Thursday, November 20, 2008

Remove Wga -Windows Genuine Notification .

  1. Launch Windows Task Manager
  2. End wgatray.exe process in Task Manager.
  3. Restart Windows XP in Safe Mode.
  4. Delete WgaTray.exe from C:\Windows\System32.
  5. Delete WgaTray.exe from C:\Windows\System32\dllcache.
  6. Open RegEdit and browse to the following location: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Notify
  7. Delete the folder ‘WgaLogon’ and all its contents
  8. Reboot Windows XP.

As soon as you complete the above steps it will pop up again like Windows is Not Genuine. You can fix even this trouble just follow the following steps:

  1. Ignore Step #2 of ending wgatray.exe before restarting to Safe Mode as it serves no purpose.
  2. At Step #4, wait on the deletion confirmation dialog box and then open task manager to end wgatray.exe
  3. When you are again prompted for a confirmation for terminating the process, align that confirmation box over the delete confirmation box- Press Yes on the Task Manager prompt and then quickly press Yes on the deletion confirmation. (You need to repeat this if you miss it)•If you did it quickly then you will be able to delete the file.
  4. Step #5 can be missed. I was able to do it without the Step #5.•Complete Step 6 to 8 as instructed.Once you finished the all above steps just follow these steps too.

•Go to Control Panel > Security Center > Automatic Update Settings.

•Select the third option “Notify me but don’t automatically download or install them“.

•Click Ok.

•Now when Windows Updates icon will appear in the system tray (it will take some time), click on the icon and it will display a list of available updates.

•This time unselect the checkbox of Windows Genuine Advantage Notification Tool, and click on Download.

•Select “Don’t notify my about these updates again” so it will ignored every time updates are downloaded.

•From the next time, make sure to check the list of download so that you might not install any new version of this

moshicko elimeleh

Sunday, November 16, 2008

"show hidden files and folders" check problem

Start >> Run >> (type) regedit >> (rightclick on the little my computer icon, and export the whole thing.)find this key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced. Go to the rightside of the window, where the values are.
Find the value "Hidden" .
Rightclick it and modify it to 1.

This next text is from my own registry. Kopy it to notepad, then rename the notepad file, so it have the extension .reg ,and then doubleclick it.:Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\Folder\Hidden]"Text"="@shell32.dll,-30499""Type"="group""Bitmap"=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,\00,25,00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,53,00,\48,00,45,00,4c,00,4c,00,33,00,32,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,2c,00,34,00,00,\00"HelpID"="shell.hlp#51131"[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\Folder\Hidden\NOHIDDEN]"RegPath"="Software\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion\\Explorer\\Advanced""Text"="@shell32.dll,-30501""Type"="radio""CheckedValue"=dword:00000002"ValueName"="Hidden""DefaultValue"=dword:00000002"HKeyRoot"=dword:80000001"HelpID"="shell.hlp#51104"[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\Folder\Hidden\SHOWALL]"RegPath"="Software\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion\\Explorer\\Advanced""Text"="@shell32.dll,-30500""Type"="radio""CheckedValue"=dword:00000001"ValueName"="Hidden""DefaultValue"=dword:00000002"HKeyRoot"=dword:80000001"HelpID"="shell.hlp#51105"You can also try to Start >> run >> (type) sfc /scannowOr try to search for help on some tweak-forums.Or ultimately a repair operation.Remember the threat of a possible virus. I read about one called W32 that did something with the above mentioned registry-keys.
Good luck.