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WGA Notifications

Updated WGA Notifications - November 06
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  • The first screen in the Wizard provides an introduction to WGA Notifications.
  • It clearly explains the benefit, and the possible consequences if the system is non-genuine.
  • Offers optional automatic installation of future updates with no interruptions.
  • Clicking “Cancel” prevents installation of the update.

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  • WGA Notifications previously installed with license screen opt-in only; customers asked for more detailed information.
  • New screen provides full license to read, plus link to privacy statement, option to print.
  • If user wants to install, they click “I Agree” and “Next”.
  • If user does not want to install, they click “I Do Not Agree” or “Cancel”.

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  • Users now receive immediate feedback on whether validation was successful.
  • Previously, they had to wait until the system rebooted - Reboots no longer required.
  • Users receive notice that validation may be required in the future

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  • If validation can’t be completed due to a local system error or network error, the following notification is displayed.
  • Full details & troubleshooting options are a click away.

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  • Systems that fail validation receive notification that their copy of Windows “did not pass genuine validation” and they may be a “victim of counterfeiting”.
  • User can click on the message to learn more (see next slide), including the following options:
    • Qualify to receive a free replacement (high-quality counterfeits qualify)
    • Purchase a genuine Windows key online
    • Troubleshoot further

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  • When a user clicks to learn more, they are taken to a customized Web page
  • They have several options:
    • Learn what caused the failure
    • Purchase a genuine Windows key online
    • Troubleshoot further
    • Learn more about the risks of running non-genuine Windows, and how to protect yourself

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