Remove the non-genuine copy of Windows XP
nag screen and You may be a victim of software counterfeiting
You will need to start in safe mode.
use task manager to stop the process wgatray.exe
, this will allow us to delete the files giving the nag screens and reminders
*NOTE for some versions of XP (home edition) you will need to stop this process before restarting into safe mode
delete the file wgatray.exe
in both of the following directories:
*This stops the pop-up balloon
Now open regedit:
naviagate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Notify
and delete the entire folder called WgaLogon
and restart your computer.
You will be prompted to re-install these services which have been deleted, simply write down the services it says are missing, and de-select them from msconfig -> services tab, and they will be gone forever.
If you get the odd pop-up or returning screen you may also disable the System Event Notification
under this same menu.
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-William. § (marvin_gohan)