Microsoft blames human error for WGA glitch

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Microsoft blamed human error for a Windows Genuine Advantage problem that identified legitimate Windows users as pirates last week. According to Alex Kochis, Microsoft senior product manager for WGA, new software was accidentally loaded onto...

Technician's error wipes out data for state fund

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Perhaps you've experienced that sinking feeling when a single keystroke accidentally destroys hours of work. Now imagine wiping out a disk drive containing an account worth $38 billion. That's what happened to a computer technician...

Microsoft says sorry for AntiSpyware error

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Microsoft has publicly apologized and compensated Web directory Startpagina.nl, one of MSN's main competitors in Holland, after the software giant's anti-spyware product incorrectly flagged the site as malicious. A Microsoft representative confirmed...

Passport ID Technology Has High Error Rate

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The State Department is moving ahead with a plan to implant electronic identification chips in U.S. passports that will allow computer matching of facial characteristics, despite warnings that the technology is prone to a high...

Messenger outage caused by human error

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Technicians were installing routers to upgrade the .Net Messenger service, which underlies both Windows Messenger and MSN Messenger. The technicians incorrectly configured the routers. Service was out from 9 am to 2 pm Eastern time...

Error hampers Amazon's free shipping

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Amazon.com over the past week charged thousands of its customers for "free" shipping and did not apply discounts they were supposed to receive, the e-commerce giant said Thursday. The company began notifying affected customers Wednesday,...

WMP9 Fix for wmadmod.dll error

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Thanks Windows XP Stuff for this one. Many people have upgraded to Windows Media Player Series 9 only to find compatibility problems. Blistering-Games is the only known place that provides a fix to the wmadmod.dll...

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