Microsoft Is Taking WGA To The Next Level


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hagjohn

I've reinstalled about 7 times and not once did I ever have to call. If it asks you to call... Just re-register (enter your name and address) again and it will activate.

Uh, yeah, it is a pain calling MS. I am not a criminal, and I don't like someone even hinting at the possible suggestion that I may even be a criminal. What? Were you raised to think that everyone's a criminal until judged not to be so in some kind of Orwellian nightmare? What sort of life is that? :rolleyes:

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nexus291

new version is out, & also on Windows Update there is a new update, WGA validation tooltip, but that tool tip is optional, i updated to the new version 1.5.526, everything is going fine

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hotdog666al

Once Vista comes out the Mac will be behind in features.

Except the Mac can now run Mac OS X, XP and Vista. :laugh:

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WGA Blows.

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-Anthony

Good thing Microsoft sent me a free copy of Windows Xp Pro. For reasons I have yet to figure out.

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chimera963

Except the Mac can now run Mac OS X, XP and Vista. :laugh:

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WGA Blows.

damn right! The mac now runs windows, linux and os x :p

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TheNay

new version is out, & also on Windows Update there is a new update, WGA validation tooltip, but that tool tip is optional, i updated to the new version 1.5.526, everything is going fine

That version has been out for over a week now :)

This is the evil update for you pirates, Windows Genuine Advantage Notification (KB905474)

The Windows Genuine Advantage Notification tool notifies you if your copy of Windows is not genuine. If your system is found to be a non-genuine, the tool will help you obtain a licensed copy of Windows.

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nekrosoft13
I've reinstalled about 7 times and not once did I ever have to call. If it asks you to call... Just re-register (enter your name and address) again and it will activate.

you sure about that? mine only worked about 2-3 times over the web, after that i had to call and talk to that damn machine, after another 2-3 times the machine kept transfering me to a live person that usally couldn't even speak english correctly.

I have 2 academic XP Pros and one XP Home OEM.

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DarkTorizo

This is the evil update for you pirates, Windows Genuine Advantage Notification (KB905474)

The Windows Genuine Advantage Notification tool notifies you if your copy of Windows is not genuine. If your system is found to be a non-genuine, the tool will help you obtain a licensed copy of Windows.

Speaking of... There is already a workaround on Bittorrent. lol.

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madnuke

I say we all club together with a paypal account to buy a corporate copy :laugh:

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XPGoD

It doesn't appear that this "Update" is that manditory...

You can UNCHECK the update from coming in...

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Julius Caro

What's everyone complaining about? It's not like you will be affected (unless you ARE running an illegal version of Windows, then you have no excuse for complaining :crazy: ). I know it's a hassle, heck I have to call Singapore everytime I install Windows in my computer, at least you've got Toll-Free numbers. I have to pay up to RM 30 on calls alone. I'm Malaysian and the nearest shop sells Windows XP Pro for RM 5 but I still went and bought the original one which costs RM 500. It is a lot of money here but I prefer original than pirated especially considering the fact that if you buy the pirated copy, you're committing a crime :yes: . I believe it is a good move by Microsoft and I applaud their decision, though I hope it will be a smooth transition.

PSG22

Well excusme, I run 4 legal versions of windows and I DO complain. I just hope this thing doesnt attempt to validate without my knowledge. If I ever need something from windows update or whatever, I will validate it.. See, it's more like a matter of privacy to me. Microsoft wants to know if my version of windows is legit? Then they better come and check those damn stickers themselves.

As I said, I don't know if this WGA attempts to validate without the user knowing it...

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Julius Caro

I now own all my copys of XP since I've got the cash to do it... before.. I was just to damn poor lol

then again.. it's alot easer to install a cracked version then a legit version.. and thats just damn sad

Exactly, I betcha this is going to end up beeing more annoying to those running legit versions than those who just find their way around it.

Sad, but true :p

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Gary_Player

Does it just validate windows? I'm wondering if they'll move into validating other MS software as well... office, streets and tips, encarta, and whatever else

I'm guessing this is just pre-game for whatever they're planning to do with Vista...that doesn't bode well for users - Vista is ugly looking enough without having to deal with *bong* ValidateMe? *bong* ValidateMe? flashing in your ****ing face everytime you try to do something

Yes, WE as powerusers can all disable the annoying little popups but ma and pa average computer user type folk arn't going to know you can do that

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Nexus-

People will crack this for sure i bet

It was cracked months and months ago. In fact its as simple as "uping" the version number on a certain dll that has been cracked and it continues to work. It suprises me how many times i have had to "up" that version number and yet it still works.

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DarkTorizo

I say we all club together with a paypal account to buy a corporate copy :laugh:

The Neowin Corporate Edition. :D

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dlorenzo

The Neowin Corporate Edition. :D

Count me in!!

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Kaidiir

Yes because clicking "Activate Windows" with your mouse is too damn hard.

Get over your stupid mac already. Nobody cares.

Macs are way overrated. Once Vista comes out the Mac will be behind in features.

There are going to be Direct 3D 10 games at E3 and there are going to be all kinds of applications

opening up with .NET and Windows Presentation Foundation to be even caring about the Mac.

Apple should start getting ready to make windows apps.... oh wait they already do!

hahaha THANK YOU :D

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JMoney

The Neowin Corporate Edition. :D

Count me in too.

Also, Microsoft knowledge base article says that it can be removed in Add/Remove programs. Even the most novice user will be able to cut it off. Seems pointless to me.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/905474/

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fragmore

If you buy Windows you have no problem.

If you have not paid then you should be incarcerated.

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Xab

If you buy Windows you have no problem.

If you have not paid then you should be incarcerated.

I agree. Heck, we should just do like Saudi Arabia and cut off people's hands for stealing Windows. Microsoft doesn't make enough money as it is.

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theyarecomingforyou

If you have not paid then you should be incarcerated.

Yeah, in prison along with all the other serious offences like public nudity and speeding; you might as well free all the wife beaters to make room. :rolleyes:

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manifesto

Count me in too.

Also, Microsoft knowledge base article says that it can be removed in Add/Remove programs. Even the most novice user will be able to cut it off. Seems pointless to me.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/905474/

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markjensen
Yes, WE as powerusers can all disable the annoying little popups but ma and pa average computer user type folk arn't going to know you can do that
Ummm... yeah. :unsure:

They are the ones who buy from Dell and such. Even those that buy from a local store can call up the people they purchased from and get walked-through. Or contact Microsoft, if the business is "shady".

It isn't going to be the end of the world, even for "average grandma & grandpa" types.

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devish

Yes because clicking "Activate Windows" with your mouse is too damn hard.

Get over your stupid mac already. Nobody cares.

Macs are way overrated. Once Vista comes out the Mac will be behind in features.

There are going to be Direct 3D 10 games at E3 and there are going to be all kinds of applications

opening up with .NET and Windows Presentation Foundation to be even caring about the Mac.

Apple should start getting ready to make windows apps.... oh wait they already do!

This guy obviously never tried 10.4 :sleep: even Pauly admits that MS copies various features from Mac ... oh and remember... 10.5 is just on the horizon :whistle:

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fAlCoNNiAn

The Neowin Corporate Edition. :D

how much does a VLK license cost?

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