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      Unable to validate Microsoft Windows Operating System with Windows Update - ThinkPad

      Microsoft Windows Update is unable to install operating system updates because Windows Genuine Authentication fails.

      Affected configurations
      All ThinkPad systems running Microsoft Windows XP.

      Validate the pre-installed copy of Windows at the following URL, then try using Windows Update again.

      Windows Genuine Advantage Validation Tool

      Additional information
      Windows update will fail with error code 0c80080299 - Unable to perform validation. No further updates are possible.

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      • Alias ID: MIGR-65085
      • Document ID: HT003718
      • Last Updated :10 Feb 2015
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