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  1. #1
    Ken Bauernfreund MSFT Guest

    KB905474 (Windows Genuine Advantage Notifications) Will Not Instal

    A problem with registry key permissions may cause the installation of
    KB905474 to fail.

    These permissions can be repaired using Registry Editor as follows:

    1. Click Start, and then click Run
    2. In the Open box, type regedit, and then click OK
    3. Expand HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT
    4. Locate the subkey HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\LegitCheckControl.LegitCheck
    5. Right-click the subkey and select Permissions….
    6. Ensure that Administrators allowed Full Control permission
    7. Repeat steps 3-6 for the subkey
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\LegitCheckControl.LegitCheck.1

    (Hat tip to Robin Walker who orginally posted this fix.)

    This fix is presently being incorporated into an update of the WGADiag2.exe
    utility, which will be made available in a few days. Those interested in
    testing this utility should contact me directly.



  2. #2
    HAN Guest

    RE: KB905474 (Windows Genuine Advantage Notifications) Will Not Instal

    Ken: KB905474 has been VERY frustrating! I have gone ahead and ran Mr.
    Walker's fix and I was able to complete the WGA Notification with no further
    issues.

    I'm not sure if there would be any value to me testing the new WGADiag2 file
    since I am now doing ok. But it would be nice to have the file hanging around
    ;-)
    (I already have last months version but as you already know, it didn't fix
    this months issue.)

    I do have a followup question. Could the permission issue that Robin
    discovered this time be the same reason that March's WGA validation
    (distributed via Win Update) failed to install? (In March, WGADiag2 got me
    going again so that I could get to and use Win Update. But I was never
    convinced I was still "ok". And as it turns out, I wasn't!)


    "Ken Bauernfreund MSFT" wrote:

    > A problem with registry key permissions may cause the installation of
    > KB905474 to fail.
    >
    > These permissions can be repaired using Registry Editor as follows:
    >
    > 1. Click Start, and then click Run
    > 2. In the Open box, type regedit, and then click OK
    > 3. Expand HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT
    > 4. Locate the subkey HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\LegitCheckControl.LegitCheck
    > 5. Right-click the subkey and select Permissions….
    > 6. Ensure that Administrators allowed Full Control permission
    > 7. Repeat steps 3-6 for the subkey
    > HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\LegitCheckControl.LegitCheck.1
    >
    > (Hat tip to Robin Walker who orginally posted this fix.)
    >
    > This fix is presently being incorporated into an update of the WGADiag2.exe
    > utility, which will be made available in a few days. Those interested in
    > testing this utility should contact me directly.
    >
    >


  3. #3
    grays Guest

    RE: KB905474 (Windows Genuine Advantage Notifications) Will Not In



    "HAN" wrote:

    > Ken: KB905474 has been VERY frustrating! I have gone ahead and ran Mr.
    > Walker's fix and I was able to complete the WGA Notification with no further
    > issues.
    >
    > I'm not sure if there would be any value to me testing the new WGADiag2 file
    > since I am now doing ok. But it would be nice to have the file hanging around
    > ;-)
    > (I already have last months version but as you already know, it didn't fix
    > this months issue.)
    >
    > I do have a followup question. Could the permission issue that Robin
    > discovered this time be the same reason that March's WGA validation
    > (distributed via Win Update) failed to install? (In March, WGADiag2 got me
    > going again so that I could get to and use Win Update. But I was never
    > convinced I was still "ok". And as it turns out, I wasn't!)
    >
    >
    > "Ken Bauernfreund MSFT" wrote:
    >
    > > A problem with registry key permissions may cause the installation of
    > > KB905474 to fail.
    > >
    > > These permissions can be repaired using Registry Editor as follows:
    > >
    > > 1. Click Start, and then click Run
    > > 2. In the Open box, type regedit, and then click OK
    > > 3. Expand HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT
    > > 4. Locate the subkey HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\LegitCheckControl.LegitCheck
    > > 5. Right-click the subkey and select Permissions….
    > > 6. Ensure that Administrators allowed Full Control permission
    > > 7. Repeat steps 3-6 for the subkey
    > > HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\LegitCheckControl.LegitCheck.1
    > >
    > > (Hat tip to Robin Walker who orginally posted this fix.)
    > >
    > > This fix is presently being incorporated into an update of the WGADiag2.exe
    > > utility, which will be made available in a few days. Those interested in
    > > testing this utility should contact me directly.
    > >
    > > I tried this fix last night and still didn't work


