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Windows XP “You may be a victim of software counterfeiting”

After installing your genuine copy of Microsoft Windows XP you are prompted with a “Your software is counterfeit” error message at startup. Even after visiting the www.microsoft.com/genuine/ site and validating, you still get the above message popping up after 2 or 3 boots. There is an easy solution to this and I would like you to follow the steps below to fix the issue.

1. C:\Windows\Downloaded Program Files

  • Within that folder, remove any files or folders associated with .WGA

2. Safe Mode

  • Reboot your computer and as soon as Windows logs off, start repeatively tapping the F8 Key on your keyboard.
  • As soon as you see the Windows Advanced Startup options select Safe Mode. When you’re in Safe Mode get yourself into these folders…
  • C:\Windows\System32 (Rename wgatray.exe to wgatrayold.exe)
  • C:\Windows\System32\dllcache (Rename wgatray.exe to wgatrayold.exe)
  • Note: Dllcache is a hidden folder, to view hidden folders do the following, go to Start, Control Panel, Folder Options,
    Select the view Tab and under the Hidden Files option, select Show hidden files and folders

3. Safe Mode Registry

  • Click on Start, Run and within the open dialog box type regedit and click OK.
  • Within the Registry Editor navigate your self to
    HKEY_Local_Machine\Software\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Notify\WGALOGON
  • Right Click and Export the WGALOGON Folder (this should be saved onto your machine for backup purposes)
  • After Exporting the folder, DELETE the WGALOGON folder
  • After deleting close all applications and Restart your machine back to Normal Mode

4. www.microsoft.com/genuine

  • Get into the site above and manually re-validate your copy of Windows.
  • After being prompt of a successful validation, Restart your Machine.
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  • Shubham

    does it work for Windows 7 as well?

  • Rifai Yusuf

    Thanks Bro……
    It’s worked. :)

  • dinesh goud

    thanq it worked 100%

  • abdullah

    tu very much:) it’s relay work:)!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Pewdiepie

    lol

  • http://www.facebook.com/salvacion.ching Salvacion Ching

    it works ! thanks but the step 4 is crucial

  • http://www.facebook.com/salvacion.ching Salvacion Ching

    i will try and let see if it works .. i comment later

  • Greenpogo

    awsome – this works fantastically :P cheers

  • ginesh

    ok fine

  • Cephas

    thanks it worked.

  • Lifesbeautiful007

    Thanks for ur help..it worked

  • Lifesbeautiful007

    where we have to export the wgalogon folder?

    • Boostupdik

      just u can export it on desktop to recovery and merge with ur window,…….just export on desktop and then delete it….and restart ur window ….and double click on wgaLogon icon(which is now in breaking cube part shape) and merge with ur window…

      Note: For the Entire procedure …u do not need to go on safe mode u can do it on normal mode…. really it’ll worked……go on…and stay away .this massege -you may be the victims of software conterfeiting..

  • I_am_your_subscriber

    Thanks it worked…

  • Veerashadba

    Thanks a lot for your help

  • Sarfizr

    lot of thanks

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