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  • HELP ME IN REMOVING WINDOWS GENUINE FROM MY PC PLEASE -I CLICKED ON WINDOW GENUINE BY MISTAKE WHEN I WAS DOWNLOADING SOMETHING ON MY PC AN NOW I KEEP GETTING IS MESSAGE THAT SAY I'M NOT RUNNUNG WINDOW GENUINE I'M RUNNING WINDOWS XP  - NEED HELP BAD PLEASE - I'M 62 AN ALL I DO THIS PLAY MY GAMES , KEEP MY PC UPDATED
    Sunday, May 7, 2006 6:15 AM

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  • Windows Genuine Notifier cannot be uninstalled however you can temporarily disable the notifications. I have provided the steps below that will allow you to do this temporarily. But if you do not install Genuine software on your computer you will continue to receive this notification again at some point in the future. I have also included a link to additional WGA Notifier information for your reference:

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/905474/

    How to uninstall Windows Genuine Advantage Notifications

    You can use Add or Remove Programs to view Windows Genuine Advantage Notifications, but you cannot use Add or Remove Programs to remove the notifications.

    You can temporarily disable Windows Genuine Advantage Notifications. To do this, right-click the Notifier icon in the notification area and select Change Notifications Settings. Then, follow the prompts. This will disable the Notification Prompts until a new release of the Notification Update is released.

    For more information about Windows Genuine Advantage ,please visit the following Microsoft Web site:

     
    hth
    dave

     

    Monday, May 8, 2006 8:11 AM

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  • Windows Genuine Notifier cannot be uninstalled however you can temporarily disable the notifications. I have provided the steps below that will allow you to do this temporarily. But if you do not install Genuine software on your computer you will continue to receive this notification again at some point in the future. I have also included a link to additional WGA Notifier information for your reference:

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/905474/

    How to uninstall Windows Genuine Advantage Notifications

    You can use Add or Remove Programs to view Windows Genuine Advantage Notifications, but you cannot use Add or Remove Programs to remove the notifications.

    You can temporarily disable Windows Genuine Advantage Notifications. To do this, right-click the Notifier icon in the notification area and select Change Notifications Settings. Then, follow the prompts. This will disable the Notification Prompts until a new release of the Notification Update is released.

    For more information about Windows Genuine Advantage ,please visit the following Microsoft Web site:

     
    hth
    dave

     

    Monday, May 8, 2006 8:11 AM
  • How is it that Microsoft can put out this program as an 'critical update' and yet not allow it to be uninstalled?  Despite what you might think, the computer is still my property and I DO NOT GIVE you permission to put software on it that can not be removed.  Class action lawsuits have been started for less.

    An annoyed (and likely ex) customer
    Joe_User
    Thursday, June 8, 2006 4:00 AM
  • G...I want that bloody WGA getting out of my task bar!

     

    Saturday, June 10, 2006 9:04 AM
  • Is there any way to get rid of that annyoing notification
    Sunday, June 11, 2006 7:19 AM
  • X300,

    The annoying notification can be caused by an error in the WGA Notifciations Tool, or the files it interacts with, or by an unauthorized installation of XP.  To help figure it out....

    Step 1 is to download and run the 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.

    Step 2 is to look on the computer or in the materials that came with the computer 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?

    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?  Click here:  http://www.microsoft.com/resources/howtotell/en/coa.msp

    Monday, June 12, 2006 3:50 PM
  • Mimi,

    The annoying notification can be caused by an error in the WGA Notifciations Tool, or the files it interacts with, or by an unauthorized installation of XP.  To help figure it out....

    Step 1 is to download and run the 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.

    Step 2 is to look on the computer or in the materials that came with the computer 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?

    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?  Click here:  http://www.microsoft.com/resources/howtotell/en/coa.msp

    Monday, June 12, 2006 3:50 PM