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How to Remove Windows Genuine Advantage Notifications

Different ways to remove windows genuine advantage notifications



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If you have done Windows update and got windows genuine notification error, you can do a system restore. Restore to a point where Windows update is not done.

Step 2: By Deleting files manually

To remove WGA manually Navigate to the below location and delete wgatray.exe and wgalogon.dll

C:\\Windows\System32\wgatray.exe
C:\\Windows\System32\wgalogon.dll

Step 3: Delete WGA entry from registry

Access Registry by typing regedit in RUN and Navigate to

HKEY_LOCAL MACHINE\ Software\ Microsoft\ Windows NT\ Current Version\Winlogon\ Notify\ Wgalogon

You need to right Click on Wgalgon and delete it and restart your PC

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why am does this message "you may be a victim of software counterfeiting this copy of windows did not pass genuine windows validation" promptly appearing on my desktop?


It means that the copy of microsoft windows installed on your system in not a Genuine Copy (not original, duplicate copy). If you purchased it from a retailer or from an online store etc.. you can complain them about this issue. We can get rid of this notification, but it's not legal. So I don't recommend the method, but instead you proceed with the complain. I hope you understand what I mean.

If you need further help, let me know.

Good luck.

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Aug 24, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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how to remove genuine advantage validation tool


format....thats the only way for me...
you already updated your computer...

there is no tool that you can downgrade your pc if you have already updated it.. except you have deep freeze...

Feb 06, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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my copy of windows did not pass genuine windows validation


To by-pass the windows validation please take these three steps:

step 1 - click on tools within internet explorer

step 2 - click on manage add-ons within the tool menu

step 3 - when you click on manage add-ons it will open a window within window. you will find all the managed add-ons within internet explorer the main one you need is windows genuine advantage. click on this and disable it

thats all you need to do...... now you can go do your windows updates2.gif!!

Sep 12, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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how do i get rid of this windows geniune thing??


The easiest way is to use system restore. Once you have done this, disable automatically download and install updates, if you have it enabled. When downloading updates be sure to un-check windows genuine advantage notifications.

Apr 30, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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