Updating windows without genuine advantage
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If you’re using something like VLC for your media needs and swear by Chrome or Firefox then you probably won’t miss updates for Internet Explorer and Media Player all that much.Data is also collected about your system, this includes your BIOS checksum, MAC address, hard drive serial number, and even your PC’s manufacturer and model.
I’ve provided two methods of removing WGA manually.Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA for short) is a Windows Update component rolled out to XP users long after XP was released.It is intended to validate your Windows licence, allow updates to Microsoft wares and display a number of notifications if your product key isn’t kosher.There’s nothing wrong with still using XP, a number of staff here at Make Use Of have yet to budge in fact.If you’ve got an old PC that doesn’t need the bells, whistles and expensive licence that comes with Windows 7 then XP is still a viable alternative.In this guide I will show you how to remove the WGA notifications should you want to, after which you’ll not be able to download non-critical updates but will still receive the critical fixes that really matter.
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.
WGA is a non-vital Windows component, which means that without it your copy of Windows XP will continue to work.
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.
There are also a few applications that will attempt to remove WGA for you (more on those later).
It is worth mentioning if you’ve re-installed XP lately and downloaded WGA in a recent update then a simple System Restore to the point before you downloaded the update will remove it.