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Windows counterfeiting i am a victim of counterfeit windows..i want to remove the notice in my dektop..how can i remove it without installing a new set of windows?

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Open regedit, from the run command.

press "f3" (to find) and type in "WGA"

every entry that it finds you delete.

keep on clicking next until it says that it's finished searching the registry.

then restart...

Solved :)

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Visit Torrent and download the patch ''WGA Notification v1.5.708.0'' Update. In that there is a tool to remove this notice from the desktop. You can also try to get it from PirateBay.com....sodeep

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SOURCE: I am a having victim of counterfeit windows..i want to remove the

I am not endorsing download or hacking, since it is illegal. The solution is either u install a licensed copy of Windows or visit www.katz.to and search for "windows xp activation, which overrides the activation.

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SOURCE: i am a victim of counterfeit windows..i want to remove the notice

I solved the problem by going to task manager and doing what was suggested in an earlier entry, but this did not completely remove the problem. I ended up doing a search for WGA*.* and when the scan was finished, I modified the extentions. For example, wgatray.exe became wgatray.xex. I do this with files that I am not sure if I will need later, and it makes it easy to see what the extensions should be. I did this on the following files:

wgalogon.dll
wgatray.exe
WGATRAY.EXE-0ED38BED.FP

I also opened the WGANOTIFY.settings with NOTEPAD and set everything to:

Refresh Frequency on every o days
Show notification for every 0 logins
DaysBeforeBuyNow Unactivated = 5000
DaysBeforeBuyNow Nongenuine = 5000
Server DisableAll = false
Server DisableVLKID = true
Server DisableGetSP2 = false
User ReducedReminders = false
User ReducedVLKID = false
User ReducedGetSP2 = false
BalloonInterval = 5000 hours
BalloonIntervalVLKID = 5000 hours
BalloonIntervalGetSP2 = 5000 hours

Other settings in this file might work better, but right now, I am happy with the results.

Good Luck.

Posted on Apr 28, 2009

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Victim of software counterfeiting how to rectify it


Incase you are a victim of counterfeit product of Microsoft then :-
  1. Purchase a valid Windows XP cd-key online from Microsoft.
  2. If you can produce high-quality counterfeit media, along with a proof of purchase, you can get a free replacement key from Microsoft.
  3. Contact your reseller for redress.
  4. Purchase Windows XP from a local OEM reseller.
  5. Purchase Windows XP at a retail location.
Notice the word "Purchase" appears in three of those five options. There's almost no way to finagle a free cd-key out of this.
Counterfeit software can come from a number of sources. It's important to use a reputable reseller when purchasing software or PCs that come with software.
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Microsoft also offers several options to help victims of counterfeit software obtain a legal copy of Windows, including a complimentary offer for victims who were deceived into buying highy quality counterfeit copies
To help customers who unknowingly purchased a counterfeit version of Windows XP, Microsoft has created two genuine Windows offers for those who qualify:
  • Complimentary offer: Microsoft will make a complimentary copy of Windows XP available to customers who have been sold counterfeit Windows. Customers will be required to submit a proof of purchase, the counterfeit CD, and a counterfeit report with details of their purchase. Only high-quality counterfeit Windows will qualify for the complimentary offer.
  • Electronic License Key Offer: Microsoft will offer an alternative for customers who find out via the WGA validation process that they are not running genuine Windows, but do not qualify for, or choose not to take advantage of, the complimentary offer. These customers will be able to license a Windows Genuine Advantage Kit for Windows XP directly from Microsoft for a special on-line purchase price. The Windows Genuine Advantage Kit for Windows XP will include a new 25-character Product Key and a Windows Product Key Update tool that will allow customers to convert their counterfeit copy to genuine Windows XP electronically.
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Don't do anything online. You're probably installed WGA (Windows Genuine Advantage).

Try to find REMOVE WGA on www.softpedia.com

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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)
Read this: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/905474/en-us

and you "can" delete(rename) this to get rid of the star:C:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\Download\wgat ray.exe

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I am a having victim of counterfeit windows..i want to remove the notice in my dektop..how can i remove it without installing a new set of windows OS?


I am not endorsing download or hacking, since it is illegal. The solution is either u install a licensed copy of Windows or visit www.katz.to and search for "windows xp activation, which overrides the activation.

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After installing your genuine copy of Microsoft Windows XP you are prompted with a “Your software is counterfeit” error message at startup. Even after visiting the www.microsoft.com/genuine/ site and validating, you still get the above message popping up after 2 or 3 boots. There is an easy solution to this and I would like you to follow the steps below to fix the issue.
1. C:\Windows\Downloaded Program Files
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2. Safe Mode
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  • As soon as you see the Windows Advanced Startup options select Safe Mode within Safe Mode get yourself into these folders…
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  • C:\Windows\System32\dllcache (Rename wgatray.exe to wgatrayold.exe)
    Note: Dllcache is a hidden folder, to view hidden folders do the following, go to Start, Control Panel, Folder Options,
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3. Safe Mode Registry
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