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How can i remove software counterfeiting??

There's a prompt that says that i maybe a victim of software counterfeiting and i don't know how to solve it.

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    Laurence Reeves May 11, 2010

    Did you download you copy of Windows XP on the internet?

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Try doing the following.

  1. Lauch Windows Task Manager.
  2. End wgatray.exe process in Task Manager.
  3. Restart Windows XP in Safe Mode.
  4. Delete WgaTray.exe from c:\Windows\System32.
  5. Delete WgaTray.exe from c:\Windows\System32\dllcache.
  6. Lauch RegEdit.
  7. Browse to the following location:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\
    Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Notify
  8. Delete the folder ‘WgaLogon’ and all its contents
  9. Reboot Windows XP.
Note: With this method, you may be prompted to install WGA Notifications again which can still be unselected.

Posted on Jul 22, 2009

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If you downloaded Windows XP via any "peer-to-peer" network (BitTorrent, LimeWire, et cetera) you downloaded a "bootleg" copy of Windows, and Microsoft is within their rights to tell you to stop using the "bootleg" software.

If you purchased the computer from a retail-store, and they installed Windows XP, then take the computer back to them, and get them to install a _valid_ copy of Windows.

In the meantime, just "click" on the notification, and you'll be taken to a Microsoft web-site that will tell you how to "get legitimate".
Have your credit-card ready -- you'll be purchasing a new license-key from Microsoft.

Posted on Jul 22, 2009

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