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Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Remove the New Microsoft WGA Nag Screen For Good !

I posted this earlier. Seems there are a lot of false positives out there causing problems for legit users:
  1. Start -> Search
  2. All Files & Folders and select More Advanced Options
  3. Check Search hidden files and folders
  4. Searcg for "WGA" with no "
  5. Rename WgaTray to WgaTray_ and Delete WGANotify
  6. CTRL + ALT + DEL Select wgatray.exe and click End Process Button
  7. In the search Results open WGATray.Settings with notepad
  8. Overwrite the WHOLE Contents with these: Balloon interval = 9999999999 daysDaysBeforeBuyNow Unactivated = 9999999999DaysBeforeBuyNow Nongenuine = 9999999999Disabled = trueReduced reminders = true
  9. Save and close.
  10. Logoff and back on.
  11. No more tray! Now onto the waiting on login screen.
  12. Start -> Run enter regedit
  13. Goto HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\
    Uninstall\WgaNotify
  14. Deleted the two keys beginning: NoRemove
  15. Control Panel -> Add or Remove Programs. Check Show updates.
  16. Windows Genuine Advantage Notifications (KB905474) Click remove and on the next box click cancel
  17. Gone.. Close add or remove all programs and control panel.
  18. Back to registry Editor now remove the whole WgaNotify folder on the left, click it and hit DEL
  19. Goto
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\
    App Management\ARPCache\WgaNotify - Now click WgaNotify on the left and hit DEL
  20. Goto
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\
    Eventlog\System\WgaNotify -
    Now click WgaNotify on the left and hit DEL
  21. Goto
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\
    Eventlog\System\WgaNotify -
    Now click WgaNotify on the left and hit DEL
  22. Now to kill the bitch...
    Goto HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Notify\WgaLogon - Now click WgaLogon on the left and hit DEL
  23. Logoff... GONE! Logon.... No timer!
  24. There you have it restart and next time uncheck it and select never show it on windows update!
  25. Restart

5 Comments:

  • Followed your instructions and it worked great. Thanks so much. This has been a real pain. Donnie

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9/22/2006 07:57:00 PM  

  • Followed the instructions, which were identical to others I found. Got rid of it, but it keeps coming back, in spite of Auto Updates being set to notify before installing. AFAIK, no one else who uses the computer is getting the WGA update. Durting the process of murdering WGA, this screen came up:


    WGA Issue

    By Blogger Lord Phorse, at 12/09/2008 06:45:00 PM  

  • Seems to have worked now. thanks

    By Blogger Lord Phorse, at 1/09/2009 12:18:00 AM  

  • thanks, this is a great work like a charm :)

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2/08/2009 12:36:00 PM  

  • i wonder that we can now update our XP easily??

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2/08/2009 12:37:00 PM  

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