Windows Genuine Advantage Validation Tool and Notifications, which is previously been released as KB892130 and KB905474, has been repackaged and released in new version as KB905474 version (or file version 1.8.0031.9). The v1.8.31.9 of WGA Validation components carries the same change introduced by Microsoft since WGA version, that is the new anti-piracy experience for non-genuine Windows user with blackout or blank desktop background with persistent watermark on bottom right corner of desktop, in addition to usual annoying nag warning message on logon and pop up bubble notification.

WGA version is officially rolled out by Microsoft on September 23, 2008 via Windows Update and Microsoft Update, and the standalone version of installer is available for download on Microsoft Download Center (direct download link to WindowsXP-KB905474-ENU-x86-Standalone.exe).

However, as usual, hacker has managed to crack the latest version of WGA anti-piracy mechanism again, based on the basis crack which been hacked by ETH0. The cracked version of three WGA v1.8.31.9 component files, namely LegitCheckControl.dll, WgaLogon.dll and WgaTray.exe, will allow non-genuine and pirated Windows user to access and download hotfixes and updates from Windows Update, Microsoft Update and Microsoft Download Center with 100% success rate, and no longer been bombarded with nag screens.

Download Windows.Genuine.Advantage.Validation.v1.8.31.9.CRACKED.rar

To install the crack, just run installer.bat batch script command file from command prompt. Or, manually copy LegitCheckControl.dll, WgaLogon.dll and WgaTray.exe from unpacked folder into C:\Windows\System32\ and C:\Windows\System32\DllCache folders. Reboot PC after patching.

Other options available are:

installer.bat /u – uninstall the crack
installer.bat /c – cleanup old cracked files

Note that by running the installer as usual, it will remove old backup files, create new backup files and install new cracked files. WGA crack is the lazy workaround to non-genuine issue. The better alternative is to make Windows genuine.