WGA and Activation Failures Don't Faze Redmond

Posted by Sander_Marechal on Jul 25, 2006 3:37 AM EDT
Gripelog; By Ed Foster
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While Microsoft insists that problems with the Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA) program are much overblown -- claiming last week that "only a fraction of a percent" of the systems that fail the WGA verification are actually legal -- Microsoft's customers keep saying otherwise.

A story about how WGA problems is driving at least one business owner to look into Linux. Interesting tidbit: apparently Microsoft is asking $149 if you wish to re-activate XP in a hurry and avoid the helpdesk hassles. - Sander

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