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An unauthorized change was made to Windows. Error 0x004D401

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windows vista pro 32 bit.  Just restored the os, and says it is legal when I look it up.

this error message keeps coming up.    An unauthorized change was made to Windows. Error 0x004D401.

in pervious problems I finally disabled the control panel and did not get updates.  everything worked fine before this.

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by:Haresh Nikumbh
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by:VirastaR
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Hi,

Check this..

"An unauthorized change was made to windows"
http://social.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/af3e1143-69c2-49e5-83e1-79d792cda9c3/an-unauthorized-change-was-made-to-windows

Hope this helps too :)
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by:Georgeidp
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hello

Visit http://www.microsoft.com/genuine/ and click on Validate Windows, then restart your computer.

there was no validate windows link on this site.  Am I looking at the wrong place?
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by:Georgeidp
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Sorry for the delay.

Went to the url and that worked, when I went to enter the code given, it said url cannot be found.  But since then we have had no problem.  I don't think that is supposed to work that way, or am I wrong.

Thanks

George

If that works out that is all I had to do.
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