Saturday, September 11, 2010

MS Security Essentials not passing WGA

The free antivirus tool from MS started complaining about this copy of Windows XP home not being geniune, despite the standalone tool from MS's website stating the contrary. Eventually, the antivirus's 30-day free period expired, and her computer got infected. I spent about an hour in total researching how to fix it and trying various solutions and finally found this:

Renaming data.dat fixed it for me.

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