Install the Genuine Windows Validation Component
Look for the Internet Explorer Information Bar (see Figure 1) near the top of your Web browser.
Figure 1: Internet Explorer Information Bar
Right-click the Internet Explorer Information Bar and click Install ActiveX Control... in the menu (see Figure 2).
Figure 2: Internet Explorer Information Bar menu
In the Security Warning dialog box, click Install.
Alternate Validation Method
Depending on your version of Windows, the Web browser you are using, or your browser security setting, you may not see the Internet Explorer Information Bar displayed in your browser, or the Information Bar menu may not include the Install ActiveX Control... command. You can follow these instructions for an alternate method to validate your Windows installation:
Genuine Windows Validation, Alternate Method
During the validation process, Microsoft does not collect any information, such as your name or email address, that can be used to identify you or contact you. For more information about the validation process, click here.