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Disable Office Genuine Advantage Notifications (KB949810)
*Note - Here are 5 more hacks to resolve this problem.

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 element.

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 hack to disable Microsoft Office not genuine notification messages displayed by OGA Notifications.

Note: Hack below simply disables 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 not.

Hack:  Disable OGAAddin.dll from Loading with Office Applications

OGAAddin.dll (and OGAVerify.exe) is a few files that been installed by OGA Notifications. OGAAddin.dll allowed OGA Notifications to install as an add-in to applications in Office productivity suites to display not genuine reminder message to illegitimate and illegal copy of Office. By stopping the OGAAddin load behavior and preventing OGAAddin.dll from loading, the Office Genuine Advantage Notifications message can be suppressed.

1.Run Registry Editor (RegEdit.exe).
2.Press Ctrl-F to open search box, and search for OGAAddin.connect registry key.
*Note - Just skip the finds that do not have the "Load Behavior" displayed in the right pane.
             Press F3 to continue searching
3.In the right pane, right click on Load Behavior and select Modify.
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.
 

 

 

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