Windows Genuine Advantage Notifications : Stay on the safe side and check whether or not your copy of Windows is legitimate with the help of this lightweight security application

Windows Genuine Advantage Notifications is Microsoft’s anti-piracy system, designed to confirm that your copy of Windows is genuine. If proven otherwise, constant reminders prompting you to take appropriate actions will be displayed. The tool is available as a standalone application for Windows XP users only and does not work on higher Operating Systems.

A constant reminder for software counterfeiting victims

The term WGA, short for Windows Genuine Advantage (renamed to Windows Activation Technologies in Windows 7) describes a system that prevents piracy. It enforces users to activate their copy of Windows online when accessing several integrated Windows services (such as Windows Update).Either you obtain the WGA Notifications program via Windows Update, either you download it separately, the result is the same. After the application is installed and the service is active, it can no longer be removed from the system.If your copy of Windows didn’t pass the validation test, notifications will occur at the next restart / log on. You will be prompted with messages such as ‘You may be a victim of software counterfeiting’ and ‘This copy of Windows did not pass genuine Windows installation’. The ‘Resolve now’ dialog enables you to view the reasons for validation failure.

Slightly limiting Windows features

The effects of not passing the Genuine Advantage test are uncomfortable, to say the least. One of the following consequences (more than often, all of them) will occur: the lower section of the desktop is covered in notifications, a desktop dialog reminding you to take actions constantly appears and / or the desktop background changes to black (the wallpaper can be reset, but every 60 minutes it turns black).In order to prevent unpleasant notifications, you should purchase your Windows license from Microsoft only and activate it properly. If your license was obtained from sources that are not trustworthy, chances are your copy will not pass the validation test.

To end with

Taking everything into consideration, we can say that Windows Genuine Advantage Notifications is a small, useful tool to keep around in a business environment that still uses Windows XP to prevent any actions that can otherwise affect the well-running of your business, or limit Windows features.


To conclude Windows Genuine Advantage Notifications works on Windows XP operating system(s) and can be easily downloaded using the below download link according to Freeware license. Windows Genuine Advantage Notifications download file is only 1.3 MB  in size.
Windows Genuine Advantage Notifications was filed under the General category and was reviewed in and receive 4/5 Score.
Windows Genuine Advantage Notifications has been tested by our team against viruses, spyware, adware, trojan, backdoors and was found to be 100% clean. We will recheck Windows Genuine Advantage Notifications when updated to assure that it remains clean.

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Category: General 
Publisher: Microsoft
Last Updated: 7/22/2019
Requirements: Windows XP
License: Freeware
Operating system: Windows XP
Hits: 407
File size: 1.3 MB 
Price: Not specified

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