You will also receive a persistent notification on the lower right of the desktop which will stay until validation is passed.
The third thing is a system tray icon which when clicked will give you options to go online and find out why validation has failed and what to do about it.
Note: for some reasons Windows keeps locking itself every 30-60 seconds so you won't be able to see the Desktop nor the task bar.
If that is happening just repeat the step mentioned at the paragraph above (enter "C:" in IE browser URL bar). So, you have gained a time frame for ~30-60 seconds of fully functional Windows system, period when, hopefully, you will be able to launch whatever program you want even if ~30-60 seconds later the Windows will lock it again (your application is already up an running so you are happy; Windows has closed its Desktop, he think it's clever, it's happy too; everybody is happy now, right? Notes: This trick just helps you to use your Windows copy in these emergency situations; I would not recommend anyone working like this on the daily basis because it could just prove to be a nightmare.
Remove WGA is a tiny standalone executable of 14KB and is total simplicity to use.
Just run it and you will be told whether the WGA Notifications tool is installed or not, and if so, do you want to remove it.
In fact you could try to exploit more than one, I'm sure about that (someone might think that I did it in the past; maybe they're right).
If not working then just try again, maybe you have missed something on the way.The Microsoft Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA) has long been a major annoyance for a number of people.Although it’s designed as an anti piracy measure, all too often WGA causes problems for legitimate users telling them their copy of Windows XP isn’t legal and they should go and buy a full copy to make their system a “genuine” one.This and the way it was pushed onto systems quietly in the early days has led many people to label WGA as borderline spyware. If the Windows Genuine Advantage Notifications rightly or wrongly detects a not genuine Windows XP, You’ll get this on boot: The Resolve Now button will take you to Microsoft where they try and sell you the latest Windows as XP isn’t available any more.The Resolve Later will allow you to boot, but all is not well on the desktop: Three things happen to your desktop; firstly, the background goes black and although you can add your own wallpaper back in, it will be reset to black again every 60 minutes while the activation status is failed.