Microsoft provides end users with the instructions necessary to disable or remove altogether the WGA Notifications anti-piracy mechanism from Windows XP that is distributed during the pilot program. Microsoft says that the general release build of WGA Notifications will automatically remove the version deployed in the pilot program. At the end of August 2008, Microsoft made available an update to WGA Validation and WGA Notifications for Windows XP (including SP3).
These instructions have not been tested on the general release version of the WGA Notifications. Therefore, these instructions are not supported. Microsoft will offer the general release version of WGA Notifications to users who uninstall the pilot version at a later date. These users will obtain the general release version through the Microsoft Automatic Update service.