is your "Friend"
>
> "macho" <machocraig@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:uYbnhQmTFHA.612@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>>I tried to download MS Windows AntiSpyware.
>> Before then, validation test failed.
>> My computer is purchased from Dell a few years ago.
>> It still does automatic windows update.
>> I even typed in Windows Product Key from stamp on tower.
>> It still failed. Is there anyway to fix this problem.
>> Craig
>>
>
>
Anonymous
May 2, 2005 10:29:33 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

My home Dell computer is about 3 years old. I tried again but failed to
pass.
My wife's Dell computer is less than a year old. That computer also failed
the test.

On the other hand, I have much older computer in my office. This is not
Dell computer but locally built computer.
I had no problem with the validation test and downloaded Windows
AntiSpyware (beta) without any problem.

My impression is that there is some problem with validation tests with all
Dell computers. Maybe, Dell was too mean to Microsoft. So they might have
decided not to allow antispyware program to Dell computer owners. What do
you think?

Craig
Anonymous
May 4, 2005 10:08:01 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

I have a newer (6 months) Dell laptop that successfully completed the
validation process. Have you called Dell Customer Support?
--
Dr. Mike
Network Admin's Nightmare



"macho" wrote:

> My home Dell computer is about 3 years old. I tried again but failed to
> pass.
> My wife's Dell computer is less than a year old. That computer also failed
> the test.
>
> On the other hand, I have much older computer in my office. This is not
> Dell computer but locally built computer.
> I had no problem with the validation test and downloaded Windows
> AntiSpyware (beta) without any problem.
>
> My impression is that there is some problem with validation tests with all
> Dell computers. Maybe, Dell was too mean to Microsoft. So they might have
> decided not to allow antispyware program to Dell computer owners. What do
> you think?
>
> Craig
>
>
>
May 18, 2005 11:10:49 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

On this day, 5/2/2005 5:29 PM, the esteemed macho gave forth this bit
of wisdom:

> My home Dell computer is about 3 years old. I tried again but failed to
> pass.
> My wife's Dell computer is less than a year old. That computer also failed
> the test.
>
> On the other hand, I have much older computer in my office. This is not
> Dell computer but locally built computer.
> I had no problem with the validation test and downloaded Windows
> AntiSpyware (beta) without any problem.
>
> My impression is that there is some problem with validation tests with all
> Dell computers. Maybe, Dell was too mean to Microsoft. So they might have
> decided not to allow antispyware program to Dell computer owners. What do
> you think?
>
> Craig
>
>
Hello,

I have a Toshiba laptop that is less than one year old. It too fails to
validate!

Steve
!