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Whats this Windows "Genuine Advantage" rubbish?

Discussion in 'Windows & Other Software' started by chameleon, 31 May 2006.

  1. chameleon


    Joined: 31 Jul 2005

    Posts: 897

    Location: Edinburgh

    Ive just been invaded by good old Microsofts "Genuine Advantage" nonsense. Now I know my windows is genuine and I have been using it for years without any problem. Now I'm told on bootup that My windows in invalid and I need to buy a new validation???
    How do I get rid of this annoying reminder?
  2. fatmas


    Joined: 23 May 2006

    Posts: 409

    Location: Swindon

    If your Copy is genuine Then you should contact microsoft and explain the fact.
    Ring the support like and try reactivating.
    If it's a GENUINE copy then you'll be fine.

    [Edit] There is a way to get rid of the reminders but I cannot Explain how because of forum Rules [Edit]
    Last edited: 31 May 2006
  3. PinkPig


    Joined: 7 Jun 2004

    Posts: 3,537

    I haven't heard any evidence of the Genuine Advantage Notification Program "getting it wrong" - by all means contact them, but I would imagine that your copy is less legal than you think. Where did it come from?
  4. Burnsy2023

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 17 Nov 2003

    Posts: 36,543

    Location: Southampton, UK

    Sometimes they have got it wrong, you may need to explain that fact.

    However, you are right, it is likely that the version of XP is probably less legal then you think.

    Where did it come from, has it been on any other PCs, Is your PC the same as it was when you first activated etc....

  5. BigAl


    Joined: 17 Oct 2002

    Posts: 79

    Location: Aberdeenshire

  6. Sputnik II


    Joined: 5 Nov 2004

    Posts: 2,547

    Actually, I was going to ask a question about this too. I have automatic updates switched on and seems like once a week its getting updates for this windows genuine advantage tool. Everytime it gets a new update for it I'm expecting it to say that my windows is not genuine or something.