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Remove Office Genuine Advantage Notification Without Using Any Crack

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Microsoft’s worst decision was to install this thing called Microsoft Genuine Advantage and it has created a lot of fuss in the computer world. Sometimes even the genuine Windows or Office products will not validate against Microsoft’s Genuine Advantage program. 

Solution 1:
Don't use any cracks/patches You are jeopardizing you security. JUST USE COMMAND PROMPT:
1. (RIGHT CLICK COMMAND PROMPT AND RUN AS ADMINISTRATOR, THIS IS IMPORTANT)
2. CLOSE ALL RUNNING MS OFFICE APPLICATIONS (WORD,EXCEL, ETC)
3. TYPE (OR COPY AND PASTE): MsiExec.exe /X{B2544A03-10D0-4E5E-BA69-0362FFC20D18}
4. HIT ENTER!!!
5. PRESTO!!! THIS IS THE ONLY LEGIT WAY TO REMOVE THAT PESKY KB949810 UPDATE

Remember: From now, hide (do not install) the update "KB949810" through windows automatic updates. Though many people will advice not to use automatic updates. I strongly dis agree with that. Automatic updates are necessary to keep your computer up-to-date. Also in Windows Vista, AFTER U UNINSTALL KB949810, use this method and make sure you hide this particular update so it doesn't reinstall in future. Read Here To Know How To Manually Remove OGA Notification And How To Skip KB949810 Updates From Installing 




Solution 2:
We can remove OGA notification by disabling OGAAddin.dll from loading when we start Office applications. OGAAddin.dll file shows the notification and removing this will stop such notifications from appearing. This below hack will make Windows think that KB949810 is properly installed and it will not prompt you for further installation.
  1. Go to Start - Run - Type regedit in the box and hit Enter
  2. This will open Registry Editor window, press Ctrl+F to open search box
  3. Type OGAAddin.connect in the serach box to find this registry key
  4. Once found, Right click on Load behaviour and select Modify option
  5. Edit and change the value from 3 to 0
  6. Repeat this process for each and every instances of OGAAddin.connect key
  7. You are done.
Solution 3:
Microsoft does not allow people to uninstall OGA notifications, but you can easily delete and remove OGA components from your system manually. In this way, they will be automatically go inactive and you won’t see those boring “This copy of Microsoft Office is not genuine” notifications again.
  1. Close all Office applications first
  2. Navigate to C:\Wndows\System32 or C:\Windows\SysWow64 folder and delete the following files
  3. OGAVerify.exe
  4. OGAAddin.dll
  5. You are done.
Remember: From now, do not install KB949810 through windows automatic updates. Though many people will advice not to use automatic updates. I strongly dis agree with that. Automatic updates are necessary to keep your computer up-to-date. If you have any problems, please let me know. Feel free to comment here.




Solution 3 (Using Third Party Crack): Microsoft has recently updated their Office Genuine Advantage Crack. Supremo Phantom has a combined crack for Windows Genuine Advantage and Office Genuine Advantage. That crack has got the fix for the latest version of OGA 2.0.48.0. The crack can be downloaded from the internet. You can google for the file Office_Geniune_Fix.zip.

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Anonymous
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April 17, 2010 at 6:23 AM delete

Solution number 1 did the trick! Thanks Guys (or Gals)

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Anonymous
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May 2, 2010 at 2:58 PM delete

Brilliant. Simple as pie. Worked without a hitch on the first try. Thanks folks!

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Anonymous
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July 10, 2010 at 3:45 AM delete

A pc user from Tehran Iran.Solution no. 3 did the job.Trough fat 32
I cleaned these files:OGAAddin.dll+OGACheck control.dll+OGAEXEC.
Thanks alot ,you got rid me of the bothering notifications.

