Windows Genuine Advantage Validation Tool
I have seen Windows Genuine Advantage Validation Tool (KB892130) refusing to install. That left me stuck without security updates.
On another machine - while downloading MDAC - I was offered an alternative validation process.
That link did work on the first machine, too. (It will proceed to download MDAC, just cancel that.) And I am of course unable to guarantee anything about how this will work for you. I don't even know if this is legal
Maybe the link to
is better - it will not start any download, but tell you that
the download you requested is unavailable. Which should be OK,
what matters is that you should now be validated.
What chaos, just to prove that you are not a thief.