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PROBLEM: I have installed windows Service Pack 2 and after updating windows upto Service Pack 3 , I am able to login the system, but receiving a continuous message that "It is not a Genuine copy of Window". What are the solutions available to this problem?


Microsoft, in a rather brilliant move, has released an update that checks your OS serial against a list of known leaked serials (corporate edition keys, etc). If your serial matches one of them then it puts a darling little message on the bottom right hand of your login screen, and also a system tray icon that nags you to buy a genuine copy of windows.

It will also pop up a dialog that says “This copy of Windows is not Genuine” “This copy of Windows is not genuine and you have not yet resolved this issue. This computer is no longer eligible to recieve select security upgrades from Microsoft.

To protect your copy of Windows, you must click Get Genuine now.”

Every so often a little balloon will pop up that says “You may be a victim of software counterfeiting.” Below that it will say “This copy of Windows is not genuine. Click this balloon to resolve now.” If you’re working on a system that has this running it gets annoying in a hurry. What the time interval between pop-ups is, I don’t know, but I imagine it’ll drive most people to buy a legit key after a while just to get the thing to shut up.

Fixing the popup is easy enough.

Illegal solutions

1.You can download the patch from an internet which hepls to make the window geniune.

2.You can download the serial key from an internet.

Legal solutions

 1.You can conatct with microsoft to purchase a serial key for making the window geniune reboot to safe mode. Open up HijackThis and scroll down to the selection that says “020 – Winlogon Nofity:        Wgalogon – …” select that, and click fix checked.

2.You can also go and delete the actual executable that nags you. The full path to it should be (for most installs) C:\Windows\System32\wgatray.exe.Reboot after this. No longer should you get the popups and that nagger as you log in should not show up either.

If you have a valid copy of Windows - You can do the following:

Launch Windows Task Manager.

End wgatray.exe process in Task Manager.

Restart Windows XP in Safe Mode.

Delete WgaTray.exe from c:\Windows\System32.

Delete WgaTray.exe from c:\Windows\System32\dllcache.

Launch RegEdit.

Browse to the following location : HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows NT \ CurrentVersion \ Winlogon\Notify

Delete the folder "WgaLogon" and all its contents

Reboot Windows XP.

In Brief :

Open system32 - Start/Run/system32 (ENTER)

Go to wgaTray.exe

Push Delete on your keyboard (but do not click yes or no)

Open window task manager (Ctrl+Alt+Del)

Click processes

Go to wgatray.exe (press Delete button)

Now line up the 2 windows that say "yes & no" and then click yes to end the process & also yes to delete in this order






dani mfungo

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May 26, 2011 at 4:39 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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