Validating window xp
Restart your PC to see if the changes have taken effect, if the WGA notifications are still there then you’ll want to continue reading this next bit, otherwise you’re done.If you’re still reading then that probably didn’t work.If you bought Windows XP and have been unlucky enough to fail the validation (which isn’t uncommon) then you might just want to remove it altogether.If you’re a raging software pirate then I’m going to have a tougher job convincing you to keep it.I’ve provided two methods of removing WGA manually.I’d recommend you try the first set of instructions to begin with, the second set is provided in case you can’t get the first working.I personally prefer tinkering with my System32 folder myself rather than getting an application to do it, though there’s plenty of people claiming these work just fine.Remove WGA is a simple run and reboot process, by the time you’ve restarted WGA notifications should be gone.
If you’re having trouble then there are a number of third-party tools that will attempt to do this for you.
Microsoft also provides more information on genuine Microsoft software but I do find it odd that they even care about Windows XP, three months after the final end-of-life date for the product.
Do Microsoft really believe that, by telling me my copy of their out-of-date product is not genuine, I am likely to go out and buy a copy of Vista?
so that WGA doesn’t make its way back onto your system.
I’d recommend allowing Windows to notify you when updates are available, but then manually selecting them yourself.
Don’t forget to keep up-to-date with your critical updates, this is vital to keep your machine patched up and secure.