How to remove windows genuine message on XP

  VNAM75 20:33 12 Oct 2009

There's quite a lot of options in a google search and its difficult to choose a suitable one. Its for a friend who has xp service pack 2, and she says theres a message on start up about possibility of being a victim of a counterfeit product.

I want to put the software on a usb stick for her to install herself. Which one should I use?

  woodchip 20:42 12 Oct 2009

what software?

  VNAM75 20:54 12 Oct 2009

Software to remove the WGA message on startup.

  Stuartli 20:55 12 Oct 2009
  woodchip 21:06 12 Oct 2009

Yep its there for a purpose

  Miké 21:16 12 Oct 2009

Sorry if this is controversial but.............


  VNAM75 21:28 12 Oct 2009

Stuartli, thanks. I've downloaded it and will pass it on to her.

Mike, if you know anything about computers you should be aware that even genuine copies of windows and office can fail validation. Whether its a genuine copy or not I don't know or care, I've been asked to help and I'm providing it.

  Stuartli 23:41 12 Oct 2009

VNAM75 is perfectly correct, which is why I had no qualms about providing the link.

About a couple of years ago there were a lot of very angry computer users with regard to the intrusive WGA and Microsoft backed down to some extent at the time.

  Miké 19:39 13 Oct 2009

Haven't heard about anyone having a problem with genuine software for a long while now. I feel software still failing validation may be suspect.

  Stuartli 19:48 13 Oct 2009

Some of the (rightly) most vociferous complainers at the time were genuine software users..:-)

It was generally considered that WGA was a form of malware and, for that very reason, unwanted.

Ironic in view of MS's utilities to prevent such intrusions...

  Stuartli 19:51 13 Oct 2009

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