What to do if the folder doesnt exist:
The folder will be created ONLY if you have gone thru the validation process at the microsoft website at least once.. So..
1.) Open Internet Explorer and go here
2.) Click on the Continue button next to 'Validation Required'
3.) Follow the process described on that page.
4.) If it takes you to a page that says 'Genuine Microsoft Software' then you have a valid copy of windows and don't need this hack. If it says that you don't have a valid copy then (shame on you!) continue with this hack..
5.) After the process is done you should find that the folder now exists.
Posted by gwyneth on Monday, May 15, 2006
Microsoft has made it harder for illegitimate, or for whatever reason, your copy of Microsoft Windows couldn’t be validated, users to retrieve updates via Microsoft Updates or Windows Update, and download programs from Microsoft Download Center like the Windows Defender, Windows Media Player 10, Photo Story 3, DirectX 9 and other application softwares from Microsoft Download Center. This simple hack seems to Bypass and Disable Genuine Windows Validation Check. 1. Open Windows Explorer by clicking Start -> All Programs -> Accessories -> Windows Explorer. 2. Browse to C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Windows Genuine Advantage\data folder. EDIT: Thanks to Sanu for pointing out this..