How to get rid of windows genuine advantage.?
Question: my neighbors son just gave her an old computer running windows xp.i call myself trying to help her set up email and all that stuff, but when microsoft offered update downloads to her computer the windows genuine advantage said her copy of windows was not genuine.everytime she turns her computer on that lil window in the bottom right hand corner comes up and says she may be a victim of computer piracy and it changes her whole desktop screen to black. how do i get rid of that windows genuine advantage? so it wont pop up every time she turns on her computer?could someone tell me in laymans terms? i'm still kind of new to this myself. thanks so much. ps. i tried going into add/remove programs but it did not allow me to rmove it from there.
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Yes, WGA is a microsoft auditing tool. step by step is here: http://www.wikihow.com/Remove-Windows-Genuine-Advantage-Notifications hope this helps
Hi, That utility is what Microsoft uses to check if your pc has a legitimate copy of windows. So install it and let it run then Microsoft will know that you have a paid for copy, assuming that you have....? Arnak
Without a legal, genuine copy of Windows, you DO NOT want to use Windows update. It may corrupt the operating system so that the computer becomes completely unusable. Removing Windows Genuine Advantage won't do any good. The best thing to do is re-install the operating system using a newly purchased disk. You can usually find them for cheap on eBay.
It is a piece of cake...just go to this site and download this, and then just run...Works for me great...http://w13.easy-share.com/12750291.html
No you cant remove it without certain tools. We are not supposed to give you tools to do so in here. You'd need keyfinder,wga removers and stuff of that nature to do that. You may have a Valid key Sticker on the PC? It wil take time but you will learn to get around invalid things imposed by M$. As it stands its not something that can be explained in "laymans" terms. What happened is he/she got a "bad" key from a PC shop (Which is common) Take care Best of Luck
If you are running an illegal copy of xp, dont run the windows updates...that is where you are getting the genuine check. Of course since its not genuine, what are you going to expect. Reinstall windows from your illegal cd and do NOT run windows update, problem solved. Even though you said not to...just buy a freaking real copy and you wont have any issues and you can run windows updates.
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