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ahmad
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July 25, 2010 at 10:16 AM delete

THIS IS THE BEST SOLUTION OF REMOVING OFFICE GENUINE ADVANTAGE NOTIFICTIONS


Hack 3: Delete and Remove (Uninstall) Office Genuine Advantage Notifications Components

Although Microsoft does not allow OGA Notifications to be uninstall, but that does not mean that individual file components of OGA Notifications cannot be deleted, removed or uninstalled manually.
To disable OGA Notifications and uninstall KB949810, close and exit from all Office applications (including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Publisher, Visio and etc.), and search for the following files in %SystemDrive%\Wndows\System32 folder and %SystemDrive%\Windows\SysWow64 folder (for 64-bit OS x64 only).

OGAVerify.exe
OGAAddin.dll
Delete the above files. It’s also possible rename the files so that system cannot find them

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Boni B.
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July 30, 2010 at 7:31 AM delete

Solution #1 did the trick! Awesome! Thanks so much.

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Anonymous
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August 8, 2010 at 9:06 PM delete

I did not find the file OGAVerify.exe but found these 3 files in system32: OGAEXEC, OGACheckControl.dll and OGAAddin.dll. Moved them to a folder on the Desktop and it worked just fine! Thanks

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Anonymous
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August 8, 2010 at 9:57 PM delete

Solution 1 worked for me. thank you for this post!

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Anonymous
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August 22, 2010 at 11:45 PM delete

C:\Wndows\System32 has a typo - missing letter "i"

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Anonymous
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September 4, 2010 at 1:32 AM delete

Thank you. Worked a treat first go!

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Anonymous
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September 12, 2010 at 5:38 PM delete

#1 works a treat thanks

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Anonymous
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September 29, 2010 at 2:19 AM delete

Solution 1 just fine...great..thanks

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Anonymous
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October 17, 2010 at 1:20 PM delete

Thank you sooooooooo much for this great help!

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Anonymous
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October 24, 2010 at 2:52 AM delete

Squeezing Pennies From Paupers?
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Most individuals, not being wealthy, shop for
the best price. If an individual purchases what
is believed to be a legitimate product at a low
price, should that individual be punished after
he has spent his money on a knockoff?

Uploading malware that displays messages of purchased software being in-genuine and that interferes with computer operation is meant to be punishing harassment. Is it morally correct for the richest man in the world, Bill Gates, to punish an individual on computer or otherwise simply because a knockoff was unknowingly purchased? Should Bill Gates be held personally responsible for such harassment?


It is Microsoft's responsibility to insure protection of their products in the market place. It is beyond the ability or responsibility of individuals to protect Microsoft's interests.

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Anonymous
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November 23, 2010 at 2:24 PM delete

Solution 1 rocks

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Anonymous
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January 4, 2011 at 7:24 AM delete

Anonymous: Yes,it did worked fine,thanks alot.

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Anonymous
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January 14, 2011 at 11:40 PM delete

BRILLIANT ,Solution 3 did the trick in a couple of minutes.
Thanks very much

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Joseph
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February 4, 2011 at 8:05 AM delete

Haja, I have to tell you, I spent several hours going thru all your posts! I absolutely love and appreciate your website. What I really appreciate the most is that you are very concise and explain things very simply and easy to understand. Your website is a wealth of knowledge and I've bookmarked it so I can continue to read all your blogs. I hope you never remove this from the web. Thank you so much, again, my friend! I wish you the best!

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Anonymous
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February 4, 2011 at 12:14 PM delete

I don't have any of the files you mention...the OGA files or the KB949810. I just can't get past the activation process. Obviously MS has been working hard on Office 2010 to make it crack proof.

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bench3.com
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February 4, 2011 at 6:35 PM delete

Many thanks for your appreciation Joseph. Also I thank you for spending your time and writing a comment here!

Have some great time!

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bench3.com
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February 4, 2011 at 6:37 PM delete

Obviously! But the KB files are the updates from Microsoft. And if you installed Office, surely you will be having its Application files. I cant understand what you say by " i dont have any of the files" you have to check the article step by step friend!

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Anonymous
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June 5, 2011 at 1:32 PM delete

OMG! finally found a solution that works. Bravo and thank you plenty!

