One of the folks here at the office was saying that her OEM built computer was flagging it as non valid… “Non Geniuine?” I asked and sure enough it sounds like she has the same experience as Joe’s Mom…..
I told her to run this tool first to see if my thoughts are confirmed..that she has crypto errors in her computer that are causing them to be seen as not valid.
http://forums.microsoft.com/Genuine/ShowForum.aspx?ForumID=442&SiteID=25 The tool on that site will confirm if she’s got crypto errors and then she needs to reregister some DLLs. And if it is…this is the KB she needs to follow to reregister the DLLs:
Detecting digital signing issues in Windows XP: