However, if your operating system passes the validation process, then you won’t be greeted with any notification.
If you opt to download the WGA tool directly from the Microsoft Download Center, then you will be taken through the typical installation process to apply the update.
During the installation process, you may or may not be able to review the licence terms and choose whether or not to decline the update.
If you choose to decline the install, then the operating system will never ask you to install the update again.
Once you’ve changed the file extension of these two files, restart your computer.8. Click on Start - Type cmd (into the Search programs and files box) and Press CTRL Shift Enter, then click on Continue]9.
This will bring up Command Prompt, from here you’ll want to type Regsvr32 %Windir%\system32\Legit Check /u and then press Enter.10.
However, the user will still be able to interact with objects in and around the notices.
The notifications will inform you that your copy of Windows is not genuine and then present you with the appropriate option(s) to resolve it.
The WGA, when installed on your computer, will advertise the latest service packs for your operating system, this is especially the case with Windows XP based system.
WGA was originally a voluntary system, which was changed to mandatory in July 2005.
On systems running Windows Vista without any install service packs, failure of WGA validation has a much harder felt impact then on other platforms.
In addition to the notifications, that persistently show up, across the screen, and the disabling of non-critical updates, the WGA tool also disables Windows Defender, Windows Aero and Windows Ready Boost.