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I'm running a less than legitimate version of XP Pro, and following recent advice I had turned off the auto update feature, but I've noticed to day I have the icon sitting in my systray telling me that I have an update ready to install.

 

I'm 99% sure that its the recent Genuine advantage nag download, from what I can see the only options I have is "install" or "custom install" I don't appear to have an option to ignor or cancel, and I fear if I reboot it might install anyway.

 

Any advice ???

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Think you should be able to go to the Windows Update site. Search for all updates, but before clicking Express or Custom, paste the following into the address bar:

 

javascript:void(window.g_sDisableWGACheck='all')

 

and press enter. Basically, it turns off the trigger for the key check.

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OK, ta anyway, it seems the bloody thing is downloaded anyway, its asking me to install, and it seems there isn't an option to cancel.

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Bill Gates owns you.  Get a mac tbh. :lol:

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Condescending fucker! :rolleyes:

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i started a thread on this weeks ago in the general forum.

 

i got some advice on editing the registry and that solved it.

 

ive also managed to source a copy xp pro corporate edition that doesnt need authenticating :lol:

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