Nov 6, 2009
MDL Editorial Team

RemoveWAT or Chew-WGA “Bypass Activate” Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 Forever (Loader Alternative to Remove & Disable Activation Technologies)

Despite already has perfect and reliable Windows 7 activation crack based on royalty-OEM mechanism, hackers have managed to come out with a new activation crack method as an alternative to BIOS loader and OEM BIOS mod, which effectively bypass the activation requirement of the installed Windows 7 system, by removing and disabling Windows Activation Technologies (WAT).

The hack works to “activate” Windows 7 by bypassing activation altogether, and thus does not require any product key. Previously in Windows Vista, the attempt to permenantly bypass Windows Vista activation by stopping activation grace period countdown timer has been unsuccessful and foiled by Microsoft with anti-crack update.

In Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2, hackers attempt to block access of Windows Activation Technologies, comprising of SPP (Software Protection Platform) and SLC (Software Licensing Client), which manages and handles licensing and activation matters on the operating system to the core components or files which are required for its operation. By blocking, preventing, removing and disabling access to or loading of the activation and licensing related system files, SLUI will fail to start, causing activation been circumvented and Windows does not need to be activated anymore, for forever and permanently.

For example, the commands that been used to restrict access to Windows Activation Technologies (WAT) system files are:

takeown /F %WINDIR%\System32\sppcomapi.dll
icacls %WINDIR%\System32\sppcomapi.dll /deny *S-1-1-0:F

Where sppcomapi.dll is the library which controls most of the SPP functions, so nullifying this DLL disables all activation and licensing related functions. And as the activation functionality is disabled completely, the activation grace period (for free evaluation) does not matter anymore, although it may still continue to counting down to 0 days.

The crack is possible probably due to leniency allowed on the part of Microsoft on activation mechanism to avoid getting too many false-positive or complaint on activation error. However, by disabling and turning off the activation component of Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2, after the free trial evaluation activation free period of 30 days is expired, nag screen to notify and remind user to run genuine Windows and activate Windows 7 may appear from balloon tip at notification system tray, or when launching to run NotePad, WordPad, Calculator or even when opening Control Panel. Besides, there may be desktop watermark of this copy of Windows is not genuine appearing at four corners of the screen, and system cannot pass WGA (Windows Genuine Advantage) validation which requires prior to install non-critical updates from Windows Update and some certain programs in Windows 7, such as Microsoft Security Essentials.

Thus, various hackers have came up with tools or utilities which deals with all “side-effects” that follow after activation scheme in Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 is disabled and removed, so that Windows OS will continue to operate as it should (no automatic log off or shutdown), no nagging pop-up messages, no use genuine Windows or activate Windows now notification dialog box, and most importantly, pass WGA validation and permanently no product key required to activate the system.

Currently, two leading Windows 7 non-loader crack is RemoveWAT and Chew-WGA. Both tools initially start with different approach, but have since used rather similar crack method, as bugs are discovered and fixed. Another crack tool, Win7X Genuine Updates (Win7XGU) does not fully automate the process by requiring users to perform several steps to get genuine status, further signifies how difficult for hackers to tamper with Windows licensing system.

RemoveWAT

RemoveWAT

RemoveWAT, developed by Hazar and nononsence is a Windows 7 crack that completely removes Windows Activation Technologies from the system so that users can validate the illegal pirated copies of Windows 7 as genuine status (some reported as “Tampered Binary” in MGADiag due to patching), forever and permanently. RemoveWAT supports both 32-bit (x86) and 64-bit (x64) and all editions of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2.

RemoveWAT, which has been refreshed to RemoveWAT v1.9, also stops sppsvc service and patches DLL files such as slwga.dll, sppcomapi.dll and systemcpl.dll, where the last one removes the whole Windows activation section from the Control Panel’s System Properties. RemoveWAT also support silent install with /s switch, and can be integrated to Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 installation DVD.

