WGA Notifications update

Summary:Microsoft has released an update to the Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA) Notification tool.

Microsoft has released an update to the Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA) Notification tool.  This update introduces a new result category for results which are inconclusive.

Here's the scoop.

In addition to delivering the latest anti-piracy capabilities, this update incorporates customer feedback to improve the user installation and validation experience. There is a new wizard that improves the installation experience, and provides more information on how the program works, what the results mean and the benefits of using genuine Windows. There is also a new result category (in addition to genuine and non-genuine) that lets users know if the validation result was indeterminate and provides them with resources to troubleshoot the problem and learn more about the results.

This update will initially be available for download on www.microsoft.com/genuine, www.microsoft.com/downloads, and through Automatic Updates for a limited set of four known compromised product keys. The opt-in update will be rolled out worldwide through Automatic Updates over the next several weeks and months. Microsoft plans to update the Windows XP WGA Notifications tool every 90-120 days as part of its commitment to continually evaluating and adapting to changes in software piracy.

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If you want to see this update in action, you can download it from the Microsoft web site and take it for a spin.  If you are currently having WGA issues and you think that your key is genuine, then this update might be helpful.

Topics: Microsoft

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