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Windows 7: Windows Update validation error

30 Jan 2009   #1
mckinneycm

Windows 7 32-bit and 64-bit
 
 
Windows Update validation error

When I run the Windows Update with Windows 7, I'm getting an error that says "You may be victim of software counterfeiting". I click "Go online and resolve now". I then get error number 0x80080101, saying it is unable to determine whether my copy of Windows is genuine.

Any ideas?


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30 Jan 2009   #2
mansrm81

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/ Windows Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Did you get your key when you downloaded the beta from Microsoft.
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30 Jan 2009   #3
mckinneycm

Windows 7 32-bit and 64-bit
 
 

Yes, and I've been using it just fine for the past week. I've run the Windows Update before and it has worked. It just started doing this.
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30 Jan 2009   #4
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Have you done anything like tweaks or hacks or have programs that do?
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30 Jan 2009   #5
mckinneycm

Windows 7 32-bit and 64-bit
 
 

No, the only thing I have installed is Office 2007 and AVG. They are both legit.
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01 Jul 2009   #6
JTcobra

Windows 7 RC Build 7100 32 Bit
 
 
Validation Error

I also had the problem with the validation error. I did a little research and found out that the date and time if messed up will cause an error. The error code was 0x80072F8F. This might also help with your case.

What I needed to do was go to Start, Run, Then typed in timedate.cpl then went to the Internet Time tab and Clicked the little bar that says Change Settings. Then a box pops up and click Update Now then okay it. After that I went back to Start, then right clicked on Computer. Selected Properties then attempted to register it and it worked.

Hope this same method works for you.
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