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I have been a bit naughty and used a registry key to validate my copy of windows so that i could use wmp 11, (which I downloaded here)but I needed sp2 for it to work and since I don't have it, it has messed up my pc.

When I try to log on, I get this message:

A problem is preventing Windows from accurately checking the license for this computer. Error Code: 0x80004005

when I hit ok, windows logs off.

It is the same in safe mode, so it doesn't seem like I can delete the registry key using regedit in windows. The only thing I can think of is deleting the registry key using the recovery console, but I don't know how to do this or whether its even possible.

Any ideas would really be appreciated.
 

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This sounds as if you are using an illegal pirated copy of Windows, we cannot help you with this issue.

Go purchase a legal copy and perform a Repair Install



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