A new version of Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA) Validation Tool has been released since March 26, 2009 in order to check and verify that a Windows system is licensed and paid for before allowing it to download updates from official Microsoft servers. The WGA Validation version 1.9.0040.0 or appears to be the latest effort by Microsoft to fight counterfeit of still popular Windows XP operating system.

The new version of WGA ActiveX controls can be downloaded via updated WGA Notifications KB905474 setup installer, WindowsXP-KB905474-ENU-x86.exe.

User who fails the WGA validation test and cannot download updates or applications from Microsoft Download Center and Windows Update or Microsoft Update can download and apply the WGA component patch so that the system will be treated as authenticated, genuine and legally purchased software when validation is performed.

Download WGA Crack v1.9.40.0 (by Supremo Phantom): WGA_v19400.rar
Download WGA Crack v1.9.40.0 (by Deep Space 9): Windows.Genuine.Advantage.Validation.v1.9.0040.0.CRACKED-DS9.rar

Note: Download links remove due to Demand for Immediate Take-Down: Notice of Infringing Activity NoticeID:111634363242022708.

Supremo Phantom version of WGA crack is a standalone executable, while DS9 continues to use the batch script to apply the patch as with previous versions of WGA cracks.

After applying the WGA patch, any Windows system, regardless of authenticity, can access and download from Windows Update, Microsoft Update and Microsoft Download Center. There won’t be any notification nag screen or message that pops up too. WGA applies to Windows XP and Windows Vista, and likely Windows 7 in future too. Although WGA does not specifically target Windows 2000, Windows Server 2003 or the Windows 9x family, some downloads and non-critical updates from the Download Center for these operating system do require validation.