Windows Genuine Advantage Notification (KB905474)

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  1. onlythebaz

    onlythebaz Registered Member

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    When I try to download this ( Windows Genuine Advantage Notification (KB905474) ) it keeps failing, I have a genuine copy of windows can anyone help please ?
     
  2. trickyricky

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    *shock horror*

    But it can't fail - loads of people have told me that it won't be any inconvenience to legit users of Windows... :rolleyes:

    What error message do you get as to why the installation failed? Is there anything in your system or application event logs? (Control Panel | Administrative Tools | Event Viewer)
     
  3. iceni60

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    i don't know if you have the same problem i did with Windows Genuine Advantage, but i could never download anything which needed its confirmation without making changes to Internet Options>Programs>Manage Add-Ons. i think i needed to enable WGA.

    this was when WGA first came out, i'm not sure if there's a new version now.
     
  4. onlythebaz

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    I get this error code

    Error Code: 0x80070005

    can you help please ?
     
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    Here's a new twist on this for restricted account users:

    http://www.informationweek.com/story/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=187200186

    I have successfully validated MS Windows XP Pro as the Administrator on both my machines. Unable to validate as a resitricted account user. Brought this up to HP over a year ago and they sent me to Microsoft. Microsoft wanted $ to fix. Here is what system information in my restricted user account has to say about activiation status:

    "Activation Status ------------- Activation Pending (30 days remaing)"

    It's been like this in my restricted user accounts since I purchased my PC with MS Windows XP Pro/Home.

    bktII
     
  7. trickyricky

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    It could be the restricted account problem mentioned above. Are you running as an administrator, or as a limited user?
     
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