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OFFICE GENUINE ADVANTAGE NOTIFICATIONS KB949810 RRS feed

  • Question

  • OK, I'm nobody special, just a regular guy on my home computer who uses MS Office for personal use but I do like to keep my computer updates current.  Do I really need this update?  If I do then what do I do?  If not, how can I prevent it from constantly appearing as a update for my home computer?
    Regards,
    Jimbo,
    NY

    Friday, March 5, 2010 3:59 AM

Answers

  • Hello ualjimbo,

    The Office Genuine Advantage Update (KB949810) installs a utility that examines your installation of Office and alerts you if it finds that it meets certain criteria that make it a nongenuine installation.  Microsoft has impmented this program to protect its intellectual property as well as to contribute to a safer computing environment, since nongenuine software quite often is distributed to unsuspecting consumers by software pirates, who add malware to the counterfeit products.

    Download and run the Genuine Diagnostics tool at this link http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012. Click the "Continue" button, click the "Copy" button, then paste the report into your post.  This will tell us more than the Update can about your Office without making any permanent changes to the computer.  This utility can be uninstalled.

    For great advice on all topics XP, visit http://www.annoyances.org/exec/forum/winxp
    Friday, March 5, 2010 6:40 PM