Chew-WGA

Chew-WGA

Chew-WGA is a similar Windows 7 crack which is designed to test the security resistance of various software protections built into Windows 6.1.x operating systems. It works by restraining certain components of the software protection platform. Other than restricting access to sppcomapi.dll file, Chew-WGA also patches many SPP related files.

Chew-WGA, which currently updated to Chew-WGA v0.9, will make the system to return activated status, and Windows is activated message is displayed in Control Panel’s System Properties.

As crack based on removal of activation component involves patching, changes and modification to many system files, it’s likely to be easily detected and nullified by Microsoft, especially in next WGA update or Service Pack 1 (SP1) for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. In fact, Software Protection Platform (SPP) has been effectively to counter unauthorized edit of system files, which may result in features or functionality of Windows been deactivated, reduced, disabled or removed, causing various error message when user wants to perform certain action. Thus, the cracks should never be executed on a system intended for continual use, and should only be used to extend the evaluation period to avoid reinstallation. In fact, to use Windows operating system any longer than 30 days, users should purchase a license.

Disclaimer: This article is for informational and educational purpose only.

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  • pactimbom

    po meu pc do nada comecou a parese quando desliga uma parada preta falando que copia nao e legitima ai eu nao sei oq eu aperto em cancelar quando eu faco isso ai tela do pc fica toda preta da para ver nada menos a barra de tarefa eu nao sei oq fazer ses pode me ajuda?

  • dara

    Pls help

  • dara

    i has been to in stall server 2008R2 in System IBM server how can i crack

  • Hamed

    REMOVEWAT is Very Important for Us

  • tytutfr

    trytytrytrytry

  • Jack Sparrow

    Idiots, these are the worst cracks ever
    I recomend Windows loader
    eventually windows will have an update that will make “black screen” problem
    OS won’t even start

  • Johnley25

    Remove WAT finely works on my Windows 7 Ultimate..this software was great…thanks to the person who created this software..you're the man!!!!!

  • j d brown

    i dont like GOOGLE. Idont know where it came from. i want my computer home pge back

  • smile

    Fuck Microsoft nothing is impossible

  • Observer

    Nothing is really truly free in life. But in the world of OS, if you want good service with less stress and no cash, I recommend UBUNTU linux (current version 11.04).

    Otherwise, you have to pay to enjoy life.

    Goodluck!!!

  • cheknov

    download link is down right now, need a mirror

  • Paul

    Ever since I applied this fix (and I'm happy that it was available because my computer was nearly unusable), I have not been able to update any of my Windows components. Meaning that the automatic update does not work. Is there any way to do manual updates? If so, how?

  • Johnson

    I used removeWAT but after a while it comes right back with the "Windows is not genuine" window when I start up. FUCK!

  • bantu

    thank you very much now i know you people are really intellegent. thank you very much

  • Johnny Boy

    Thank You so much Herkie! I bought Windows 7 and they said the key was blocked. I couldn't return it so I didn't pay my money out in vain!

  • Meh

    Removewat is the only working crack at the moment but using it may cause Internet Security Essentials to stop working, as M$ security software relies on the one thing the crack removes. Long story short if you use Removewat than don't use security essentials.

    • Fred

      after run removeWat, can I download windows update or should ignore them?

  • Gil Stafford

    It amazes me how much trouble and man hours people go to , just to

    get one over on MS… wouldn,t it be just as simple and time saving to

    just buy a copy…

    • GG

      It's not getting one over on MS, it's a way of bypassing the myriad problems and annoyances that the entire concept of "activation" brings to the party. Windows is famous for suddenly deciding out of the blue that it's nongenuine and screwing up PCs, and when you are in charge of many PCs (and can't obtain a site license), it's a time-consuming royal pain in the ass to have to ring up Microsoft ten times a month just to beg them to allow you to use software you've already paid for.

      The whole idea that a manufacturer (or any third party) gets to have the slightest say in what you do with a product you already bought is just revolting. Deliberately crippling your computer because you're not jumping through their monkey hoops would be like Toyota suddenly deciding one day that cars with a flat tire won't even start, even if you've put in temporary liquid tire patch, reinflated the tire, and are driving a quarter-mile to the garage to buy and fit a new tire. "Tire reports it's flat – no starter motor for you!" Or if Burger King added an ingredient to their fries specifically to make you barf if you ate them with any other chain's burger.

      If you had to phone up the Coca-Cola company and spend five minutes arguing with an offshored script monkey before being allowed to open any can of Coke, despite having just shelled out to buy it, you'd pretty quickly start looking for ways to just be able to drink the damn thing. Or you'd switch to another brand – except that Windows doesn't have any significant competitors in the general market.

  • Steven Wright

    Remove WAT works because Microsoft allowed for the loopholes to exist. Clearly they knew that in order to get support for Windows 7 then needed the hacker/crackers who are on their computers most of the time to be able to crack it and thus use it so they can give it positive reviews. Windows 7 arguably is the best OS in a decade.

    • Will Turner

      Arguably, because actually if you look at windows vista and windows 7, they messed up royally on their dll repository system. The Winsxs folder perpetually increases in size without any safe way to remove old unneeded files.

      There are other things as well but its not worth going into.

  • jas

    plzzz help me out off this problem..i cant get any site to remove WAT

  • Herkie

    These are the symtoms I have discovered if you are flagged as a non-genuine user:

    1. The CPU usage is reduced to 50% capacity but it will not reflect on your performance monitor.

    2. Random system interrupts…induced. Some applications crash.

    3. Your internet flow is drastically reduced to 25%. Downloads and surfing suffers.

    I tried to download the Remove WAT but it no longer existed so I manually removed the WAT (Windows Activation Technologies) from my system. These are the steps I made:

    1. Uninstall the windows update KB971033 (look up Windows Update under "install updates") then hide or disable this update. My Update is gone completely from my systems if it turn up again, I will hide it. Do not set your update to automatic. I disabled it because I want to do it manually.

    2. Registry editing: this is tricky and dangerous. Edit your registry (RUN REGEDIT), Locate the key "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionWindows Activation Technologies" it vary with other computers but locate something similar nevertheless the word "Windows Activation Technologies" is used. If located delete the folder. I had a back up of my registry before this problem so I compared it and found out that this entry is completely new.

    3. Go the Task Scheduler under Administrative Tools in the Control Panel. Open the folder: Task Scheduler Library/Microsoft/Windows. Bunch of details there. Locate the folder "Windows Activation Technologies" and delete that entry.

    4. Restart the computer

    • Joy

      @ Herkie

      Thanks brother!

    • professorx

      Can you prove that?

    • Bubbles1983

      HELLO! THANK U SO MUCH FOR THE DETAILED INFO U PROVIDED, I’VE DONE EVERYTHING EXACTLY THE WAY U INDICATED AND IT DIDN’T WORK! I REALLY DON’T KNOW WHAT ELSE TO DO! CAN YOU HELP ME? I MIGHT BE DOING SOMETHING WRONG, BUT I DOUBT IT BECAUSE I DELETED EVERYTHING U TOLD US TO, N I KNOW FOR SURE IS DELETED CAUSE THE FOLDERS R NO LONGER THERE, JUST THE PROBLEM STILL THE SAME!!! THANX ONCE AGAIN!

    • ricky

      i deleted both these folders and the windows not genuine is still on my computer when i restart

  • Ubuntu

    Use ubuntu, problem solved .

  • SAJID

    NO ONE LINK IS WORKING PLEASE HELP ME PLEASE ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Sam

    But the main thing is, is it secure, what if the crack implans a keylogger in your pc. better buy the os than losing your bank account. but for others who are just normal pc users not concerned with opening sensitive documents or sites, this is the best method.

  • Prashant Pal

    very good softwear

  • Best Flash Diffuser

    Thanks for the information regarding RemoveWat. I tried nearly everything else and couldn't get rid of that darn Windows not genuine message. I spent an hour being transferred through the various Microsoft operators and prompts.

    I'm happy to say that the message is now gone.
    Thanks!

  • BRIAN MCSONDERVILLE

    ANYBODY WANTING TO HAVE WINDOWS ACTIVE AND THEY HAVE REMOVED THE WPA AND EVENTUALLY SOMEHOW EVEN IF U HAVE DELETED UPDATE 1033 IT SOMEHOW HAPPENS AGAIN WELL I KNOW THIS HAS HAPPENED TO ALOT OF PEOPLE AND THEY HAVE HAD TO DO IT ALL OVER AGAIN THE BEST WAY IS TO DELETE 1033 UPDATE THEN GO TO: START>SEARCH:SERVICES?GO TO WINDOWS UPDATE AND GO TO STOP BECAUSE IT WILL ALWAYS BE SET AS AUTOMATIC SO THIS MEANS ALL YOU NEED TO DO WHEN YOU WANT TO UPDATE IS GO TO START THEN SERVCES AND REACTIVATE IT AND YOU DONT HAVE TO UPDATE SO OFTEN ANYWAY SO ITS NOT ANY HASSTLE THIS IS JUST TO SAVE AND TROUBLE WITH DATA LOSS OR ANYTHING SO EASY U UPDATE ABOUT TWICE A YEAR SO MAYBE TWICE A YEAR U HAVE TO START IT THEN STOP AGAIN SO THERES NOTHING WRONG WITH THAT LOL FOR FREE WINDOWS WHY NOT

  • marko

    Chew-WGA 0.9 not work anymore,when i go to check originality.. any solution??

  • kiran

    i think this software might help

    http://hotfile.com/dl/94842825/e0b7c01/WIN7activa

    it removes the wat and u can den update online.

  • some guy

    RemoveWAT really works, so don't listen to anyone who says it doesn't!!

    • j d brown

      i want to get back to where i was before GOOGLE appeared

  • Rav

    I've downloaded WGA from microsoft while trying to get the XP Mode in Windows 7 Ultimate.

    I've spent hours to delete files manually and couldnt suceed.

    Finally found RemoveWAT and it worked well on my windows 7 ultimate. Great work and Thanks!

  • qcs

    Thanks a lot Guys. More energy, you're all great! My hero!

  • I do not want in the

    cw.exe activation were working perfectly.thank you. Are in china

  • Martins

    Ive been using the Chew tool for a year now. First the updates were working perfectly. Then they stopped. Then out of the the blue i was geting blue screens with the code NT evaluation something something (cannot remember the rest/full code). Since then ive been forced to run my pc with the date set to 2004, causing many websites to stop loading and many other applications/ security related actions to malfunction. Does anyone have a solution for this?

  • Gilberto

    let me give it a trial. I'll give out my comment when am convinced beyond any reasonable shadow of doubt.

  • Gilberto

    gil

    lemmi give it a trial. i'll b posting my comment when i am convinced beyond any reasonable shadow of doubt.

  • sir

    im impress a sofware that works thank you very much.ps this is the first comment i ever made on a software dat was free and dats works lol

  • toeringsandthong

    5TH REPLY @Kevin Bacon

    November 13th, 2009 09:47

    5

    BTW: I know from experience that it is possible to fool Windows Vista into thinking it is activated. I’m not sure how, but I know for certain that it is possible.

    Yeah i know from experience,But yet you dont know how,,whos the bonehead? You better you in the frigging mirror pal before you call ANYONE bonehead !

  • Hi

    Al who are trying to download this remove WAT please listen Carefully that this is just a fake software none of them can actually remove this

  • John Doe

    RemoveWAT allows to use Windows 2008 Server R2 forever and still get updates… I love it.

  • Help !!!

