Solved

windows genuine advantage pops up

Posted on 2011-03-14
4
786 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
Why does the windows genuine advantage tool keep popping up?
0
Comment
Question by:fandg
  • 2
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:Ducman
ID: 35130121
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?
0
 

Author Comment

by:fandg
ID: 35130163
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.
0
 
LVL 1

Accepted Solution

by:
Ducman earned 500 total points
ID: 35130188
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 ).
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:fandg
ID: 35130210
Thank you.
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: IP Lookup

Get more info about an IP address or domain name, such as organization, abuse contacts and geolocation.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

In this article, I will show you HOW TO: Install VMware Tools for Windows on a VMware Windows virtual machine on a VMware vSphere Hypervisor 6.5 (ESXi 6.5) Host Server, using the VMware Host Client. The virtual machine has Windows Server 2016 instal…
This article summaries thoughts and ideas from two years of sustained use. It provides good reasoning to make the jump to Windows 10.
With the advent of Windows 10, Microsoft is pushing a Get Windows 10 icon into the notification area (system tray) of qualifying computers. There are many reasons for wanting to remove this icon. This two-part Experts Exchange video Micro Tutorial s…
The Task Scheduler is a powerful tool that is built into Windows. It allows you to schedule tasks (actions) on a recurring basis, such as hourly, daily, weekly, monthly, at log on, at startup, on idle, etc. This video Micro Tutorial is a brief intro…

685 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question