Resolve the issue when Windows® Genuine Advantage installation hangs
What are tips to fix the issues which causes Windows genuine advantage(WGA) installation to hang?
Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA) is an anti-piracy system created by Microsoft for protecting its customers and partners from counterfeiters. WGA differentiates the value of genuine Windows software from counterfeit software. Windows Genuine Advantage allows you to download and install latest security updates from Microsoft. After the installation of Windows Genuine Advantage, it will check if the products of Microsoft which you are installed in your computer is genuine or not. If your products pass this checking, it will be able to download updates from Microsoft. In the installation procedure of Windows Genuine Advantage some users are facing several problems. Windows Genuine Advantage installation hanging is one of the main problems. This hanging of WGA’s installation may happen due to many reasons. If any program in your computer blocks Windows Genuine Advantage from connecting to the Internet, the installation will fail. Mainly malware are the programs that prevent the installation procedure of WGA and makes it hangs during the installation. Sometimes the installation will hang due to the problem in the registry entries. This registry entry problem mainly will cause due to the attack of malwares in your computer. These malwares will change the window Registry entries so that Windows security may not find them. And this will cause the hanging of Windows Genuine Advantage installation.
The following information helps you to know more about the tips to fix Windows Genuine Advantage installation hanging issues:
- ActiveX Controls
- Checking threats
- Registry Modification
ActiveX is a set of object-oriented programming to load other software applications in the browser. Hanging is the result of Windows Genuine Advantage installation if the ActiveX control of Windows Genuine Advantage Validation Tool is disabled. For activating the ActiveX, open Internet explorer. Go to 'Internet options' and click on the 'Programs' tab. Select 'Manage Add-ons' button. Find the 'Windows Genuine Advantage Validation Tool' and click on it. Verify the Add-on is enabled. If it is not enabled, click 'Enable' and 'Ok' twice to exit back to Internet Explorer. This will fix your problem.
If in your computer malicious program are installed, it will make the installation procedure of Windows Genuine Advantage hang. So before installing Windows Genuine Advantage check your computer for malicious threats. You can use a security tool for the checking this threats. After scanning your computer with an updated security program install Windows Genuine Advantage. This will fix the hanging problem.
For solving the Windows Genuine Advantage installation problem using the registry, open the registry interface. Expand HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT in the interface. And by locating the suitable sub key for the permission of Windows Genuine Advantage installation, you can fix the hanging issue. Modifying the registry is a risky process as it can cause high damage to your Operating System.
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