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Not Genuine Windows Problem

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by jfriedlund, Aug 4, 2006.

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  1. jfriedlund

    jfriedlund Thread Starter

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    I had posted earlier a question on how to stop the nagging from Microsoft that I didn't have a genuine copy of Windows XP (which I believe I do have a genuine copy) and the response was the forum here was not to show how to work around Microsoft and the thread was closed. I guess Microsoft has had enough problems with people like me that they posted the procedure on how to remove this problem. I think since it's directly from Microsoft support it's ok to post here (hope so anyway). It worked for me.

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/921914
     
  2. ozrom1e

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    It should be noted that this is for the PILOT version of Windows Genuine Advantage and might not work on all or any of the newer versions.
     
  3. zumlif

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    Had the same problem.
    Go to C:\Windows\system32
    Rename WgaTray.exe WgaTray.exeold
    " Wgalogon.dll Wgalogon.dllold
    Kill wgatray.exe from Task Manager
    Reboot
    I was given details for Windows NT which included some registry instructions which don't appear on XP2. The above worked for me .If it doesn't try it in Safe Mode.
     
  4. ozrom1e

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    This will tell you if your Windows XP is legal or not.

    Please download this from Microsoft and run it on your computer
    Filename = WGADiag2.exe
    http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012

    If it shows anything other than Genuine it is illegal as far as Microsoft is concerned and it might just be but if you get that it is illegal follow the next step


    Microsoft did introduce a program where they would replace a pirated copy of XP if it was unknowingly acquired and you will find the details of that offer at this link. I think the best thing for the member to do is to contact Microsoft and they may be able to help the member out.

    http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2005/jul05/07-25WGA1PR.mspx
     
  5. zumlif

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    To jfriedlund,
    Re my earlier response here are some more details. If you don't follow these there is a possibilty that the message will return as happened to me.
    regedit
    \HKEY_LOCA_MACHINES\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Notify
    delete folder "Wgalogon" and all the contents.
    Unhide folder view
    C:\Windows\System32\
    rename WgaTray.exe to WgaTray.exeold
    rename Wgalogon.dll to Wgalogon.dllold
    C:\Windows\system32\dllcache (if you can find it)
    rename WgaTray.exe to WgaTray.exeold
    then Task Manager etc.
    I hope this helps
     
  6. JohnWill

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    zumlif, giving instructions on how to bypass this license check is not within the TSG Rules, please refrain from such postings here.
     
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