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  • i have 2x pc 1 is a laptop has genuine windows xp preinstalled registered properly . i also have a desktop had 98 pre installed, i purchased milenium upgrade (have certificates and reciepts) that was crap!!! crashed nearly weekly then i purchased xp upgrade that worked fine till i had hardrive fail and i changed from modem to broadband every time i upgraded my pc ie graphics card mother board,lan card ,processor, ram ect .had to call for new authorisation took 20 -30 mins for new key code via phone call, got sick of doing it so borght an other copy from computer fair which have run ever since, i have all my reciepts and licences to run windows xp on both my pcs and my 2 windows pdas but cant be bothered spending 20-30 mins on phone every time i upgrade my pc hardware so i run the copy. if you want to contact me i have all my validation certificates to hand have i done wrong JUDGE ME PLEASE!!! markgc65.
    Sunday, May 21, 2006 3:04 PM

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  • What question do you have related to the focus of this forum, which is troubleshooting and resolving issues with Windows Genuine Advantage?
    Sunday, May 21, 2006 6:35 PM
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  • i have just had a download from microsoft update saying my copy is not genuine which its not but i do have a genuine licence but running it there way is no use to me, i wouldnt be on this now except if i run it with genuine advantage software i get loads of hassle every time i upgrade. and also i feel putting this in with an update is wrong and it is like adding a spyware program through the back door like i said i have 2x pc and 2x licences but am running a copy software not from my genuine discs due to ease of use, not to get out of paying bill gates his chunk of cash!! so how do i get this message off my screen every boot up ???? and what is the windows genuine advantage???? cheers markgc65.
    Sunday, May 21, 2006 10:08 PM
  • Description of the Windows Genuine Advantage Notifications http://support.microsoft.com/kb/905474/

    Description of Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA) http://support.microsoft.com/kb/892130/en-us

    The Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA) program and Office Genuine Advantage (OGA) program are part of Microsoft's on-going effort to protect its customers and partners from counterfeit software and to increase customer awareness of the value of genuine Microsoft software. http://www.microsoft.com/genuine/downloads/FAQ.aspx?displaylang=en

    The Windows Genuine Advantage http://www.microsoft.com/genuine/downloads/whyValidate.aspx

    Global anti-piracy initiative ensures software authenticity, performance and support while providing ongoing system improvements. http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2005/jul05/07-25WGA1PR.mspx

     

    Sunday, May 21, 2006 10:53 PM
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