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#1 magic7

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Posted 11 March 2008 - 07:59 AM

Hi,

I had my computer fixed and the repairer installed the latest Windows updates but there is one causing problems so ..

I wish to remove Windows genuine advantage as it is slowing my computer. It says I cannot remove the update.

Is there a way to overcome this.

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#2 ucanfixit

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Posted 11 March 2008 - 08:56 AM

How do you know it is the WGA update that is causing your problem if you can't remove it? And by the way, if your copy of windows has been verified as genuine, there should be no issue.

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Posted 11 March 2008 - 05:38 PM

Posted ImageHi and welcom :thumbsup:

may one ask what happens on the computer when you go TO the Microsoft windows update site?

please describe what reactions you get from the computer and the site?

#4 magic7

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Posted 12 March 2008 - 07:41 AM

To answer your questions.

I don't know WGA is the problem but I don't trust things that can't be removed and so want to remove it.

Hope you can help and not preach.

Cheers

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Posted 12 March 2008 - 07:45 AM

Thanks Ruby,

I have spoken to others and they say that WGA slows your computer. I have defragged it and my repairer has installed more RAM but I will be on the web for a few seconds or Minutes and the computer will no longer do anything on a website and say site not responding but if you wait a minute or two it comes back. I have a second computer without WGA and it has no problem connected to the same modem and ISP.

So I woould like to remove WGA and see what happens.

Any helpful advice would be great.

Thanks

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Posted 12 March 2008 - 08:51 AM

I agree with Ucanfixit, but some info you may want to read: http://netscape.com.com/Microsoft+Heres+ho..._3-6088669.html

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 06:28 AM

Thanks for the link.

I am no expert at all on these things so when I tried the procedure I fell at the second hurdle or maybe even tripped at the first.

So I would appreciate your help.

Where do I do step 3 ie rename the files from .dll to .old?

I cannot find the files or where to change them.

If this typifies my level of knowledge then any hints for the steps after that would also be appreciated.

Thanks

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 08:15 AM

I cannot help you there :thumbsup:, I'm not clever enough to come up with strategies like this.

You'll just have to follow the info in the links/references provided...and hope for the best.

FWIW: I would never advise anyone to try removing WGA or otherwise work around WGA. When others take a different view, I feel the burden is on them to explain their suggestions/fixes.

I would suggest that you backup your system before you start fooling around with alternatives.

Louis

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Posted 24 March 2008 - 06:40 AM

Hi There,

Still no advice on the removal from the gurus out there. Please help or email at ...

Edited by KoanYorel, 24 March 2008 - 03:03 PM.
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Posted 24 March 2008 - 10:16 AM

did you try windows cleanup utilty
its removes microsoft products
interesting to see if it removes WGA

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/290301

download it from there

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Posted 24 March 2008 - 01:20 PM

did you try windows cleanup utilty
its removes microsoft products
interesting to see if it removes WGA

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/290301

download it from there

Updates are not listed in the removal tool
Mine,anyways

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Posted 24 March 2008 - 02:11 PM

did you try windows cleanup utilty
its removes microsoft products
interesting to see if it removes WGA

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/290301

download it from there

Updates are not listed in the removal tool
Mine,anyways

your right mine doesnt show windows updates either
so heres a method to remove it

1-Lauch Windows Task Manager.
2-End wgatray.exe process in Task Manager.
3-Restart Windows XP in Safe Mode.
4-Delete WgaTray.exe from c:\Windows\System32.
5-Delete WgaTray.exe from c:\Windows\System32\dllcache.
6-Lauch RegEdit.
7-Browse to the following location:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\
Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Notify
8-Delete the folder ‘WgaLogon’ and all its contents
9-Reboot Windows XP.


just to warn you you may get a lot of warning concerning your windows being legitimate
heres a another method not sure how good it is but you can try it out

http://www.softpedia.com/get/Tweak/Uninsta...RemoveWGA.shtml

Edited by mme, 24 March 2008 - 02:15 PM.





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