N/APosted on - 06/19/2012
I’ve just updated my Windows. After the updating is done, computer asks for restart and after restarting I’ve noticed that my windows copy is non-genuine. Sometimes it also interferes with the running programs.
It’s very irritating So I started to research regarding this issue. Then I got an solution.
If this error occurs, just install this small software, and it automatically will remove all the Microsoft Genuine. Windows Genuine Advanced Notification, the little utility that Microsoft drops on every computer, just to be sure that users installed a perfectly legit and licensed copy of its operating system.
After the tool is installed, it demands an “Important Update” which could produce a security risk as it opens a connection to Microsoft’s servers every time the files are loaded.
Error Non Genuine Interferes With Running Programs
I’m not that sure if this will still work since the update that you did on your Windows already triggered the Windows Genuine Checker. But you may still try it and hope it will still remove Windows Genuine Checker from your computer and if it doesn’t work I think the best solution is to format your hard drive and then install Windows again.
Here’s how to remove Windows Genuine Checker from Windows. First, delete wgatray.exe from C:WINDOWSsystem32 and C:WINDOWSsystem32dllcache. The dllcache folder is a hidden system folder. To make this folder visible in Windows Explorer, uncheck the option Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) under Folder Options. Next, open Windows Registry Editor by clicking Start then Run then type regedit then hit Enter. Delete the folder “WGALOGON” from this location:
After this, still in Windows Registry Editor, go on top of the list by selecting My Computer with your mouse or by hitting Home from your keyboard. Next, find and delete all traces of wgatray.exe from the Windows registry. Press F3 to repeat the search.
If after doing all these steps it still didn’t work, I think this time you really need to reinstall Windows and then just repeat the steps above. And this time always remember to not update Windows again to avoid this kind of problem from happening again.