    CHEW – WGA uninstall failed

    Debug Notes ==

    =================

    MD5 Digests

    {component-4 MD5 mismatch, [e573bd9ab55c8e333c202b9e255f972e]

    MD5 digest issues detected: 1}

    • mbsjshad

      Have you found out what the problem was? Just started getting the same thing.

      • [email protected]

        removewat woks really great for me,but i have a question can i still get windows updates.and if a get a update to sp2 will it still work on sp 2?

  • otgoo1221

    post-2221

  • Sathika

    Chew WGA is working, there is no doubt on that, but the problem is most of anti virus softwares are identifying it's process as virus infection & it removes key files of the Chew WGA installation files.

    So we need to identify those files & add those to anti virus's exclusions list.

  • Peter

    Remove WAT DONT work in windows webserver 2008 R2. It removes the WGA (or so it seems) but windows still ask to be activated ??

  • how to remove windows genenuine from windows 2008 server??????????

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  • utsav

    will i be abl to update my windows after removing wat..??

  • Jim

    RemoveWAT work well on my windows 7 ultimate.Great Tool.

  • RockWin

    Remove WAT is working fine, Chew-WGA contain virus.

  • tunde

    pls i downloaded wat but when i run it prompt me dat microsoft wga notification is not currently active on my system. what should i do?

  • Kimura

    #2 is probably a butthurt Hazar or DAZ because Chew-WGA is definitely better.

  • Raul

    hey i installed that kb971033 update and i uninstalleed it and hid it and i ran remove wat am i suppose 2 be able to validate it online if so i cant. everytime i click validate it says this version not genuine and if i used security essentials it freezes. Also the update kb971033 reappeared before but i got it to stop reappearing today but I jus want to know when i run remove wat is it suppose 2 say genuine ?

  • rhon_29

    Hey, this Remove WAT is Work so fine~ thanks for Paul upload the Remove Wat (without Virus,Malware and trojan) Cool thanks of lot!!

    It really helps me to recover my win7 pro… thank you..

  • Lims

    Hey, this Remove WAT is Work~ thank for Paul upload the Remove Wat (without Virus,Malware and trojan) Cool thank of lot!!

    • Para

      Whats wrong with you all.
      Remove WAT and maybe not today or even a month but microsoft will block your updates

      Just use windows loader. it’s safe! it’s Reliable! It’s FREE!

  • Bob

    Works like a charm. Recommend it!

  • Nudevolleyballer

    You should learn to write English. Unable to understand what you are saying.

  • Anoymousss

    A trojan in the download links(comment)

  • Hi,

    I used Hazar's RemoveWAT some months ago and it did the job, and continues to work flawlessly. IMO Hazar is a life saver.

    I uploaded a known-clean (no malware, no trojans) copy of RemoveWAT 2.2.5.

    Link: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=TVILJI79
    Filename: RemoveWAT.2.2.5.Hazar.DM999.rar

    File size: 3.77 MB

    Someone please reciprocate the favour by uploading a clean copy of Chew WGA 0.9 or latest. Thanks!

  • Dark command

    the first one had trojan virus im sorry

  • Dark command
  • KJ

    I'm using factory-installed Windows 7. Downloaded the "update" to get rid of those errors but informed me that since I don't have the *Genuine Edition* of Windows, it didn't work. I don't have a choice but to use a patch!

  • aditzu

    RemoveWAT worked for me. I have windows 7 ultimate. Take it with confidence!

  • omar

    Congratulations are some badass but could not find it works great

  • Bo Ek

    It is really time to thank mICROSOFT for their efforts and move to something better and new.

  • jave

    Used RemoveWAT on fresh Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit install successfully as of 6th April 2010. All current updates have been applied (except Silverlight and Windows Live Essentials). Office 2007 also installed and updates applied (except Office Live add-in 1.4). No problems so far. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • jakhals

    Works Perfectly for me, THANKS

  • Lundse

    Works perfectly.. Så easy.. Amazing..

