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WHEN I UPDATE THE WINDOWS IRECEIVE THE MASSAGE YOU MAY BE AVICTIM

YOU MAY BE A VICTIM OF SOFTWARE COUNTERFEITING WHEN I UPDATE THE WINDOWS IRECEIVE THE MASSAGE YOU MAY BE AVICTIM problem

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  • Jack Iaria
    Jack Iaria May 11, 2010

    Is this Windows asking you to validate that you have a legal copy of your software?

    Please explain your problem in more detail....

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Is this your first time to update your operating system?

This message is a security feature of MS to detect the copy of windows is genuine before it let you update.

It may have been that you installed a pirated copy of windows. But if you are sure that your copy is genuine, contact microsoft as soon as possible and tell them the problem...they may give you a new serial key and instructions to resolve this problem.

hope this helps.

Posted on Feb 07, 2009

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THERE ARE NUMBER OF METHODS BUT FOR YOU THESE 2 METHODS ARE GOOD

1) METHOD:-
TRY SYSTEM RESTORE.

2) METHOD:-
2.1) LAUNCH WINDOWS TASK MANAGER.
2.2) End wgatray.exe Process In Task Manager.
2.3) Restart System In Safe Mode.
2.4) Delete wgatray.exe from c:\Windows\System32.
2.5)
Delete wgatray.exe from c:\Windows\System32\dllcache.
2.6) Launch RegEdit.
2.7) Browse the following key HKEY_LOCALMACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWSNT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Notify.
2.8) Delete The Folder "WgaLogon" and all of its component.
2.9 ) Reboot System.

3.0) BE HAPPY NOW.... AND NEVER EVER INSTALL WINDOWS GENUINE ADVANTAGE NOTIFICATION IN WINDOWS UPDATE OTHERWISE YOU HAVE TO REPEAT THE DAMN PROCESS AGAIN.

IN ORDER TO THAT FOLLOW THIS

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--> CONTROL PANEL--> AUTOMATIC UPDATES --> CHOOSE THE OPTION """"""""""""Notify me but don't automatically download or install them"""""""""""

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right click on My Computer
call any Microsoft Distributor and request them for a new activation key.

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It is the update kb905474 which came in as part of the latest updates.
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The removal of the hollow star is quite simple but there is no option of uninstalling the update(so far)
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and you "can" delete(rename) this to get rid of the star:C:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\Download\wgat ray.exe

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dude,

your using pirated software. it will work no worries about that. you can not update it anymore. to update and be safe from internet threats you need to install genuine Windows XP.

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It might be a pirated windows version.Contact the vendor and check for the serial number of the disc provided to you.Please do rate If this could solve your problem.

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