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Anti-piracy tool confuses users

Discussion in 'General Marketing' started by temi, Jul 5, 2006.

  1. temi

    temi Facilitator Webmaster

    Windows XP is used in millions of homes and business
    An anti-piracy check for Microsoft Windows is causing problems for some users who are being told their copies of operating system XP are not genuine.
    The tool, called Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA), is aimed at cracking down on millions of illegal copies of Windows XP in circulation.

    The tool is downloaded and installed voluntarily but Microsoft has said it could become mandatory in the future.

    Blogs and forums have been hit with comments and queries about the tool.

    The tool was downloaded as part of a wave of security updates Microsoft offered to users. If it is not installed Windows XP will periodically remind people to download and run the program.

    full story: news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/5144698.stm

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