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Why does the windows genuine advantage tool keep popping up?
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by:Ducman
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According to Microsoft:
WGA Notifications is an anti-piracy tool that performs the WGA validation check and notifies you if you are not running genuine Windows.

So are you running a valid copy of windows? Did you activate it with a valid CD key?
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by:fandg
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Yes, I am assuming that it is.  I work for a large corporation within it's I.T. department.  All of our computers have a company standard Windows XP build on them.  I have a client who keeps getting the WGA notification; I have not looked at his PC yet but wanted to find out if this notification is related to MS Office or the Windows OS.  Thank you.
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They can check if it's been validated, under Computer -> Properties is a Windows Activation notification. WGA is an OS thing ( runs as an activex ).
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by:fandg
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Thank you.
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