  4. #4
    Michael Jennings Guest

    Re: KB905474 (Windows Genuine Advantage Notifications) Will Not In

    Here's another one. You could try this one:

    start > search > type " wgatray.exe " (no quotes) in the search box >
    highlight the found file > click Search's File menu > select
    Open Containing Folder > double click the "update" folder >
    double click "update.exe" in that update folder.

    workaround provided by Peter, worked for Randy.

    "grays" <grays@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:3DF34BF1-F680-4291-A6B0-EBE245BC3E02@microsoft.com...

    I tried this fix last night and still didn't work



  5. #5
    grays Guest

    Re: KB905474 (Windows Genuine Advantage Notifications) Will Not In

    Thanks Mike,

    I also tried that one and an error message came up saying access denied.

    Grays

    "Michael Jennings" wrote:

    > Here's another one. You could try this one:
    >
    > start > search > type " wgatray.exe " (no quotes) in the search box >
    > highlight the found file > click Search's File menu > select
    > Open Containing Folder > double click the "update" folder >
    > double click "update.exe" in that update folder.
    >
    > workaround provided by Peter, worked for Randy.
    >
    > "grays" <grays@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:3DF34BF1-F680-4291-A6B0-EBE245BC3E02@microsoft.com...
    >
    > I tried this fix last night and still didn't work
    >
    >
    >


  6. #6
    Michael Jennings Guest

    Re: KB905474 (Windows Genuine Advantage Notifications) Will Not In

    Then don't worry about it - when WU asks if you want it hidden,
    answer yes. It's some banners that display if Windows isn't
    genuine. Critical for Microsoft maybe, but probably not for you.

    "grays" <grays@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:391A666D-B016-45BE-9FA1-9C22C61D71EA@microsoft.com...
    > Thanks Mike,
    >
    > I also tried that one and an error message came up saying access denied.
    >
    > Grays
    >
    > "Michael Jennings" wrote:
    >
    >> Here's another one. You could try this one:
    >>
    >> start > search > type " wgatray.exe " (no quotes) in the search box >
    >> highlight the found file > click Search's File menu > select
    >> Open Containing Folder > double click the "update" folder >
    >> double click "update.exe" in that update folder.
    >>
    >> workaround provided by Peter, worked for Randy.
    >>
    >> "grays" <grays@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:3DF34BF1-F680-4291-A6B0-EBE245BC3E02@microsoft.com...
    >>
    >> I tried this fix last night and still didn't work
    >>




  7. #7
    grays Guest

    Re: KB905474 (Windows Genuine Advantage Notifications) Will Not In

    To clarify below the installation got about halfway and then said access denied

    Grays

    "grays" wrote:

    > Thanks Mike,
    >
    > I also tried that one and an error message came up saying access denied.
    >
    > Grays
    >
    > "Michael Jennings" wrote:
    >
    > > Here's another one. You could try this one:
    > >
    > > start > search > type " wgatray.exe " (no quotes) in the search box >
    > > highlight the found file > click Search's File menu > select
    > > Open Containing Folder > double click the "update" folder >
    > > double click "update.exe" in that update folder.
    > >
    > > workaround provided by Peter, worked for Randy.
    > >
    > > "grays" <grays@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:3DF34BF1-F680-4291-A6B0-EBE245BC3E02@microsoft.com...
    > >
    > > I tried this fix last night and still didn't work
    > >
    > >
    > >


  8. #8
    grays Guest

    Re: KB905474 (Windows Genuine Advantage Notifications) Will Not In

    Michael,

    I'm not sure what you mean by this. I have a Genuine copy of XP. When I run
    the procedure listed below the installation fails but also says that XP is
    only partly updated and may not work properly.

    Thats not the kind of thing I'm comfortable to ignore.

