Ipurchased my home computer from Office Depot with windows xp a few years ago already installed and I now get a message saying that this copy cannot be grnuine. How can I revalidate it?

I bought a computer Office Depot a few years ago with windows xp is already installed. I restarted the other night, and now I get

A message that I am a victim of counterfeiting. My product key is on the sticker on the computer windows, and I need to know how

revalidate my copy.

Thank you


Hello BobWofe,

Welcome to the Microsoft community where you can find all the answers related to windows.

According to the description, it seems that you are having problems with non-genuine Windows.

Perform the steps in the link and check.

Windows Genuine Advantage does not validate a copy of Windows XP

Important:  This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems can occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you proceed with caution. For added protection, back up the registry before you edit it. Then you can restore the registry if a problem occurs.

For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click on the number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

322756 ( )http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322756/( )

Meet us if you encounter problems with Windows not genuine or any other problem of Windows, and I'd be happy to help you.

Good day!

Hope this information helps.

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