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"

Symptoms

When you try to validate a copy of Windows Vista, you may receive an error message that resembles the following:
The Validation service is unable to determine whether this copy of Windows Vista is genuine.
You may receive this error message even though you were able to activate Windows Vista as expected.

Note Typically, this issue occurs when Windows Vista was preinstalled on a computer by an OEM.

Cause

This issue may occur if the licensing data in the BIOS is incorrect.

Resolution

To resolve this issue, visit the following Microsoft Web site, and then click Validate Windows:
Proprietà

ID articolo: 937474 - Ultima revisione: 22 ott 2008 - Revisione: 1

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