Microsoft Windows is a Operating System which is a paid software available in different versions and based on your requirements you can buy the package and install it on your computer. Sometimes students would need to test out this OS to get a idea when they are learning Linux, Mac OSX etc and these are the situations where in its merely waste of money if they have to buy a licensed copy of Windows. A normal copy would cost atleast around 100$ and upto 300$ with most recommended add-on’s, hence its better to disable the licensing feature and test the OS for a few days and then switch back to any other open source operating system.
Windows when installed would try to update the whole computer with the latest patches and updates in order to make sure that the computer to secure and it can run any attached devices. Now this means that if the computer’s Operating System is not licensed then the software will start showing a message continuously also called as a Notification – asking you to validate your computer using a test which will automatically check the installed OS Key and verify if its original or a illegal one. The test may fail because of many reasons like No Internet Connectivity to check the validity, Installing a Illegal Version of Operating System on your Computer, Using a friends Product Key, Changing the Windows Product Key etc. If you have lost your Original Windows Product key then there are easy and free ways to Recover Lost Windows Product Key, but if your intention is using the current installation for few days, as a part of some students project then its recommended to continue reading this article where in we will show you on how to remove these notifications.
The failed validation test would notify you in 3 different ways, one when you start your computer and at the Login screen, next with a timer when you login to your computer and finally as a balloon when you are working on your computer normally, with regular intervals. Along with this the most major issue is that these notifications would block the updates on your computer and also would disable the option of upgrading your Internet Explorer Browser and Windows Media Player to their latest versions. The only solution for this is either getting a valid license copy of the Operating System or else disabling these Notifications completely in order to use the computer normally without paying any $.
We are going to recommend you to install RemoveWGA, which is a freeware application useful in removing the Genuine Advantage Notification on your computer. The tool will remove all the applications which are calling home and connecting to the Microsoft Servers on every reboot to check the validity and show you notifications. Once the Remove WGA Tool is run, it will check and instantly remove all the instances of WGATray.exe, WgaLogon.dll files.
· Tell you if the WGA notification tool is active on your system
· Allows you to remove the WGA notification tool from your system
· Accept the “-silent” command line parameter to silently check if the WGA notification tool is active on your system, and popup only if it is found (usefull for checking automatically at startup for instance)