Remove Microsoft® Office Genuine Advantage Notification
Microsoft has attached the genuine advantage software along with the Office 2010. The Office Genuine Advantage (OGA) allows the users to validate the copy of MicrosoftÂ Office 2010 in the Microsoft website. It allows the user to download updates and other add-ons from the Microsoft. Validation is different from product activation. Product activation permits the user to activate the software, so that it can be used in the computer, whereas validation allows the user to download add-ons and samples from the Microsoft. If you do not have a genuine product key you won’t be able to validate your copy of MicrosoftÂ Office 2010. MicrosoftÂ Office 2003, MicrosoftÂ Office 2007 and theÂ Microsoft Office 2010 is covered in the Office Genuine Advantage Program. If you are not able to validate the copy of MicrosoftÂ Office 2010 that you are using you would be getting a “This copy of Microsoft Office is not genuine.” notification on your window screen. You would get notifications on the log in screen and as a balloon notification.
- Get updates
- Manual removal
- Delete files
When you validate your copy of MicrosoftÂ Office 2010 in the Microsoft website, you are eligible to download updates from the company. You can download them by turning ON the automatic updates option in your computer. If you are not able to validate MicrosoftÂ Office 2010, you would not be able to download and use the latest Windows Media Player and the Internet Explorer. You would also receive add-on and samples for MicrosoftÂ Office 2010 after you validate it with a valid product key.
The user could stop the annoying “This copy of Microsoft Office is not genuine.” notification from the computer by disabling the “dll” file linked to the Genuine Advantage program of MicrosoftÂ Office 2010. The OGAAddin.dll is the reason for the creation of the notification as so it is important to disable this file from the MicrosoftÂ Office 2010 start-up to stop the notifications. First open the 'Registry Editor' and press 'Ctrl'+'F' to open the search box. Type “OGAAddin.connect” and press enter. Once found click on the Load Behavior in the right pane and click modify. You need to then modify the value from 3 to 0. Then you have to do the same operation for all the OGAAddin.connect files.
You can remove the “This copy of Microsoft Office is not genuine.” notification from your computer by deleting the files associated with the Office Genuine Advantage. To start with close all the applications of the Microsoft Office. Now you need to go to the “C:WndowsSystem32” or “C:WindowsSysWow64” folder and remove “OGAVerify.exe” and “OGAAddin.dll” files. This would prohibit the notification from emerging on your screen.
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