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Error message when you try to validate a copy of Windows Vista: "The Validation service is unable to determine whether this copy of Windows Vista is genuine"
Article ID: 937474 - View products that this article applies to.
When you try to validate a copy of Windows Vista, you may receive an error message that resembles the following:
You may receive this error message even though you were able to activate Windows Vista as expected.
The Validation service is unable to determine whether this copy of Windows Vista is genuine.
Note Typically, this issue occurs when Windows Vista was preinstalled on a computer by an OEM.
To resolve this issue, visit the following Microsoft Web site, and then click Validate Windows:
Article ID: 937474 - Last Review: January 7, 2008 - Revision: 2.1