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How to install the Windows Genuine Advantage Notifications tool the first time that you log on to Windows XP after the tool is downloaded automatically from Microsoft Update or from Windows Update

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INTRODUCTION
When Automatic Updates is enabled in Microsoft Windows XP, the Windows Genuine Advantage Notifications tool is downloaded automatically from Microsoft Update or from Windows Update.

Windows Genuine Advantage notifies you if you are a victim of pirated programs. Additionally, Windows Genuine Advantage instructs you how to obtain the genuine version of pirated programs. For more information about Windows Genuine Advantage, visit the following Web site: After the Windows Genuine Advantage Notifications tool is downloaded automatically, you must install the tool. This article describes how to do this when you first log on to Windows XP after the tool has been downloaded.
MORE INFORMATION
When you log on to Windows XP immediately after the Windows Genuine Advantage Notifications tool is downloaded to the computer, the Software Update Installation Wizard may start. If the wizard does not start, the wizard runs the next time that you log on to Windows.

To install Windows Genuine Advantage Notifications, follow these steps:
  1. In the Windows Genuine Advantage Notifications installation wizard, click Next.
  2. To confirm that you accept the license agreement, click to select I agree, and then click Next.
  3. Click Finish.
The installation and validation process finishes.

If the validation does not finish, you must troubleshoot the issue.For more information about how to troubleshoot validation issues, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
905474 Description of the Windows Genuine Advantage Notifications application

For more information about the Windows Genuine Advantage program, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
892130 Description of Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA)
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Article ID: 933487 - Last Review: 01/07/2008 19:34:41 - Revision: 2.2

Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition, Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005, Microsoft Windows Genuine Advantage

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