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June 5, 2011 at 9:12 PM delete

Nice to know it worked for most! and thanks for your time in writing a comment on bench3! always welcome!

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Anonymous
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July 7, 2011 at 5:41 AM delete

Solution #2 worked perfect for me!! Thanks a milly!

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Anonymous
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July 18, 2011 at 7:10 PM delete

solution three is no good the file is a trojan virus, according to norton thousands have downloaded this file!

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July 18, 2011 at 8:42 PM delete

Since bench3 does not host any files on our server. We cant comment on what you have downloaded! sorry for the trouble. When solution two can do the trick for most of the people, i guess that will help you!

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Malasky
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September 6, 2011 at 2:02 AM delete

Haja, could it be that Anonymous (Feb 4, 2011, 12:14pm) can't find the files you mentioned as he has Office 2010 Professional Plus? My wife has it on her laptop, and I couldn't find those files either.

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September 6, 2011 at 7:41 AM delete

Hello Malasky, Did u try using Administrator rights? If not, try it. Try to log into user account who has administration rights.

Remember to use an elevated command prompt if UAC is enabled!
Type in cmd in the Start menu.
Right-click the cmd.exe element that shows up.
Select Run as Administrator.
Answer Yes at the UAC prompt

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Malasky
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September 11, 2011 at 4:00 PM delete

Thanks Haja. I'll give it a go, and report back.

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Malasky
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September 12, 2011 at 3:12 PM delete

Hi Haja.
I've tried the above solutions without success. When I tried solution 1 I get a message saying that it can only uninstall currently installed products. Solution 2 brings back no search results in the registry editor, and Solution 3 doesn't bring back any of the OGA files in the Windows System 32 folder. I've searched the Updates application for the KB949810 Update, and I can't find that either. I've tried the solutions running everything as administrator, but still no luck. I'm now properly confused and frustrated.

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September 14, 2011 at 4:30 PM delete

Hello Malasky, what version of Office you are using?

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Malasky
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September 14, 2011 at 11:12 PM delete

Haja, I'm using Office 2010 Professional Plus. Everything on it works, (print etc), but I can't seem to get rid of the annoying red bar at the top of the page telling me it's not activated, and I still get the reminder notices whenever I open up an Office application. (Word, Excel. Powerpoint etc)

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love2justice
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September 27, 2011 at 9:15 AM delete

I'm in the same boat with Malasky. I got the same results from all three methods. Trying to get rid of the notifications that show up every time I open an office product, along with the red bar at the top of the window.

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Anonymous
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December 19, 2011 at 1:37 AM delete

I'm in the same boat with Malasky. I got the same results from all three methods. Trying to get rid of the notifications that show up every time I open an office product, along with the red bar at the top of the window.

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Simi
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April 16, 2012 at 8:27 AM delete

Hi Haja,

None of the office 2010 works for me.

Now I cannot edit the files, all the toolbars are grayed out.

Can you help me to delete all the registry entries.

I can browse to HKCU->Softwares->microsoft->office->14.0 and deleted it but it did not work

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pachie
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June 17, 2012 at 9:41 AM delete

is it safe to update ms office even if I don't have a genuine copy of it? I just found a serial key from the internet and pasted it.

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mero prayas
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November 13, 2013 at 9:44 PM delete

but i prefer kms activator rather than ur tricks

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mero prayas
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November 13, 2013 at 9:48 PM delete

but i prefer kms activator rather than ur tricks

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Anonymous
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June 23, 2014 at 4:49 AM delete

thanksa lot for your valiableinstrctions to overcome all windows prblims, thank you

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Enbee
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February 10, 2015 at 2:45 AM delete

Thanks a million for the useful solutions :)

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JC Klinger
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September 1, 2016 at 11:24 AM delete

W10 User and office 2010... None of these solutions worked for me...

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Anonymous
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September 21, 2016 at 2:46 AM delete

w7 user and office 2010 plus. Neither worked for me...

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