  • unzioto

    wheres a fu ck download…

  • kenny

    Works like a charm even today feb 28

  • ozone

    RemoveWAT worked for months until today when a nagging screen and watermark appeared. I've always had Windows Update disabled and as such, KB971033 has NOT been installed. Before today "computer properties" didn't even show anything WGA-related on the bottom but now it says I need to activate the bugger today and ofcourse I got the "not genuine" desktop watermark.

    Frankly, I'm pretty stumped…

  • alfred

    work perfect, thank you very much, without any problem!!!

  • shantanu

    Works Perfectly

  • Does this really works?

  • linux

    haha hazer's 14, the M$ are so shit kidz hck them!

    use linux, free urself, be linux, be wins##t fRee!!!

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  • Leigh

    As someone who had Windows 7 installed, and re-entered the code again (as instructed from Microsoft) only to have the OS deny me entry into it, ever again (had to buy a version of Vista (Chinese) to access my computer. All I can say is that after years of MS BS, anything that dumps on this rapacious and ethically challenged company is a good thing. After Vista and all the crap caused, they release a Vista Upgrade and call it the wonderful new OS Windows 7 and charge an arm and a leg. This is what Vista SHOULD have been…..

  • Chris

    Lol Anonymous youre a hero. And your karma just raised 10 points.

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  • Prize

    Wow its hard to believe that someone already hacked it.

  • I was wondering when these cracks/hacks would start to show up.

    Several years there was a hack to activate windows XP with javascript. You just made a simple HTML document, put the script into the file, then opened it with internet explorer – and your version of XP was activated.

    When windows 7 was released and people got their hands on it, I figured there was going to be all kinds of stuff released for it.

    The next hack to watch out for, is to upgrade the home version of windows 7 to the professional version.

    In the late 1990s there was a commercial product that changed NT4.0 Stand Alone servers into a Primary Domain Controller. It violated the microsoft license agreement, but people still bought it.

    In a nut shell, these hacks an cracks have always been around. Its just a big game of cat and mouse.

  • 90014

    Thanks for this article. I like to read about the cracks and MS patches. I'm not interested in doing any of this, but I love to have an idea what's happening.

    Thanks again.

  • B

    Your grammar is unbearably bad.

  • Kevin Bacon

    I know it is possible to fake activating Windows 7. My sister told me it is possible, and she should know, she is a dentist.

  • juan

    Did he died?

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  • yo mamma

    Could you people learn to write in proper English!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And don't hire people who can't take the time to learn to speak and type English properly.

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  • evilgood_pdx

    Don't use any tool that uses the above method – you will be patching forever. BIOS technique only..

    evilgood (Paradox)

  • jas

    "Anonymous

    November 10th, 2009 02:09

    2

    The Chew-WGA site does not work anymore. I contacted the host website and reported it as offering pirated software, which break the copyright laws. (and no, I don’t work for Microsoft, even if I’d like to…)"

    congrats, but you didnt accomplish anything.

    it's still downloadable from several sites.

    btw, dont break your arm patting yourself on the back. i'm sure you weren't the only one who reported it, ahole

  • Kevin Bacon

    BTW: I know from experience that it is possible to fool people into thinking some images are photoshopped. I’m not sure how, but I know for certain that it is some of the pixels.

  • jaycustom

    The guy who reported Chew-WGA is a fucking pussy bitch. I hate goodytwoshoes like you faggot! Go suck ur mamas titty

  • alapache

    Chew-WGA v0.9 a fonctionné sur mon HP pavilion

    avec Seven Ultimate….

  • Kevin Bacon

    BTW: I know from experience that it is possible to fool Windows Vista into thinking it is activated. I'm not sure how, but I know for certain that it is possible.

  • Kevin Bacon

    @Anonymous:

    Bonehead.

  • dark

    hi all

    my windows seven is activated

    how can i make it inactivated needing to activate?

  • Anonymous

    The Chew-WGA site does not work anymore. I contacted the host website and reported it as offering pirated software, which break the copyright laws. (and no, I don't work for Microsoft, even if I'd like to…)

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