How to remove Windows XP Genuine Advantage Notification

By Detector | 29 March 2009

Windows 7 solution for removing Genuine Advantage Notification is here.

If your Windows XP is not licensed and your computer is connected to internet, it is very possible to get the newest Microsoft update in form of WGA Notification – Windows Genuine Advantage Notification or GENUINE warning.

This update will remind you all time that your Windows XP Operating System is not licensed and it will give options for licensing. Also when your system is already started, the WGA process is always active in your taskbar and there is no way to turn off because it will be started again automatically and continue with annoying warnings.

But here is simple tutorial how to remove genuine warnings:

Second Update and very functional tutorial:

  1. First – click Start then Run and type “regedit” without quotes and press Enter
  2. Go to My Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Notify. In this location delete the folder “WgaLogon” and all content with name WgaLogon. If there is no WgaLogon folder continue with next steps.
  3. Restart your computer. After restart WGA will not be active and you can remove it completely following the next steps:
  4. Set your folders options to show hidden and protected Windows files – go to My Computer/Tools/Folder Options and then choose View. From the View tab choose “Show hidden files and folders” and uncheck “Hide protected operating system files” and click OK
  5. Now, Go to folder Windows\System32\dllcache, find and deleteWgaTray.exe”. Also, check for “WgaTray.exe” in Windows\System32\, and if you find it delete it, and search for “Wga*.*” with Start-Search-All files and folders and delete everything that starts with “Wga” (Wgatray.exe; Wgalogon.dll, Wgasetup; etc..)
  6. Restart your computer again and live happy and free.

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126 Responses to “How to remove Windows XP Genuine Advantage Notification”

  1. priya says:

    so helpful

  2. jamal says:

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  4. stevan says:

    cool. helped, tnx

  5. joseph thomas says:

    good things worked properly

  6. joseph thomas says:

    good things worked

  7. Mark Myco says:

    thanks! it really helped!!

  8. vijayan says:

    when i open my computer having black back ground for dis play ask for genuine microsoft soft ware could you remove black from my computer please.

  9. webmaster says:

    i want to remove notfication.

  10. rixs says:

    thanks, it`s works.


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