    Grays

    "Michael Jennings" wrote:

    > Then don't worry about it - when WU asks if you want it hidden,
    > answer yes. It's some banners that display if Windows isn't
    > genuine. Critical for Microsoft maybe, but probably not for you.
    >
    > "grays" <grays@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:391A666D-B016-45BE-9FA1-9C22C61D71EA@microsoft.com...
    > > Thanks Mike,
    > >
    > > I also tried that one and an error message came up saying access denied.
    > >
    > > Grays
    > >
    > > "Michael Jennings" wrote:
    > >
    > >> Here's another one. You could try this one:
    > >>
    > >> start > search > type " wgatray.exe " (no quotes) in the search box >
    > >> highlight the found file > click Search's File menu > select
    > >> Open Containing Folder > double click the "update" folder >
    > >> double click "update.exe" in that update folder.
    > >>
    > >> workaround provided by Peter, worked for Randy.
    > >>
    > >> "grays" <grays@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:3DF34BF1-F680-4291-A6B0-EBE245BC3E02@microsoft.com...
    > >>
    > >> I tried this fix last night and still didn't work
    > >>

    >
    >
    >


  9. #9
    Michael Jennings Guest

    Re: KB905474 (Windows Genuine Advantage Notifications) Will Not In

    I'm comfortable living *without* this update, however I posted
    information for others who want to install it, which often worked.

    What I meant was that critical update KB905474 does nothing
    if your Windows is legitimate. If your Windows isn't, then KB905474
    asks you to fix that. If you select "Resolve Later," it puts a banner
    on your desktop saying that your Windows is not genuine:

    http://labnol.blogspot.com/2006/04/w...f-windows.html

    My way to deal with KB905474 was to do a System Restore
    which left it downloaded but not installed. You could do that.

    If you don't want to do that, check to make sure that you are
    logged in as an administrator before you try to install it. Also
    disable your antivirus and other such programs. If it still
    doesn't work, ask for free support from Windows Update:

    http://support.microsoft.com/oas/def...spx?gprid=6527

    "grays" <grays@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:57CAA61F-F031-4FED-82FE-BC178A31B8B5@microsoft.com...
    > Michael,
    >
    > I'm not sure what you mean by this. I have a Genuine copy of XP. When I run
    > the procedure listed below the installation fails but also says that XP is
    > only partly updated and may not work properly.
    >
    > That's not the kind of thing I'm comfortable to ignore.
    >
    > Grays
    >
    > "Michael Jennings" wrote:
    >
    >> Then don't worry about it - when WU asks if you want it hidden,
    >> answer yes. It's some banners that display if Windows isn't
    >> genuine. Critical for Microsoft maybe, but probably not for you.
    >>
    >> "grays" <grays@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:391A666D-B016-45BE-9FA1-9C22C61D71EA@microsoft.com...
    >> > Thanks Mike,
    >> >
    >> > I also tried that one and an error message came up saying access denied.
    >> >
    >> > Grays
    >> >
    >> > "Michael Jennings" wrote:
    >> >
    >> >> Here's another one. You could try this one:
    >> >>
    >> >> start > search > type " wgatray.exe " (no quotes) in the search box >
    >> >> highlight the found file > click Search's File menu > select
    >> >> Open Containing Folder > double click the "update" folder >
    >> >> double click "update.exe" in that update folder.
    >> >>
    >> >> workaround provided by Peter, worked for Randy.
    >> >>
    >> >> "grays" <grays@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:3DF34BF1-F680-4291-A6B0-EBE245BC3E02@microsoft.com...
    >> >>
    >> >> I tried this fix last night and still didn't work
    >> >>

    >>
    >>
    >>




  10. #10
    thomas Guest

    RE: KB905474 (Windows Genuine Advantage Notifications) Will Not In

    Yes, i did the suggested fix and was now able to install the
    "Windows Genuine Advantage Validation Tool (KB892130)" update.
    thomas



    "HAN" wrote:

