Windows Genuine Advantage 1.0 Goes Live

by Volker Weber

If you cut through all the "protect the customers" b/s, you get to important part:

Validation via WGA will be required for all customers using Windows Update, Microsoft Update for Windows content, and the Download Center (DC). Security updates remain available to all Windows users - with or without WGA validation - via the DC or Automatic Updates.

This is a good thing. Microsoft is providing support only to paying customers but they are providing security fixes to bootleg copies as well. This is a good measure to protect their business and also providing relief to those who suffer from insecure Windows installations.

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