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Stack Exchange network consists of 175 Q&A communities including Stack Overflow, the largest, most trusted online community for developers to learn, share their knowledge, and build their careers.Visit Stack Exchange I am about to apply updates to a windows xp installation I have not booted in a couple of years.When going to update.microsoft.com, it forced me first to accept an activex installation and now it wants me to install wga: Details Windows Genuine Advantage Validation Tool (KB892130) 1.1 MB , less than 1 minute The Windows Genuine Advantage Validation Tool enables you to verify that your copy of Microsoft Windows is genuine.The tool validates your Windows installation by checking Windows Product Identification and Product Activation status.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.

Validation allows or stops you getting certain update patches and software like Window Media Player or Security Essentials.

After you install this update, you may have to restart your system.

Total: 1.5 MB , less than 1 minute I have heard nothing but bad things about wga, and I absolutely do not want it installed on my system (this answer seems to give some options).

If you can live without optional updates though, you'll be fine.

Microsoft would not be daft enough to deny anyone security updates (at least until XP is officially fully deprecated) as the extra abundance of hacked Windows machines causing hassle would be extra embarrassment.

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