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Cannot get widows validation tool installed


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When hijack pops up in notepad, click FILE > SAVE AS
hijack.txt

attach that
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Hello there.
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had to change the file name to .txt, there we go.

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download the attached file, unzip and run

Under IE tab, make sure "Allow scripting of Internet Explorer Webbrowser
control" is ALLOWED."

Is it?

If not, go into Internet Explorer > Tools > Internet Options > Security




choose Custom Level.
Settings should be as follows

Download signed ActiveX controls: Allowed
Download unsigned ActiveX controls: Prompt
Run ActiveX controls and plug-ins: Allowed
Initialize and script ActiveX controls not marked as safe: Prompt
Allow scripting of Internet Explorer Webbrowser control: Allowed
Active scripting: Allowed
Script ActiveX controls marked as safe for scripting: Allowed

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What to do??
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download the file, then follow instructions
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Well, this will sound strange. Went out and made the changes you suggested, but then could not load the windows update page, due to active x being disabled. I know that sounds strange because everything was either enabled or prompt. So, I reset them back to medium, which is what I had them at before. Now when I go to Windows Update it no longer forces me to download the Genuine Advantage Tool.
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I do not see any high priority updates at this time. I can see several other updates, which are browsable. It appears that this issue may heave been resolved. I appreciate your help. Thank You very much.
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Still out there?
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It seems pretty clear that windows genuine advantage was installed (since it was in add/remove)

Changing things and setting them back to defaults seems to have inclogged the issue, so I would just be happy and move on.

Unfortunately, even though it is the second Tuesday of the month (MS's regular critical update update day), there are not any today

http://www.microsoft...&displaylang=en

see if you can download the above uphclean tool

if it does, I'd say we got lucky and cross our fingers
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download the file, then follow instructions


I had the same, or a similar problem. I could not download the validation tool to a genuine windows PC. Today, I spent 45 minutes of my life with Microsloth support and got nowhere. :)

At the end of that time, after trying many options, downloading and applying patches sent by MS, I still couldn't download the WGA. They suggested I uninstall my antivirus in the hope that would work. I was reluctant to do that because it was a paid download without re-download rights.

I applied gerryf's file and instructions. Worked straight away. :tazz:

Many, many thanks Gerry. If you ever feel tempted to apply to MS for a job, I would be happy to provide a refererence. :)
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