Software counterfeiting Error need help

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I have installed Windows XP and received this kind of annoyin gift “You may be a victim of software counterfeiting”. Is there any way to remove this error? I look forward your suggesions. I would be great to explain me in detail.


You may be a victim of software counterfeiting

This copy of Windows is not genuin. Click this baloon to resolve now.

Answered By 573020 points N/A #184164

Software counterfeiting Error need help


This is my first time to actually see a screenshot of Windows XP that is counterfeit. Before you purchased the setup CD of Microsoft Windows XP, I’m pretty sure you are already aware that it is a pirated copy. The reason for getting that notification is because of the Windows Genuine Checker.

It is a tool in Microsoft Windows that automatically checks if the operating system is genuine or counterfeit. Microsoft has a same tool in its website that checks if the computer accessing the website is using a genuine copy of Microsoft Windows or not. But sadly, this genuine checking tool on the Microsoft website works only on Microsoft Windows 7 and earlier. Microsoft Windows 8 and newer is not checked.

There is a way to remove that notification off your screen. I’m not sure if there are other methods of removing the Windows Genuine Checker other than mine because I only have one. To remove the Windows Genuine Checker, first, delete the file “wgatray.exe” from “C:WINDOWSsystem32” and “C:WINDOWSsystem32dllcache”. Once this is done, run the registry editor. Click Start, Run, type without quotes “regedit” then hit Enter.

Delete the folder WGALOGON from [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionWinlogonNotify]. Search and delete all traces of “wgatray.exe” from the registry. You can use F3 to repeat the search. When you are finished, restart your computer and check if the notification still appears. It should no longer notify you after that.

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