Windows XP Annoyances: Fix “Windows Is Not Genuine” Notification
If you are finding the message like “Windows Is Not Genuine” Notification in Windows XP ,means nothing to worry because you can fix this problem very easy. Usually this message pops up while logging in Windows XP operating system. The message “Windows Is Not Genuine” will show a message near the system tray and keep reminding about the problem that your Windows XP copy is not genuine. This has been reported especially for genuine users to get prompted. There are so many methods to fix this trouble but none of them gives the proper solution. Here we have a solution for fixing this trouble, really it is working.
- Open Windows XP task manager window, You can do it by pressing Ctrl+Alt+Del or right click on taskbar and then select Task Manager.
- On the Task Manager pop up window under processes tab find wgatray.exe process and then right click and select End process tree option and then select yes.
- Restart Windows XP in Safe Mode.
- Delete WgaTray.exe file from c:\Windows\System32.
- Delete WgaTray.exe file from c:\Windows\System32\dllcache.
- Click on Start menu and write regedit.
- Browse to the location,HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Notify
- Delete the folder ‘WgaLogon’ and all its contents
- Restart Windows XP.
As soon as you complete the above steps it will pop up again like Windows is Not Genuine. You can fix even this trouble just follow the following steps.
- Ignore Step 2 of ending wgatray.exe before restarting to Safe Mode as it serves no purpose.
- At Step 4, wait on the deletion confirmation dialog box and then open task manager to end wgatray.exe
- When you are again prompted for a confirmation for terminating the process, align that confirmation box over the delete confirmation box.
- Press Yes on the Task Manager prompt and then quickly press Yes on the deletion confirmation. (You need to repeat this if you miss it)
- If you did it quickly then you will be able to delete the file.
- Step #5 can be missed. I was able to do it without the Step #5.
- Complete Step 6 to 9 as instructed.
Once you finished the all above steps just follow these steps too.
- Go to Windows XP Control Panel > Security Center > Automatic Update Settings.
- Select the third option “Notify me but don’t automatically download or install them“.
- Click Ok.
- Now when Windows Updates icon will appear in the system tray (it will take some time), click on the icon and it will display a list of available updates.
- This time unselect the checkbox of Windows Genuine Advantage Notification Tool, and click on Download.
- Select “Don’t notify my about these updates again” so it will ignored every time updates are downloaded.
- From the next time, make sure to check the list of download so that you might not install any new version of this tool.