Sunday, March 14, 2010

To Disable and Remove Office Not Genuine Notifications

After installing Office Genuine Advantage (OGA) Notifications

(KB949810) from Windows Update
, OGA Validation will perform genuine test on installed Microsoft
Office XP, Office 2003, Office 2007 and Office 2010 software. If
Office product is validated as not genuine, “This copy of Microsoft
Office is not genuine” notification message will be displayed on
notification area (system tray), at splash screen during Office
program (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) startup, and at
Office’s toolbar or ribbon with extra “Get Genuine Office” tab or
KB949810 OGA Notifications update is designed so that end-user cannot
uninstall or removed the update using “Add and Remove Programs” or
“Program and Features” in the Control Panel, in a bid to encourage end-
users to buy genuine Microsoft products. But, if you’re a legit Office
users, and the OGA validation has returned false-positive result, use
the one of the following hacks to disable and remove Microsoft Office
not genuine notification messages displayed by OGA Notifications.
Note: Hack below simply remove and disable OGA Notifications so that
no notification message about Office not genuine is not displayed, and
works on most versions of OGA Notifications. It doesn’t crack or patch
OGA Validation component, OGACheckControl.dll, which does the
validation process to determine if the Office product is genuine or
STEP 1:Disable OGAAddin.dll from Loading with Office Applications
   1. Run Registry Editor (RegEdit.exe).
   2. Press Ctrl-F to open search box, and search for OGAAddin.connect
registry key.
   3. In the right pane, right click on Load Behavior and select
   4. Change the value data from 3 to 0.
   5. Repeat for each and every OGAAddin.connect found.
With this hack, Windows still treat OGA as installed, and will not
prompt user to install again.
STEP 2: Disable and Remove OGAAddin from within Office Applications
   1. Run one of the Office app such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint,
Outlook, Publisher and etc as administrator.
      Note: Open Windows Explorer, go to %SystemDrive%\Program Files
\Microsoft Office\Office12 (may be different depends on version of
Office installed and x64 OS uses Program Files (x86) folder), and
right click on Office app executable, e.g. winword.exe, excel.exe,
powerpnt.exe and etc to run as administrator.
   2. Go to Options (at the bottom of menu triggered by Office button)
-> Add-Ins.
   3. Select COM Add-ins under Manage drop menu list, and click Go.
4. Disable or remoev the OGAAdmin.
5.Repeat above steps for each and every Office applications installed.
STEP 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).
Delete the above files. It’s also possible rename the files so that
system cannot find them.
STEP 4: Remove OGAAddin.connect Registry Key in System Registry
Pretty much similar to method 1 and 2, but it’s quicker and will
complete remove trace of OGAAddin.connect from registry. Unlike hack
1, Windows Update may prompt you to install again.
   1. Run Registry Editor (RegEdit.exe).
   2. Go to each and every of the following registry keys, and any
other which contains OGAAddin.connect registry value sub-key:
   3. Delete the OGAAddin.connect registry value.
STEP 5: Properly Uninstall KB949810 OGA Notification via
Easy to uninstall. Just follow these steps:
   1. Go to C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download
\8998da55d52b36c0e98ba016ddd50de0\ folder.
      Note: The directory may be different, so if not found search for
   2. Extract with WinRAR (or using the Expand command
at command line) to get a file named OGANotifier.msi.
   3. Right click on OGANotifier.msi, and select Uninstall.
   4. Remember to block the update from been installed again in WU.

STEP 6:USE OGA Remoavl Tool

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