How to remove windows genuine message in windows 7
If your Windows 7 was working fine and you suddenly start receiving messages saying this copy of Windows is not genuine - for Windows 7, chances are that you must have installed the Windows 7 update KB971033. This Windows 7 update scans for more than 70 activation bypasses to detect if your copy of Windows 7 is genuine or not. If it finds even a single activation bypass, you are in a mess
Steps to resolve problem you can:
1. If you are getting nag screens and are not able to use/install programs because your Windows 7 thinks that the copy is not genuine, you can remove the Windows Genuine Advantage even on a legitimate copy of Windows 7. To remove KB971003, follow these steps:
> Open Control Panel
> Select Programs and Features
> Select Installed Updates
> Look for list item "Update for Microsoft Windows (KB971033)"
> Select the above item, if listed, and click Uninstall
> Close the Programs and Features Windows after the update is removed
2 You can then proceed to remove Windows Genuine Advantage tool. Do the following to disable/remove the Windows genuine advantage:
> Open the Run dialog (Windows key + R), type regedit.exe and press enter key.
> Press F3 to open the Find dialog. Type WGALOGON in the Find Dialog
> Delete the folder WGALOGON.
> Close the registry editor and delete the file WgaTray from your system32 folder and from your 'dllcache' folder located inside the system32 folder.
You may be prompted to install Windows Genuine Advantage Notifications, but this option can be deselected.
In order to prevent these files from being installed again, make sure your Windows Update in Control Panel is set to Notify but do not automatically download. This way, you can make sure that you are not downloading the same files again. Hope this information help you in resolving your issue. Have a great day and thanks for using fixya.
Jun 25, 2011 |
Computers & Internet