    > Ken: KB905474 has been VERY frustrating! I have gone ahead and ran Mr.
    > Walker's fix and I was able to complete the WGA Notification with no further
    > issues.
    >
    > I'm not sure if there would be any value to me testing the new WGADiag2 file
    > since I am now doing ok. But it would be nice to have the file hanging around
    > ;-)
    > (I already have last months version but as you already know, it didn't fix
    > this months issue.)
    >
    > I do have a followup question. Could the permission issue that Robin
    > discovered this time be the same reason that March's WGA validation
    > (distributed via Win Update) failed to install? (In March, WGADiag2 got me
    > going again so that I could get to and use Win Update. But I was never
    > convinced I was still "ok". And as it turns out, I wasn't!)
    >
    >
    > "Ken Bauernfreund MSFT" wrote:
    >
    > > A problem with registry key permissions may cause the installation of
    > > KB905474 to fail.
    > >
    > > These permissions can be repaired using Registry Editor as follows:
    > >
    > > 1. Click Start, and then click Run
    > > 2. In the Open box, type regedit, and then click OK
    > > 3. Expand HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT
    > > 4. Locate the subkey HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\LegitCheckControl.LegitCheck
    > > 5. Right-click the subkey and select Permissions….
    > > 6. Ensure that Administrators allowed Full Control permission
    > > 7. Repeat steps 3-6 for the subkey
    > > HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\LegitCheckControl.LegitCheck.1
    > >
    > > (Hat tip to Robin Walker who orginally posted this fix.)
    > >
    > > This fix is presently being incorporated into an update of the WGADiag2.exe
    > > utility, which will be made available in a few days. Those interested in
    > > testing this utility should contact me directly.
    > >
    > >


  11. #11
    Dan Gaudette Guest

    RE: KB905474 (Windows Genuine Advantage Notifications) Will Not Instal

    After trying many of the posted "solutions" on our computers, I managed to
    inadvertently click my though an easy fix that worked at our sites:

    Go to http://microsoft.com/genuine click on the Validate Windows link and
    click 'Install' when the prompt appears.

    It'll then take you to a page thanking you for using the tool, head over to
    the Windows Update web site and you should be able to install everything.

    Dan

    "Ken Bauernfreund MSFT" wrote:

    > A problem with registry key permissions may cause the installation of
    > KB905474 to fail.
    >
    > These permissions can be repaired using Registry Editor as follows:
    >
    > 1. Click Start, and then click Run
    > 2. In the Open box, type regedit, and then click OK
    > 3. Expand HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT
    > 4. Locate the subkey HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\LegitCheckControl.LegitCheck
    > 5. Right-click the subkey and select Permissions….
    > 6. Ensure that Administrators allowed Full Control permission
    > 7. Repeat steps 3-6 for the subkey
    > HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\LegitCheckControl.LegitCheck.1
    >
    > (Hat tip to Robin Walker who orginally posted this fix.)
    >
    > This fix is presently being incorporated into an update of the WGADiag2.exe
    > utility, which will be made available in a few days. Those interested in
    > testing this utility should contact me directly.
    >
    >


  12. #12
    Skip Bailey Guest

    RE: KB905474 (Windows Genuine Advantage Notifications) Will Not In

    This worked when all else failed - Thanks

    "Dan Gaudette" wrote:

    > After trying many of the posted "solutions" on our computers, I managed to
    > inadvertently click my though an easy fix that worked at our sites:
    >
    > Go to http://microsoft.com/genuine click on the Validate Windows link and
    > click 'Install' when the prompt appears.
    >
    > It'll then take you to a page thanking you for using the tool, head over to
    > the Windows Update web site and you should be able to install everything.
    >
    > Dan
    >
    > "Ken Bauernfreund MSFT" wrote:
    >
    > > A problem with registry key permissions may cause the installation of
    > > KB905474 to fail.
    > >
    > > These permissions can be repaired using Registry Editor as follows:
    > >
    > > 1. Click Start, and then click Run
    > > 2. In the Open box, type regedit, and then click OK
    > > 3. Expand HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT
    > > 4. Locate the subkey HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\LegitCheckControl.LegitCheck
    > > 5. Right-click the subkey and select Permissions….
    > > 6. Ensure that Administrators allowed Full Control permission
    > > 7. Repeat steps 3-6 for the subkey
    > > HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\LegitCheckControl.LegitCheck.1
    > >
    > > (Hat tip to Robin Walker who orginally posted this fix.)
    > >
    > > This fix is presently being incorporated into an update of the WGADiag2.exe
    > > utility, which will be made available in a few days. Those interested in
    > > testing this utility should contact me directly.
    > >
    > >


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