How can I verify that my copy of the Windows Operating System is genuine other than by using Windows Genuine Advantage? This relates to Windows XP and above.
How to tell if Windows XP is genuine
Thanks. I checked the link carefully. Please tell, are you sure the link mentions a non-WGA tool to verify windows genuinity?
well only microsof can determine if Windows is legal or not legal, i doubt that there is independent tool not certified by microsoft can do the job
Thanks. Please tell , that if WGA identifies system as not original , then what limitations would WGA impose on system in regards updates , boot screen error messages and basic windows utility?
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Thanks. Please tell , that if WGA is downloaded but not installed then how is it removed? Thanks
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well if it is not installed then you should check WindowsXP-KB905474-ENU-x86.exe and just delete it.
If Windows was pre-installed on the system there should be a Proof of License / Certificate of Authenticity somewhere on the case of the system.
If Windows was purchased retail this Proof of License/COA should be somewhere in the packaging or on the CD/DVD case.
hi. Packaging is not accessible
hi. Any tool other than WGA?
As Hovsep answered below, WGA is the official tool to determine whether Windows is genuine or not.
Thanks. Please tell how to remove WGA which is downloaded but not installed