How To Remove Microsoft Windows Genuine Advantage (Latest Version)

By Angsuman Chakraborty, Gaea News Network
Monday, July 31, 2006

This version removes cleanly both WGA Notification ‘Pilot’ version and ‘Final’ version, it should theoretically not be needed anymore to directly unload the WGA notification in live from memory and to risk a blue screen (BSOD). In short this is a version which can be used easily by everyone.

RemoveWGA 1.2 has been successfully tested against the pilot and final version of WGA notification on both Windows XP SP2 Professional & Home Edition (clean removal).

RemoveWGA now uses 3 different WGA removal methods, depending of the WGA version installed on your computer. The last one (BSOD) should not be used, except may be for future WGA versions if the clean removal methods fail. If it happens, RemoveWGA will popup a warning and will ask you before trying anything.

In the words of the author:

RemoveWGA enables you to remove the Microsoft “Windows Genuine Advantage Notifications” tool, which is calling home and connect to Microsoft servers every time you boot (pilot version), or every two weeks (current release).

Once the WGA Notification tool has checked your OS and has confirmed you had a legit copy, there is no decent point or reason to check it again and again every boot. Moreover, connecting to Microsoft brings security issue for corporate networks, and privacy issues for everyone. It is also unclear which information are transmitted (Microsoft published an official answer, but an individual study brought some questions). All of that, along the fact that Microsoft used deceptive ways to make you install this tool (it was told you it was an urgent security update, whereas it is a new installation giving you no extra security) makes me calling this tool a spyware.

Also, Windows Genuine Advantage Notifications is different than Windows Genuine Advantage Validation. RemoveWGA only remove the notification part, phoning home, and does not touch the Validation part. As the time I’m writting this, the Validation part is mandatory for some not critical downloads from Microsoft, but the Notification part is not mandatory at all, and you are able to install all of the security updates without installing this one. This may change in the future thought, I don’t know what are the Microsoft plans.

Note : once the WGA notification is removed, the Automatic Update will bug you about installing the update again. This is normal, and out of the scope of RemoveWGA (since at this point, the WGA notification is uninstalled from your system). If you are concerned about tweaking Automatic Update to prevent Microsoft trying to push the update on your computer.

You can download it here.

Anyway, if you are interested in reading the latest from Windows, the all important Windows 7 features and hacks, you must read our 10 Top Windows 7 articles. Hey we also have a great Windows 7 up-to-date coverage for you. I am sure you will not want to miss them.


November 26, 2010: 3:03 am

help me to remove WGA for windows 7..

July 23, 2010: 7:22 am

by mistake i download microsoft its showing you may be a victim of software counterfeiting

this copy of windows did not pass genuine windows validation

now how can i remove it easyly.please try it as soon as possible

July 15, 2010: 10:09 pm

i want just remove genuine software

July 3, 2010: 11:59 am

i want to remove completely of ask for Genuine Microsoft Software?

June 8, 2010: 8:23 am


somi bhati
June 8, 2010: 8:16 am

hi! i would be greatfull if your can remove guine microsoft software in my computer.


May 27, 2010: 9:25 am

anyone having similar problem on windows 7 use removeWAT.exe. just install it n then it will do the rest.its an excellent software to remove WGA validation for windows 7.

May 24, 2010: 9:03 am

hi, pls. remove windows genuine pls.

thank u.

May 21, 2010: 2:29 am

How to remove windows genuine microsoft

May 13, 2010: 3:18 am

I CANT Install this kind of stuff here I want a little help!

gourav yadav
May 10, 2010: 7:28 am

plz. remove microsof windows genuine

Mohd kashmal
May 7, 2010: 8:06 am

how to remove window genuine

govinda neupane
May 6, 2010: 8:20 pm

how can remove genuine microsoft software

govinda neupane
May 6, 2010: 8:08 pm

please how i can unstill the genuine microsoft software?

michael cheong
May 5, 2010: 8:05 pm

dear sir i want to remove my windows 7 is not windows genuine
how to solve this problem ?
thanks for help
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May 4, 2010: 11:38 pm

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cool dude
April 4, 2010: 1:46 pm

If you have checked for WGA,and have found that your windows is not genuine ,just restore your computer to the time before you checked for WGA.Hope it will be helpful

March 19, 2010: 5:35 am

pl. help me remove a warning on the screen of my computer’ask for genuine microsoft software’.when i opt for ‘resolve later’ option then whole screen turns black. plzzz help me get rid this problem

March 12, 2010: 6:27 am

give the ton remove genuine.i don’t want to use this program again

March 2, 2010: 2:20 pm

i want to remove genuin microsoft software fro my computer

March 2, 2010: 3:14 am

Is this a new WGA attack.

February 17, 2010: 9:05 am

Hi, I’m Clarence i have a question regarding with the installation of windows 7. If I installed the window 7 Ultimate of my laptop aspire 4715z is “genuine”. This Operation have a license. But my classmate brought my Windows 7 Operating System he installed in his laptop was not successful the window was “not genuine”. What was the problem of this software? Thank for helping me.

January 11, 2010: 8:32 am

please remove genuine software

December 8, 2009: 10:06 am

Sharing a easier tips to disable the Windows Genuine Advantage Notifications Installation Wizard

December 6, 2009: 11:56 am

i want to uninstall the software “ask for genuine microsoft software” please help me….

December 5, 2009: 10:35 am

@jodie - I wish i found your message earlier. I skipped the message quite a few times and then it was installed by mistake (or perhaps automatically, i am not sure). Now i am going to use tool downloaded from a link here and hope it works. I will another comment if this tool works ok.

December 5, 2009: 3:47 am

please help me if u can,i installed a crack of windows 7 in my acer laptop but now its showing the windows is not genuine and each opening of windows components such as notepad,media player,paint etc that notification is disturbing me,please give me a solution

November 21, 2009: 8:12 am

how to remove the genuine

zainah nani
November 16, 2009: 10:04 am

plz. remove microsof windows genuine

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