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Unread 21-09-2007, 11:02 PM   #1
Brody
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Remove a pop up message when starting computer

I am running XP Pro edition, and whenever I turn on the computer, a legal
notice was put on the computer. Is there any way I can remove this notice or
at least keep it from popping up? Thanks.
 
Unread 22-09-2007, 12:00 AM   #2
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Re: Remove a pop up message when starting computer

Brody wrote:

> I am running XP Pro edition, and whenever I turn on the computer, a legal
> notice was put on the computer. Is there any way I can remove this notice or
> at least keep it from popping up? Thanks.


Could you tell us what the notice says?
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Unread 22-09-2007, 02:08 AM   #3
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Re: Remove a pop up message when starting computer

"Brody" wrote ...
> I am running XP Pro edition, and whenever I turn on the computer, a
> legal
> notice was put on the computer. Is there any way I can remove this
> notice or
> at least keep it from popping up? Thanks.



The legal notice is placed on the screen by policies in your company's
domain. It is their property. You don't get a choice. If it
interferes with a required login procedure that continue through a
login without the interfering legal prompt screen (which hangs at that
point waiting for user input) then you will need to discuss the
problem with your manager and your IT department to see if you can
have your account placed in a special group where policies for that
group do not include the legal prompt screen.

 
Unread 22-09-2007, 04:04 AM   #4
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Re: Remove a pop up message when starting computer

Correct, but the company sold the computers to several of us, and reimaged
the disk. However, they did not remove the notice, and our IT folks have told
us they are too busy right now to worry with the notice.

"VanguardLH" wrote:

> "Brody" wrote ...
> > I am running XP Pro edition, and whenever I turn on the computer, a
> > legal
> > notice was put on the computer. Is there any way I can remove this
> > notice or
> > at least keep it from popping up? Thanks.

>
>
> The legal notice is placed on the screen by policies in your company's
> domain. It is their property. You don't get a choice. If it
> interferes with a required login procedure that continue through a
> login without the interfering legal prompt screen (which hangs at that
> point waiting for user input) then you will need to discuss the
> problem with your manager and your IT department to see if you can
> have your account placed in a special group where policies for that
> group do not include the legal prompt screen.
>
>

 
Unread 23-09-2007, 09:58 AM   #5
VanguardLH
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Re: Remove a pop up message when starting computer

"Brody" wrote ...
> Correct, but the company sold the computers to several of us, and
> reimaged
> the disk. However, they did not remove the notice, and our IT folks
> have told
> us they are too busy right now to worry with the notice.



If they did not provide a legal CD for the Windows install (so you can
wipe the partition and do a fresh install) then you did not get the OS
with the hardware purchase. You got the hardware which include a
polluted hard drive. Many companies ***** up in what they sell to
their employees. My aunt bought a computer from her company
(Medtronics) whose IT department did the imaging and advertised the
sale to include Windows - but they did not include a legal license and
she return the computer for a refund (and Medtronics had to make
restitution to all other buyers). The company is not allowed to
distribute individual licenses outside of their organization from
their volume license. Did they go buy individual retail or OEM
licenses to then sell to along with the hardware? If so, you have the
install CD so you could do the fresh install yourself. You wouldn't
want their image, anyway, since it could contain programs for which
you do not have a legal license.

Since they sold you a used computer and which you are then not
operating on their domain, their policy won't affect your computer
running at home. Using a policy is the typical method of issuing the
pre-login legal screen. Maybe they used a startup or logon script to
display a file that they would have had to leave on your host to
display its content. That would mean you could do a search for files
with that content, and then search in the registry where they read
from it.

Logon scripts would be listed under the user account info. Startup
scripts could be several places in the registry. You could use
SysInternals' AutoRuns to go digging around in the registry in the
various startup locations there.

 
 

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