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MGAdiag.Exe Validation Control Not Turned On?

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I was helping a friend determine wheter his copy of Windows XP is genuine or not. I used MGAdiag.exe. Under the validation section it said: “Validation control not turned on”. There was a button to hit to resolve any issues. I hit the button and was brought to the Microsoft Genuine Software site where I suppose it was attempting to resolve the issue. After a couple minutes, I grew impatient and aborted the process. Anyone know why the validation control would be turned off and how to turn it on? There is a Certificate of Authenticity on the back of the computer tower; however, the product key listed does not match the product key listed in Windows when you go to My Computer, Properties. Does this look like a candidate for a Product Key update and would doing this turn validation on? Thanks.

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  1. The reason you’re getting “Validation control not turned on” is because you have not installed WGA (or it’s disabled). And the reason it’s not installed (or disabled) is because it’s a pirated installation. You’ve been asking about this for about a month now. Are your googling skills really that bad? The fix is out there, we just can’t discuss such things because it’s against forum policy. I gave you all the clues I could in your other thread, it shouldn’t be too hard to figure out. Maybe you should go back & have another look.

    “the product key listed does not match the product key listed in Windows when you go to My Computer, Properties”

    Of course not, because that’s not the product key. If you want to know what the key is, use the free version of Magic Jelly Bean:

    http://www.magicaljellybean.com/key…

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