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Old 07-02-2008, 09:57 AM   #1
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help me :"delete" Windows genuine from my pc


hello !
I' d like to know if anyone knows anyway to remove genuine from windows xp!
thnx in advance!
 
Old 07-02-2008, 10:32 AM   #2
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I'll bite: What is "genuine"? Is is a program?

Whatever it is, why do you need to remove it?
 
Old 07-02-2008, 10:37 AM   #3
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Do you mean Windows Genuine Advantage? You should use the correct name for things if you want to be understood. I doubt that anyone here knows how to remove Windows Genuine Advantage. Asking questions about Windows here is like asking Motorola for technical information about Nokia products.
 
Old 07-02-2008, 10:42 AM   #4
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Asking questions about Windows here is like asking Motorola for technical information about Nokia products.
Au contraire....
One of the purposes of "general" is questions on Windows.

Of course, you could also try:
http://windowsquestions.org ...
 
Old 07-02-2008, 11:43 AM   #5
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Delete WGA? Simple: Install Linux.

Slight side effects includes removing Windows altogether and increased productivity.

On a more serious note you can just google on how to disable it, but AFAIK if you remove and visit the windows update site it will probably get re-installed.
 
Old 07-02-2008, 12:19 PM   #6
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When did that happen?
 
Old 07-02-2008, 01:31 PM   #7
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hello !
I' d like to know if anyone knows anyway to remove genuine from windows xp!
thnx in advance!
The answer can be easily found with Google.
 
Old 07-02-2008, 01:38 PM   #8
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I think genuine is the middle name of the spambot that started this thread.
 
Old 07-02-2008, 04:14 PM   #9
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When did that happen?
I believe it was many years ago--perhaps even at the beginning. I think I also heard that Jeremy doesn't discuss it. (Maybe whois has the original creation date??)
 
Old 07-02-2008, 04:21 PM   #10
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Bingo!!

<<Partial output from whois>>
Quote:
Domain ID39798802-LROR
Domain Name:WINDOWSQUESTIONS.ORG
Created On:04-Nov-2000 23:41:56 UTC
Last Updated On:04-Apr-2008 00:24:30 UTC
Expiration Date:04-Nov-2009 23:41:56 UTC
Sponsoring Registrar:eNom, Inc. (R39-LROR)
Status:OK
Registrant ID:tub8rSX61J0Kk0lV
Registrant Name:Jeremy Garcia
Registrant Organization:LinuxQuestions.org
 
  


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