I built a VM with an unused XP license I have using an
Is there a way to remove the warning message saying my install may not be genuine, and I need to "Get Genuine" from MS?
RemoveWGA will take care of it:
as mentioned in the description, WGA will be back with the next update. either disable automatic update and manually install crucial patches and updates (that don't require WGA) or contact Microsoft to sort out the the issue.
It's only bogus if you've honestly done nothing to break licensing rules and/or it isn't actually WGA but instead malware trying to get you to do something. I've not seen WGA give bogus "not genuine" messages, and contacting Microsoft is the best and easiest way of solving incorrectly licensed software.
As mentioned, RemoveWGA will get rid of the message, but that is not the solution - it only removes the message, doesn't solve the core problem. If this is a correctly licensed machine then you need to go through the Genuine Microsoft Software support to get it sorted. The mgadiag application they link to is good at explaining what license you have and why your software isn't passing WGA. If it's not correctly licensed then you can still go through that process and they'll sell you a license for the machine (or give you a free one if you're willing to tell them who gave you the dodgy license).