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Problems with Windows Genuine

By Chatowsky
Jan 18, 2009
  1. hello! :)
    Some time ago by accident I updated something called "Windows Genuine Advantage Validation tool". The problem is - all my desktop is black and in the right corner there is a logo of this "i-don't-know-what", every time I start my computer there always are some notifications of it, so - all I want is to get rid of all that. I tried to delete that file from folder C:\WINDOWS\Downloaded Program Files , but when I pushed 'cancel' it said error - failed, etc.
    So, maybe someone could help me? Please! ;)
  2. nobardin

    nobardin TS Rookie Posts: 256

    HERE is a link to microsofts site about the WGA feature...If you read over that page it will tell you what to do if you think your copy of windows is a genuine copy and believe this to be an error..

    If this is a copy you have downloaded from the internet or a friend has given you then it is more than likely not a genuine copy.

    Hope this helps to clear any issues up.
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