How to manually disable Windows Genuine Advantage on Windows XP SP2

WGA Notification message popup message

I have a pirate version of Windows XP Pro 2 installer CD which does automatically turn on Windows Genuine Advantage

This is kind of annoying as the computer gets really slow and the hard disk drive activite gets intensive as well as an annoying popup message that the Windows XP copy is not genuine does appear periodically

In order to get rid of the message I had to do the following steps:

1. Get into Windows Safe Mode without Networking

As most of the people knows this is achieved by pressing F8 keyboard key right before the Windows bootup screen appears.

After in Safe mode it’s necessery to,

2. Run Windows Command Line (cmd.exe)

To do so follow, the menus:

Windows (Start Menu) -> Run -> cmd.exe

3. In the command prompt window issue the commands:

C:Documents and SettingsUser> cd WindowsSystem32
C:WindowsSystem32> taskkill -IM wgatray.exe
C:WindowsSystem32> del wgatray.exe
C:WindowsSystem32> move wgalogon.dll wgalogon.dll.old
C:WindowsSystem32> del wgalogon.dll.old

Something to mention is you have to be really quick, with deleting wgalogon.dll, cause wgatray.exe is scheduled to run every 1 / 2 seconds 🙂 It is a bit of situation of type “be quick or be dead” as Maiden used to sing 🙂
A Windows system restart and Hooray the Windows Genuine message is gone 🙂


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3 Responses to “How to manually disable Windows Genuine Advantage on Windows XP SP2”

  1. Brittny Bamfield says:
    Firefox 3.8 Firefox 3.8 Ubuntu 9.25 Ubuntu 9.25
    Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; it-IT; rv:1.9.0.2) Gecko/2008092313 Ubuntu/9.25 (jaunty) Firefox/3.8

    I found this file on keygenpen except unlike this one it didn’t have a fucking virus.

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    • admin says:
      Firefox 22.0 Firefox 22.0 Windows 7 Windows 7
      Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; rv:22.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/22.0

      Hi what file are you talking about? In article it is explained how to disable Advantage manually. If
      you open with Chrome and you get a warning it is due to false alert that site is blacklisted. Site is now clean from viruses, but had some issues still Google is showing erroneously that site is dangerous and since I clean it it is not ….

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