Hello, I have Windows Genuine Advantage popping up on my computer a la first attached photo.
I read that it is there to test whether you have legit version of XP, which I have.
I don't like annoying stuff like this on my computer and want to get rid of it completely.
I went to this website to tell me how to get rid of it: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/921914
It gives me instructions to get rid of "pilot version." Then it tells me how to see if I have "pilot version":
1. Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
2. Double-click Add or Remove Programs, click Windows XP - Software, click Windows Genuine Advantage Notifications, and then click Click here for support information.
Note If Windows Genuine Advantage Notifications does not appear, the release version is installed. You cannot uninstall the release version of WGA Notifications.
When I go to Add/Remove Programs, I see second photo--no "Windows XP - Software", just "Add/Remove Windows Components" and "Change or Remove Programs."
So I can't find this thing in there.
Can anyone help with how to find it? and then, if it is not pilot version, there has got to be a way to delete it, right? It is annoying!