Need to validate Windows on self created software RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi All,


    I'm writing my own software, but as I work for a PC reseller, I don't want my software to be installed on a non-genuine version of Windows. I need a way (preferibly silent/in the background) to validate a Windows version prior to running the installer, and/or a way to silently check genuinity from within my software.


    I'v tried WGAdiag.exe, which DOES provide a way to check for validity, but it has no silent mode...


    In other words, I would like to incorporate WGA check in my software, like IE7 installation does.

    Maybe ther is a WMI path that tells if the software in genuine?


    Can anyone help me?


    Thank you in advance,



    Martin van Bellen

    Doetinchem - Holland


    Tuesday, October 9, 2007 10:15 AM


  • Hello Martin,


    Thank you for visiting the Microsoft Genuine Advantage Forum.  The purpose of this forum is the support of Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA) program.  Your question is off topic as well as outside my area of knowledge.  Thank you.



    Stephen Holm, MS
    WGA Forum Manager

    Tuesday, October 9, 2007 8:24 PM