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Uninstalling WGA after it has been installed by the automatic update RRS feed

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  • If the automatic update installed the WGA against my wish because i do not want the program on my computer. How do i uninstall the program so that i do not have to deal with a lot of the issues that have been happening with this program
    Friday, March 2, 2007 3:51 AM

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  • Hello r18e05h08,

      Just to clarify:

    1) Automatic updates did NOT install WGA Notifier against your wishes. Unlike other updates, WGA has an install screen that comes up and specifically ASKs you if you wish to install the update.

    2) WGA determines if your install of Windows is Genuine or not. If it is Genuine, then WGA does not display anything after that. If it is Not Genuine, then WGA displays at Start Up, in the System Tray and periodically informs the user that that the Windows in not Genuine and provides information on how to correct the issue.

    If one of the above scenarios is occurring then WGA is working as intended, if something other than the above is occurring, please describe the behavior, Download and run the Genuine Diagnostics utility at this link http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012 , then click the Windows tab, Copy to Clipboard, then paste the report into a response message in this thread.

    Also tell us about the COA. Tell us:
    1. What edition of Windows XP is it for, Home, Pro, or Media Center?
    2. Does it read "OEM Software" or "OEM Product" in black lettering?
    3. Or, does it have the computer manufacturer's name in black lettering?
    4. DO NOT post the Product Key.

    For more information on WGA Notifier, please go to http://support.microsoft.com/Default.aspx?kbid=905474

    Thank you,
    Darin Smith
    WGA Forum Program Manager

     


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    Friday, March 2, 2007 6:47 PM

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  • Hello r18e05h08,

      Just to clarify:

    1) Automatic updates did NOT install WGA Notifier against your wishes. Unlike other updates, WGA has an install screen that comes up and specifically ASKs you if you wish to install the update.

    2) WGA determines if your install of Windows is Genuine or not. If it is Genuine, then WGA does not display anything after that. If it is Not Genuine, then WGA displays at Start Up, in the System Tray and periodically informs the user that that the Windows in not Genuine and provides information on how to correct the issue.

    If one of the above scenarios is occurring then WGA is working as intended, if something other than the above is occurring, please describe the behavior, Download and run the Genuine Diagnostics utility at this link http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012 , then click the Windows tab, Copy to Clipboard, then paste the report into a response message in this thread.

    Also tell us about the COA. Tell us:
    1. What edition of Windows XP is it for, Home, Pro, or Media Center?
    2. Does it read "OEM Software" or "OEM Product" in black lettering?
    3. Or, does it have the computer manufacturer's name in black lettering?
    4. DO NOT post the Product Key.

    For more information on WGA Notifier, please go to http://support.microsoft.com/Default.aspx?kbid=905474

    Thank you,
    Darin Smith
    WGA Forum Program Manager

     


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    All Users: Please go to http://forums.microsoft.com/Genuine/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=1255325&SiteID=25 before posting a question.

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    Friday, March 2, 2007 6:47 PM
  • what do i do to get the Genuine thing taken off my computer.... its in my start menu and it keep buggin me about some stuff i really dont know...there is a start thingy in the start menu and when i click on it right click on it it says Validation Failure Details in bold letters ...i jus wanna take it off ...can you tell me the steps to get rid of it ...thank u
    Saturday, July 14, 2007 6:20 PM
  • AnonymousPlaya,

     

    Please follow these steps for assistance:

    Step 1 is to run the utility at this link http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012, then click the Windows tab, click the "Copy" button, then paste the report into a response in this thread.

    Step 2 is to look on the computer or with the materials you received with the computer or with your retail purchase of  Windows to see if you have a Certificate of Authenticity (COA).  If you have one, tell us about the COA.  Tell us:

    1.  What edition of Windows XP is it for, Home, Pro, or Media Center, or another version of Windows?

    2.  Does it read "OEM Software" or "OEM Product" in black lettering?

    3.  Or, does it have the computer manufacturer's name in black lettering?

    4.  DO NOT post the Product Key.

    Not sure what to look for?  See this page for reference:  http://www.microsoft.com/resources/howtotell/en/coa.mspx

    Monday, July 16, 2007 5:32 PM