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How to remove downloaded but not yet installed windows update files

Trouble: One of our readers Jaime reported a problem regarding the windows update, he says How do I delete already downloaded but not yet installed Windows update file?

As stated in the statement above user has downloaded windows update files through windows update but because of some reason he does not want to install those windows update. But windows automatic update service keeps trying to install the update.

Lets see how can we delete the downloaded windows update files Fix: You can easily delete windows update files. For this you need to stop windows update services running inbackground.

Follow the procedure given below: 1. Open Start >> Run or press window key + r 2. Type services.msc (without quotes) and Click OK , this will open services window. 3. Right click on Automatic Updates Service and select Stop. 4. After the service is stopped, press window key + r 5. Type %windir%\SoftwareDistribution (without quotes) and press enter.

6. Open the Download folder and delete all contents of the Download folder. 7. Close the window, press Window Key + r ( or Open Start >> Run ) 8. Type services.msc (without quotes) and Click OK 9. Right click on Automatic Updates Service and select Start. 10. Thats it Done

Remove Windows Genuine Notification


recently again came up with the situation that Windows Genuine Notification popped up because Windows Update again installed it via Automatic Updates. It pops up while a user logs in to windows, displays a message near the system tray and keeps on reminding you in between work that the copy of windows is not genuine. It has been reported since its first release that even genuine users are getting this prompt, so Microsoft has them self release instructions for its removal. When I searched on Google about this issue, I landed up on pages which were providing many methods of its removal including those patching up existing files with their cracked versions which I would highly recommend avoiding them as they might contain malicious code and can be used to get you into more trouble. I found out this method of removal of 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. Launch RegEdit. 7. Browse to the following location: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Notify 8. Delete the folder WgaLogon and all its contents 9. Reboot Windows XP. But the latest version of the WGN tool is a little tricky to handle. It will pop up again as soon as you end it from the task manager and while it is running in the memory, you cant delete it too. Here is how I did it : Ignore Step #2 of ending wgatray.exe before restarting to Safe Mode as it serves no purpose. At Step #4, wait on the deletion confirmation dialog box and then open task manager to end wgatray.exe 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. Step #5 can be missed. I was able to do it without the Step #5.

Complete Step 6 to 9 as instructed. After you have followed all the above instructions, then Go to Control Panel > Security Center > Automatic Update Settings. Select the third option Notify me but dont 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 Dont 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 tool.

Windows 7 not genuine Error (Screen Turning Black)


Windows 7 may sometimes been detected as illegal, not genuine,or Pirated despite the operating system has been genuinely bought from market. Then it shows a message immediately after log on, the following Windows Activation window will be displayed:

Windows is not genuine Your computer might not be running a counterfeit copy of Windows. 080070005

Moreover, the computer desktop background is turned to black, after some time of logging in and the following error message is shown on the bottom right corner of the screen: This copy of Windows is not genuine

When you try to view the system information in System Properties (Control Panel -> System and Security -> System), the following error message can be seen: You must activate today. Activate Windows now Using slmgr.vbs /dlv or slmgr.vbs /dli in an elevated command prompt with administrator privileges to view the licensing status will return the following message instead: Error: 080070005 Access denied: the requested action requires elevated privileges

Normally, the suddenly or random deactivation of an activated Windows 7 on genuine platform can be resolved by simply restarting the computer, so thatWindows 7 can re-access the activation status to return the computer to activated status. However, in some cases, where modification has been done to HKU\S-15-20 registry key causing the Network Service account to lose and missing full control and read permissions over the registry key, the losing of activated status may happen on Windows 7 too. Microsoft explains in KB2008385 that the possible cause for the Windows 7 turned pirated error is likely the result of applying a Plug and Play Group Policy object (GPO): Computer Configuration -> Policies -> Windows Settings -> Security Settings -> System Services -> Plug and Play (Startup Mode: Automatic) The Windows 7 Licensing service uses Plug and Play to obtain hardware ID information and binds the license to the computer, thus change to the setting can result in an activated system appearing to be out of tolerance. The default permissions of the Plug and Play policy do not grant the Licensing service, which runs under the Network Service account, the appropriate rights to access the Plug and Play service. To fix and resolve the Windows 7 activation lost issue, and make the Windows 7 activated and genuine again, just follow one of the two Methods stated Below: Method I: Disable the Plug and Play Policy 1. Determine the source of the policy. To do this, follow these steps: 2. On the client computer experiencing the activation error, run the Resultant Set of Policy wizard by clicking Start -> Run (or press Win+R keys), and entering rsop.msc as the command.

