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#1 TTC

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Posted 08 June 2009 - 10:48 PM

I had shut off my computer for a couple of hours, and when I turn it back on I'm greeted with a Windows Geniune Advantage Notification Installation Wizard. ( Joy of joys. :thumbsup: )
Anyway, I hit cancel and am hoping I won't be bothered by it again.

I'd like to ask some questions of this board:

a. I'm assuming I got this annoying notification from installing the Windows Genuine Advantage Notification (KB905474) back in April. Why is it showing me an installation wizard now?
b. Am I going to be constantly badgered by this installation wizard til I install it, or is it going to leave me alone after I hit cancel.
c. Is this possibly a non-legit program trying to pose as a real one?

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Posted 09 June 2009 - 12:11 AM

I had shut off my computer for a couple of hours, and when I turn it back on I'm greeted with a Windows Geniune Advantage Notification Installation Wizard. ( Joy of joys. :thumbsup: )
Anyway, I hit cancel and am hoping I won't be bothered by it again.

I'd like to ask some questions of this board:
a. I'm assuming I got this annoying notification from installing the Windows Genuine Advantage Notification (KB905474) back in April. Why is it showing me an installation wizard now?

Yes, most likely; and I haven't a clue.

b. Am I going to be constantly badgered by this installation wizard til I install it, or is it going to leave me alone after I hit cancel.

You will be bothered and bothered and bothered...

c. Is this possibly a non-legit program trying to pose as a real one?

A very good question. If you have Automatic Updates enabled, then it's likely legit and just a newer version of the one you installed in April. If you have them disabled then you may want to look very carefully at this installer before proceeding.



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For all you Linux users out there: Linux Genuine Advantage

Edited by Amazing Andrew, 09 June 2009 - 12:17 AM.
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Posted 09 June 2009 - 12:44 AM

Thanks for the reply. :thumbsup:

I do have my automatic updates enabled and I checked my update history. I don't think I have downloaded any new updates that would effect that update? :s If so, I've been blissfully unaware of it until now lol. Any idea about that?

edit: 6/9/2009 update: Also I started up computer today and didn't get the notification. :D

Edited by TTC, 09 June 2009 - 10:20 AM.





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