Sep 1, 2010

How to Remove Windows Genuine Advantage Notifications

When you install Windows XP on your computer, you may get Windows genuine advantage notifications pop up on your computer if you haven't passed the validation test. To stop these notifications, you can either validate Windows or remove the genuine advantage notifications program entirely. If you choose the latter, here's how to do so.


  • 1 Go to "Start," then "Run" and type in "System32." Click "OK." Once in, go to "Tools," then "Folder Options," then "View". Click on the check beside "Hide extensions for known file types" to uncheck.

  • 2 Find "WgaLogon.dll" and rename it with another extension or by adding a "1" after WgaLogon. Click "Yes" if you get the warning: "If you change a file name extension, the file may become unusable. Are you sure you want to change it?"

  • 3 Locate "WgaTray.exe" in System32. Delete the file, then immediately open Task Manager. Go to the "Processes" tab, highlight the "WgaTray.exe" file and click on "End Process."

  • 4 Return to System32 and delete the Application Extension for "WgaLogon.dll." Change the name of the file from whatever you renamed it back to the original name.

  • 5 Restart your computer. This process will not be complete until the computer is restarted.


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