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Disable Windows® 7 genuine notification setting

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Why to disable genuine notification from your Windows 7 system? Read how to do it.

You may get some notification messages in the Windows 7 system sometimes. It may report you that the OS is not genuine. It comes as a result of some products in your system is not validated. If you have Automatic Updates turned on then this issues will not come. Otherwise, the notification will come when you select updates from Microsoft website. It may come as result of lack of permissions in the system registry. You may get annoyed with the frequent notifications and you need to disable it to get rid of the issue. For this, you can take some simple steps like disabling Plug and Play Policy, editing the registry and editing Group Policy Permissions.

Below mentioned are some steps to disable Windows 7 genuine notification setting on your computer:

  • Disable Plug and Play Policy
  • Using Registry Editor
  • Edit Group Policy Permissions

Disable Plug and Play Policy

You can try disabling the Plug and Play Policy to disable the genuine notification in Windows 7. For this, you need to determine the source of policy at first. This can be done with some simple methods. For this, you need to type rsop.msc in the ‘Run’ command box to open Resultant Set of Policy wizard. In the wizard, get System Services under the ‘Polices’ tab located in Computer Configuration. You can see the Group Policy is applying this setting in the wizard. To disable the policy settings, you need to change the setting to ‘Not Defined.’

Using Registry Editor

You can use the Registry Editor to disable the genuine notification in windows 7. For this, you need to open up the Registry Editor in the infected system by typing regedit in the ‘Run’ command box. Then, right click the key ‘HKEY_USERSS-1-5-20′ and then select its Permissions. Next step is to click the ‘Add’ button if the Network Service is not available in the system. Type Network Service and then click ‘Check Names.’ You need to then select the Network Service and ‘Grant Full Control’ and read permissions. After restarting the system, you will be prompted to activate the product and you need to complete the task.

Edit Group Policy Permissions

You can try editing the Group Policy Permissions to disable the genuine notification in windows 7. For this, you need to open the Group Policy as it was done in above steps. Open the corresponding settings and select the Edit Security option. You need to then click ‘Advanced’ button and in the ‘Advanced Security,’ click ‘Add’ and then add Service account for Plug and Play window. You need to then select Query status, Enumerate dependents, Interrogate, Query template, User-defined control and Read permissions in the Allow section. Next step is to run the gpupdate/force and verify if appropriate permissions are applied. With this, you will get the notification disabled.

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