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Tired of constant wga updates - each with more in depth data collection and complex eula's RRS feed

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  • Yes, this is a troll post!

    I'm running several pc's in a household and I do quite a bit of work for family, friends, associates, etc, and I've had enough of the wga updates and conditions (eula's). Once a pc is validated that should be it imho. Not only have I been through several iterations via windows update, including some I've passed on and waited for the fallout to subside and be corrected, but also for ie7 and mp11.

    Enough microsoft - ALL will be knocked back in future both here, and via settings and education for all installs/reinstalls/builds/etc for friends and family and associates.

    You do not have enough sway with the benefits conferred by validating (ie7 is a joke vs firefox, 4 eg.) to convince anyone who cares.
    Friday, March 23, 2007 1:00 PM

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  • Passonit,

    WGA updates continually refine the effectiveness of the two programs (Validations and Notifications), not only in their ability to examine and classify whether an installation of Windows is genuine or not, but also in their ability to assist the user in resolving common problems that may have created a false positive report if those conditions were encountered with previous versions.

    Also, since new KeyGen keys are generated every day by pirates, because pirates are constantly tweaking their crack programs, and because Volume Licensing Agreements expire or are modified every day, the valid and nonvalid Product Key population is a moving target.

    It's curious that you find the EULAs so cumbersome.  The initial complaint at WGA rollout was that the EULA did not clearly state what was happening on the individual computer, so the EULAs were revamped to provide more information.  Perhaps this proves the old saying that you cannot please all of the people all of the time.

    WGA started out as, and remains, an opt-in program.  You do not have to install either WGA validations or notifications on any computer if you don't want to.

    Friday, March 23, 2007 3:50 PM