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How to Remove Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA) notifications

How to Remove Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA) notifications-Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA) notifications are displayed by microsoft corporation under their Anti Piracy policy. It as an annoying action and may occur due to the copy of windows installed on your computer could not passed the Microsoft validation test. The validation test may fail if -   1. The copy of windows installed on your computer is not genuine, i.e. you have installed a pirated non-genuine copy. 2. You have changed the product key of your copy to a software-generated product key. 3.Sometimes it may also happen for no reason at all. However, you can easily remove these annoying notifications yourself following any of the following methods -
How to Remove Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA) notifications
How to Remove Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA) notifications

1 Removing Windows Genuine Advantage Notification Using system restore

First of all try the simplest method the system restore. If you have just installed  the Windows Genuine Advantage notifications update, simply restoring your system to a prior date using the system restore function will remove the Windows Genuine Advantage Notification. Then refuse to accept the WGA update next time when you receive Windows updates following the  procedure given under “Further precaution to Avoid Windows Genuine Advantage Notification” below.

2 Removing Windows Genuine Advantage Using Command Promt

Open Command Prompt as administrator in start menu > all programs >accessories >command prompt . Right click on command prompt and select run as administrator

Type SLMGR/REARM and press enter

Restart Windows

3 Removing Windows Genuine Advantage Using Task Manager

1.    Login as an administrator.
2.    No other user accounts must be open.
3.    Right click to Launch Windows Task Manager.
4.    Click Processes and Leave it open.
5.    Navigate to C:\Windows\System32, and find WgaTray.exe.
6.    Right-click on WgaTray.exe, and select Delete.
7.    Leave the deletion confirmation message open.
8.    Go back to Windows Task Manager.
9.    Click Wgatray.exe.
10. Click End Process. When you are prompted for a confirmation to terminate the process, align the “End Process” confirmation box with the previous “Delete File” confirmation box, or at least have them close together. Both these actions need to be done utmost quickly within a second or 2.
11. Click Yes in both boxes, quickly. Click on Yes on the Task Manager prompt and then quickly press Yes on the deletion confirmation. You’ll need to repeat if you miss.
12. Run Command and enter regedit.
13. Browse location HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\ CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Notify.
14. Delete the folder WgaLogon with all it’s contents.
15. Reboot Windows.

Further precaution to Avoid Windows Genuine Advantage Notification.

Though you have removed the Windows Genuine Advantage(WGA) notification but it is likely to reappear shortly. To avoid it’s reappearance –

1.    Click Control Panel > System and Security > Windows Update>Change Settings, open drop down menu under ‘Important updates’ and select “Download updates but let me choose weather to install them” and click OK.
2.    The next time when the “Windows Updates” icon appears in the system tray, click on the icon and check the list of available updates. If “Windows Genuine Advantage Notification Tool” is there, uncheck it and press enter to download the rest.
3.    Right-click and “hide updates” that you don’t want to install.
4.    Select “Don’t notify me about these updates again”, now these will be ignored every time updates are downloaded.
     5.    Make sure to check the list of downloads always, to avoid installation any newer versions           of this “tool”.”.


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