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Old 05-04-2006, 02:15 PM   #1
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yay. Starting today I get an ANNOYING thing saying that my version of windows is not genuine. (I know it'* not.) It just annoys me that I have to have that logo at the bottom of my screen, AND you get two windows that pop up before you can log in.. one before the log-in screen saying yoru version of windows is not genuine, then one after you log-in that makes you wait for 15 seconds before you can do anything.. VERY ANNOYING!!!

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Any one else have this show up within the last few days?
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Old 05-04-2006, 02:17 PM   #2
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Yep yep yep. Its called a "Nag Screen". Get used to it or pony up the bucks bro.
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How much more richer can Gates get? Previous window versions have been pirated without any problems and he STILL is like the richest guy in America, so why not let us have our pirated copies and leave us alone? lol

Hope im not pushing it by talking about pirated software
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Not directly from my mouth, copied from a website on google


Found the supposed uninstall info in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Uninstall\WgaNotify

The WgaNotify installs with NoRemove DWORD value in the registry at 1, preventing it from appearing in the Add/Remove programs list, but it doesn't actually have an uninstaller string, which would be in /WINDOWS/$NtUninstallKB905474$/ but seeing as that folder was never created, it cannot be uninstalled the conventional way.
I found the update.inf for it though, listing all the reg modifications and files copied across.

It installs these files:

system32/LegitCheckControl.dll (an update for the original WGA Tool)
system32/WgaLogon.dll
system32/WgaTray.exe
system32/dllcache/WgaLogon.dll
system32/dllcache/WgaTray.exe

and acts as a direct hook for the winlogon.exe file itself.

I found this info in C:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\Download\6c4788c95 49d437e76e1773a7639582a\update\

So to remove the whole thing, it probably would be an idea to delete the registries + all 5 files, making sure nothing is left behind, and then to re-install the old WGA Tool without the new notify update.

You can remove the hook from starting up using Autoruns by Sysinternals, browsing to the Winlogon tab.
If any of the files are locked to prevent deletion, just use a free program called Unlocker to remove it from the running processes.

Also, make sure you remove the WgaLogon key in HKLM,SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Notify\
After that'* done, do a reg sweep and delete all instances of WgaNotify in your reg.


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C:\>cd \windows\system32
C:\windows\system32>taskkill /F /IM wgatray.dll && del wgatray.dll

C:\windows\system32>del wga*.* LegitCheckControl.dll dllcache\wga*.*

C:\windows\system32>exit
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I don't have it because I don't update XP any more. I don't want to have to deal with what you've got now.
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that or you could buy legal copy
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that or you could buy legal copy
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disclaimer : mine is a legal copy
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I haven't used my PC in a couple weeks. Must be annoying. I wonder if it'll work (get more people to buy the real deal). I doubt it.
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Just run Linux and solve all your probs......as for my pc'* I run linux on my server and a version of windows me and my friends wrote.....we update all day long and never get any of that.....
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How much more richer can Gates get? Previous window versions have been pirated without any problems and he STILL is like the richest guy in America, so why not let us have our pirated copies and leave us alone? lol

Hope im not pushing it by talking about pirated software
Just because someone is rich does not make it right to steal from them
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