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help, update windows genuine advantage

by lens17 / June 28, 2006 11:09 AM PDT

notification KB905474 hi, i keep getting a notification that i need to download this....when i try to download it my computer blocks it and now i can't get any updates from microsoft. what is going on? and what can/should i do?

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New Information from CNET News see link
by DarCLew2 / June 28, 2006 2:01 PM PDT
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thank you
by lens17 / June 29, 2006 8:30 AM PDT

well thanks for the help everyone. i hope that i am not going to be sorry. if i bought a pirated version of xp i am not aware of it. it think not. still i do not like the idea of being spied on.
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Digital, The WGA Notifications Shouldn't Block Updates
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / June 28, 2006 2:23 PM PDT

It is a discretionary update and can be removed per the previous instructions.

How does your computer "block it" from installing?

On the other hand, if you don't install the WGA "Tool", that's a different matter...the tool is required to verify you've got a legal version of XP and unless it's installed, Windows Updates won't work as well as other Microsoft downloads.. Still, if you don't install the "Tool", you can use the "Automatic Updates" which is on your computer.

Hope this helps.

Grif

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Had to go back to p.11 There is a manual install for WGA
by DarCLew2 / June 28, 2006 4:00 PM PDT

There is a manual install for WGA KB905474 linkit used it & worked.In the 3-4 updates was the Tool.
Step 2: Manually install KB905474

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1. Please download the update KB905474 from the following website link:
http://www.download.windowsupdate.com/msdownload/update/v3-19990518/cabpool/windowsxp-kb905474-enu-x86_748ab7e989c6d7e5c2790770ecce485c69f0926d.exe
Note: Since the above URL address is quite long, and separated on two lines. Please copy and paste the URL to the address bar to access it, rather than clicking the hyperlink directly.
2. After downloading the update, please refer to its location. Please double-click the downloaded file, and it will be launched automatically. Please follow the instructions to install it.
If it still cannot be installed, please let me know if you encounter any error code or message. If so, please help capture it using the steps below (Screenshot):
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1. When the error message appears again, press the Print Screen key (PrtScn) on your keyboard.
2. Click Start, click Run, type MSPAINT, and click OK.
3. In Paint, click Paste under the Edit menu, click Save under the File menu, type a file name for the snap shot, choose JPEG as "Save as type", and click Save.
4. Repeat steps 1 to 3 if you receive any other message.
5. Please send the files to this email account: v-30mkon@mssupport.microsoft.com in a new email, with the case ID in the subject line.
In the meantime, please proceed with the following steps to reset some system files and registry key permissions. If the permissions are incorrect, this issue may also occur.
Step 3: Reset permissions
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This step may take us some time, thus your patience is highly appreciated.
1. Please click the link below and download the tool.
http://www.ecs-safe.com/Reset_subinacl.zip
Please Note: The third-party product discussed here is manufactured by a company that is independent of Microsoft. We make no warranty, implied or otherwise, regarding this product's performance or reliability.
2. Save the attachment to your Desktop.
3. Right click the Reset_subinacl.ZIP file and choose Extract
4. Follow the instructions and there will be two files (reset.cmd and subinacl.exe)
5. Double click the reset.cmd file
6. You will see a DOS-like window processing. (NOTE: It may take several minutes, please be patient. When it is finished, you will be prompted that "Finished, press any key to continue")
After completing the above steps, please refer to the Windows Update website to install the WGA Notifications again. If the issue persists, please assist me in collecting the following information for further research.
1. Please click "Start", "Run", type: %windir% and then press Enter.
2. Please find and send the "WindowsUpdate.log" (without the space inside) and wganotify.log files to me at v-30mkon@mssupport.microsoft.com .
If you want to learn more about Windows Genuine Advantage Notifications, please refer to the following Knowledge Base article:
Description of the Windows Genuine Advantage Notifications application
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/905474
Your feedback is very important to us. Please send me a reply on the results for the suggestions above at your earliest convenience. If anything is unclear, or if there are any questions about the steps, please do not hesitate to let me know. I will be glad to help.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Best Regards,
Margaret Kong
v-30mkon@mssupport.microsoft.com
Microsoft Support Professional
This is My Case ID SRX060604601064 Darrell Lewis

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