3. Visit the following location: Computer Configuration -> Policies -> Windows Settings ->Security Settings -> System Services

If the Plug and Play service is configured through a Group Policy setting, you see it here with settings other than Not Defined. Additionally, you can see which Group Policy is applying this setting. 4. Disable the Group Policy settings and force the Group Policy to be reapplied. Edit the Group Policy that is identified in Step 1 and change the setting to Not Defined. Or, follow the section below to add the required permissions for the Network Service account. Force the Group Policy setting to reapply: gpupdate /force (a restart of the client is sometimes required). Method II: Edit the permissions of the Group Policy 1. Open the Group Policy that is identified in Method I, Step 1 above, and open the corresponding Group Policy setting. 2. Click the Edit Security button, and then click the Advanced button. 3. In the Advanced Security Settings for Plug and Play window click Addand then add the SERVICE account. Then, click OK. 4. Select the following permissions in the Allow section and then click OK:Query template Query status Enumerate dependents Interrogate User-defined control Read permissions 5. Run gpupdate /force after applying the permissions to the Group Policy setting.

6. Verify that the appropriate permissions are applied with the following command:sc sdshow
plugplay The following are the rights applied to the Plug and Play service in SDDL:D: (A;;CCDCLCSWRPWPDTLOCRSDRCWDWO;;;SY) (A;;CCDCLCSWRPWPDTLOCRSDRCWDWO;;;BA) (A;;CCLCSWLOCRRC;;;IU) (A;;CCLCSWLOCRRC;;;SU) S:(AU;FA;CCDCLCSWRPWPDTLOCRSDRCWDWO;;;WD)Note: (A;;CC LC SW LO CR RC ;;;SU is an Access Control Entry (ACE) that allows the following rights to SU (SDDL_SERVICE Service logon user):A: Access Allowed CC: Create Child LC: List Children SW: Self Write LO: List Object CR: Control Access RC: Read Control SU: Service Logon User If there are no GPOs in place, then another activity may have changed the default registry permissions. To resolve this problem, perform the following steps: 1. Click Start Menu, Then Run, then enter REGEDIT 2. Right-click the registry key HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-20, and select Permissions button. 3. If the NETWORK SERVICE is not present, click Add button. 4. In Enter the object names to select type Network Service and then click Check Names andOK. 5. Select the NETWORK SERVICE and Grant Full Control and Read permissions. 6. Restart the computer. 7. After the restart, the system may require activation. Complete the activation.

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Remove Windows Not Genuine Watermark Without Using Any Patches And Cracks | Make Windows 7 Genuine Without Using Crack
Labels: Activate Windows , GeniuneSoftware , Microsoft , Windows 7

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In this article we will learn how to make your Windows 7 Genuine without using any crack or third party tools. Please remember we on bench3 do not motivate you to use non genuine windows. This is not a patch or crack stuff. We are just using the build in VBS code that Microsoft have developed for some other reason. Warning! This article has been given only for informational and educational purpose. We do not encourage pirated or illegal software. If youre using an illegal copy of the software, please purchase an original copy. bench3 is not responsible for your work or use.

The first time you power up Windows 7, you may feel a sense it looks very similar to Windows Vista. However, behind the familiar UI lies a more powerful and versatile operating system. The activation part is not the same as you know in case of Windows Vista. What ever it is, if you want to know the new features of Windows 7, Here are some of the most prominent new features in Windows 7. Read more: http://www.bench3.com/2009/10/newfeatures-of-windows-7-new-in.html

If you have purchased Windows 7 from Microsoft Store or from other vendor, we would recommend you to read the official document related to activating Microsoft Windows 7 in the following location.http://windows.microsoft.com/en-IN/windows7/Windows-7-activation-error-invalid-productkey

Here is an simple way u can make your windows 7 genuine. No need to use and third party patches or cracks. Just a simple way. Before you continue , please make sure you have administration rights on the Windows 7 machine which you want to make genuine.

1. Click Start and type cmd in start menu search box (Refer Screen Shot).

2. right click the cmd.exe and choose run as administrator (refer Screen Shot).

3. Choose yes if it asks. 4. Now Now in the command prompt window, type slmgr -rearm and press enter (Refer Screen Shot).

