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Join Date: Apr 2008
Re: Windows message: You may be a victim of software counterfeiting
After an upgrade, the OS gives me the message "You could be the victim of counterfeit software."
in fact, is always better to have no counterfeit software, Open Source or Linux.
Disable WGA Notifications:
- Log on to the computer by using an account that has administrative permissions.
- Make sure that the WGA Notifications version that exists on the computer is a pilot version. The version format for the pilot version is 1.5.0532.x. In this case, you can uninstall versions 527-532 only. For example, you can uninstall versions that range from 1.5.0527.0 to 1.5.0532.2. To find the WGA Notifications version, follow these steps.
- Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
- Double-click Add or Remove Programs, click Windows XP - Software, click Windows Genuine Advantage Notifications, and then click Click here for support information.
- In the Support Info dialog box, verify the version number, and then click Close.
- Rename the following files by changing the extension to. Old:
- Rename% Windir% \ system32 \ WgaLogon.dll to% Windir% \ system32 \ WgaLogon.old
- Rename% Windir% \ system32 \ WgaTray.exe to% Windir% \ system32 \ WgaTray.old
- Restart the computer.