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Blogger offers Windows antipiracy tool workaround

Workaround for Windows Genuine Advantage Notifications lets users temporarily disable the antipiracy tool.

A blogger has offered a workaround for Windows Genuine Advantage Notifications, giving users another way to temporarily disable the antipiracy tool.

The Windows Genuine Advantage Notifications tool is designed to inform users whether their copy of Windows is a pirated version. Microsoft acknowledged that the workaround works, but only temporarily. Once a person visits the Windows Genuine Advantage site or receives an automatic update, the notifications tool will be restored. For some, the temporary workaround may not be better than the one Microsoft offers, which calls for right-clicking on the alerts when they appear. Microsoft said the tool cannot be uninstalled.