5. Restart your system. Try to restart your system twice.

6. You are done. Haja is currently working in a multi-disciplinary role that combines programming including, SAP Administration, Network Management, and System Administration. He is passionate about Technology and this blog is his platform for sharing his ideas. If you like this post, Please leave a comment. And if you have any queries, mail to help @ bench3 . com
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Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA) notifications occur when your computer hasn't passed the validation test. The validation test can be failed due to being sold a pirated (non-genuine) copy of XP, or because you have changed your XP product key to a software-generated key, or sometimes it just happens for no reason at all. The failed validation installs three types of notifications on your computer: one on the log in screen, one log in timer, and one balloon. It also stops updates from Microsoft and disables your ability to install IE7 and Windows Media Player 11. This solution can get rid of all three notifications, even though you will still not be able to update through Windows Update. You will not be able to download things from Microsoft that requires a valid license either. Ads by Google viral clearance study Determination of viral safety for manufacturing of biopharmaceuticals www.criver.com

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Delete Method

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If you have only just installed Windows Genuine Advantage notifications, simply using the system restore function will remove the program. Then refuse to accept the WGA update next time Windows updates. Otherwise, proceed as detailed below.(NOTE: If you try these steps while you are in "Safe Mode," step #8 is unnecessary). Ads by Google viral clearance study Determination of viral safety for manufacturing of biopharmaceuticals www.criver.com

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First, try the following:

1. Open a Command Prompt window by clicking on Start -> Run. Type CMD and press OK. 2. Change Directory into the System32 Folder (type cd \windows\system32) 3. Open a Notepad window and type the following lines: taskkill -IM wgatray.exe del wgatray.exe del wgalogon.old 4. Highlight and copy the three lines above to the Clipboard. 5. Paste the contents of the Clipboard to Command Prompt.

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This should kill the wgatray.exe process from the Taskbar and immediately delete both files wgatray.exe and wgalogon.dll without the need to to go through all steps bellow.

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If that does not work, follow the steps below:

1. Open System32 by either of the following methods:

Click "Start" -> "Run", then type "system32".

Click "Start" -> "Run", then type "system32". Click "Okay".

Find system32 manually by clicking "Start" > "My Computer" > "(C:)" (or whatever your drive letter is) > "WINDOWS" > "system32".

2. In "system32", go to "Tools" > "Folder options", click on the tab, "View", and uncheck "Hide extensions for known file types" if it is not already. 3. Check to make sure the window that comes up has a full screen of various files. The files are in alphabetical order, which makes it easier to locate the specific file.

4. Find "WgaLogon.

Find "WgaLogon.dll" and rename it "WgaLogon.dll.bak". 5. Create an empty copy of WgaLogon.dll:

Right click on a blank space in system32 and select "New" > "Text Document".

Right click on a blank space in system32 and select "New" > "Text Document".

Leave the text document empty and label it "WgaLogon.dll". Press Enter (on your keyboard).

You may get a warning from the above step that says, "If you change a file name extension, the file may become unusable.

You may get a warning from the above step that says, "If you change a file name extension, the file may become unusable. Are you sure you want to change it?". Click "Yes" on this warning.

6. Be ready to complete the next two steps very quickly! Find "WgaTray.exe" in "system32" and delete it. You will then have 5 seconds to find "WgaTray.exe" in the Task Manager (the next step). NOTE: If you remove the files mentioned above while you are in "Safe Mode," step #8 is unnecessary.

7. Immediately open Task Manager.

Immediately open Task Manager. You can do this by pressing the Ctrl, Shift, and Esc keys simultaneously, pressing the Ctrl, Alt, and Delete keys simultaneously, or right clicking the Taskbar and selecting "Task Manager". Click on the process tab and click end process when "WgaTray.exe" is selected.Note: If you take longer, do not panic! All that will happen is that "WgaTray.exe" will keep reappearing in the processes list (i.e. you won't be able to delete it as required). To remove the notifications after this, return to system32. You will find two files:"WgaLogon.dll.bak" (the one you renamed) and an Application Extension (0KB) called "WgaLogon.dll". Delete the Application Extension, rename "WgaLogon.dll.bak" to "WgaLogon.dll" and repeat the steps from the fifth one onwards (at a greater speed!!).

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Restart your computer once you have finished. All the notification messages should be gone.

Rename Method

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Open a CMD window by clicking on Start -> Run -> type CMD and click OK.

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Open a Notepad window (Start -> Run type NOTEPAD click OK) and type or copy (select the lines, and then press Ctrl-C) the following lines and paste (Ctrl-V) into the Notepad window:

o o o o o o o o

CD %systemroot%\system32 rename wgatray.exe wgatray.exe.bak rename wgalogon.old wgalogon.old.bak rename LegitCheckControl.dll LegitCheckControl.dll.bak taskkill /F /T /IM wgatray.exe del wgatray.exe.bak del wgalogon.old.bak del LegitCheckControl.old.bak

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Make sure there is a blank line at the end of the text document, right after the last line.

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Select all the text (Ctrl-A) and copy to the clipboard (Ctrl-C)

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Paste the clipboard into the CMD Window (right click -> Paste)