notify Windows Genuine Advantage

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  1. mantra

    mantra Registered Member

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    Hi
    my update told me i should install notify Windows Genuine Advantage about 1 mega , and it will tell me if my xp is original or not

    ok i know it's original because i bought it


    my question is ?

    can i avoid to install it o_O
    if i Don't install it , could i install the future update?
     
  2. bigc73542

    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

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    You can refuse the advantage update. and you should be able to continue to update.
     
  3. mantra

    mantra Registered Member

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    thanks

    because i think it really invain
     
  4. mantra

    mantra Registered Member

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    sorry a question

    how many people here do install the update?
     
  5. nadirah

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    Well after the outcry over WGA(N)'s activities, most people would already be on their way to kicking WGA(N) outta their computers. But anyway nobody needs WGA(V) or WGA(N) anymore it seems.
     
  6. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hello,
    You need validation to perform Windows updates.
    Mrk
     
  7. nadirah

    nadirah Registered Member

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    Hi mrk. I know the validation component is needed. But somehow I wish they would stop pushing all this extra junk down people's throats. It's like they expect us computer users to swallow everything they give us.
    And also, the WU and MU site now takes longer to display the updates for your computer after you click on Express or Custom possibly because it needs to validate the computer everytime the user checks for updates. It's just wasting our time.
     
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    Or you can try Autopatcher to avoid any "Forced" installs.
     
  10. nadirah

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    Huh? You are making it seem so confusing. What do you mean by not about the wga. Windows Genuine Advantage Validation and Windows Genuine Advantage Notification is the program that loads in Winlogon.exe

    Notify Windows Genuine Advantage? Is there a program with such a name?
    WGA is Windows Genuine Advantage.

    CORRECT NAMES:
    Windows Genuine Advantage Validation
    Windows Genuine Advantage Notification
     
  11. WSFuser

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    and u can use ryanvm's post-sp2 update pack to update ur winxp w/ sp2 cd, so every fresh install includes the latest hotfixes. wga(n) and wga(v) not included afaik.
     
  12. mantra

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    i talking about
    Windows Genuine Advantage Notification


    i wrote in the title
    if i don't install Windows Genuine Advantage Notification , could i perform automatic update?
     
  13. nadirah

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    My recommendation is to disable the Automatic Updates feature in Windows XP and do it manually.
    You do not need the Notification component of WGA. You only need WGA(V) to do updates.
     
  14. WSFuser

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    bigc answered your question. u can still autoupdate without wga notification.
     
  15. mantra

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    o great thanks!
     
  16. mantra

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    only one question

    now i'm speaking about wga validation!

    to me doesn't update auto the wga (V) , but i should update via explorer!
    is normal?
     
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