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PPp
04-03-2011, 09:16 PM
Having problems with Windows Authentication and Windows Security Essentials,
SE tells me there are problems with my GENUINE Win XP installation, EACH WEEK!
It gets me to download a MS proggy and authenticate. Apparently a known problem and in XP Home requires you to boot into safe mode, Log on as Admin, enable view hidden files and extensions- then go to C:\Documents and settings\All Users\App Data\Windows Genuine Advantage\Data and make changes to the Security tab to fix the problem,
Only problem is, I can only go as far as C:\Documents and settings\All Users, there is no App Data showing!
I have no problems getting to the data file with a normal boot.
Any ideas?

Speedy Gonzales
04-03-2011, 09:26 PM
You have to select show all files / system files (under tools / folder options). To see the appdata folder. Cant say Ive ever heard of that prob before tho

PPp
04-03-2011, 10:07 PM
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/protect/forum/protect_start/genuine-windows-validation-error-with-ms-security/3f877be5-3a04-47b7-a3ee-835910633110

Thanks Speedy.

I hope this gets rid of the problem otherwise bye bye SE!

PPp
05-03-2011, 05:19 PM
Didn't work, booted today and had to validate, again! Its gone.