Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Remove the Windows Genuine Advantage reminder

Get rid of the following notification error message.

“This copy of Windows is not genuine. You may be a victim of software counterfeiting."

To stop this annoying pop up do the following.

If you are using XP Home,then open Task Manager and stop wgtray.exe.

If you are using XP Professional then enter into the Safe Mode and stop wgtray.exe.

Now delete the wgtray.exe from the following locations.



Now tweak the registry.

Start / Run / regedit / OK

Now naviagate to the following location.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Notify and delete the entire folder WgaLogon, close the registry editor and restart the system.

After the restart if it again prompts to reinstall those services then Start / run / msconfig / ok

Click Services tab and uncheck from there. Apply and restart.

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