Bypass and Disable Genuine Windows Validation Check

Microsoft has made it harder for illegitimate, or for whatever reason, your copy of Microsoft Windows couldn’t be validated, users to retrieve updates via Microsoft Updates or Windows Update, and download programs from Microsoft Download Center like the Windows Defender, Windows Media Player 10, Photo Story 3, DirectX 9 and other application softwares from Microsoft Download Center. This simple hack seems to Bypass and Disable Genuine Windows Validation Check. 1. Open Windows Explorer by clicking Start -> All Programs -> Accessories -> Windows Explorer. 2. Browse to C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Windows Genuine Advantage\data folder. EDIT: Thanks to Sanu for pointing out this..
    What to do if the folder doesnt exist: The folder will be created ONLY if you have gone thru the validation process at the microsoft website at least once.. So.. 1.) Open Internet Explorer and go here 2.) Click on the Continue button next to 'Validation Required' 3.) Follow the process described on that page. 4.) If it takes you to a page that says 'Genuine Microsoft Software' then you have a valid copy of windows and don't need this hack. If it says that you don't have a valid copy then (shame on you!) continue with this hack.. 5.) After the process is done you should find that the folder now exists.
3. Delete (or backup or move to another folder, if you want) data.dat file. 4. Create a new data.dat. You can create a new text file and rename it to data.dat. Ensure that 'Hiding of extensions of known file types' is not enabled on your system because that will make the file name 'data.dat.txt') 5. Set the attributes of data.dat to Hidden and Read-Only. Attributes can be set by right click on the data.dat file, and then click on Properties. 6. Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA) validation check has now been disabled. Internet Explorer can now bypass the validation process! (The validation process for Firefox seems to be a little different.) - from: Bypass and Disable Genuine Windows Validation Check - My Digital Life


Sanu said...

Hwy Bummm first of all this blog sucks man i was trying to sign up and every username is freaking taken or unavailable .. man there is one with "sanuwarrier" for crying out loud that is the wierest name i have ever heard and that is there..anyways Linux Freak have u lost touch with windows or is it just my computer . coz the folder"Windows Genuine Advantage" is not present at all .. may be windows got smarter on my PC or it is just that i have the advantage of not having it at all .. pretty cool in any case.. ciao

HaMSTeR HUiE! said...

See teh BuM!!
Nice Post!! I Just finished Giving Microsoft teh finger et upgraded 2 teh latest version of Direct X!! Woo Hoo!!
Time 2 upgrade all genuine windows downloadable software on my "Pirated Xp VersioN" MUUUUUUHAHAHHAAHHAHAHAHA

Anonymous said...

Your are Nice. And so is your site! Maybe you need some more pictures. Will return in the near future.

Achal said...

Doesnt Work
Im getting the windows validation check... tried everything which was written on your blog but that folder still doesnt exist..

Anonymous said...

Very pretty site! Keep working. thnx!

Anonymous said...

funny Hamster.good luck with the downloads