Do I detect a whiff of desperation?
Or is it a complete coincidence that so soon after MS launched Windoze Vaster, the Microsoft update tool has mysteriously metamorphosed into the MS WGA validation tool?
I dont like WGA, for good reason, not because I use pirated software.
However, last time I booted into winblows on my laptop, I was asked to install the latest version of "windows update", which surprise, surprise, was actually the "windows genuine advantage Validation tool".
I canceled it immediately.
The problem is that the MS tools are woefully inaccurate, we have several IBM laptops, purchased over the last 3 years, and One of them now is demanding activation via phone after a HDD upgrade, despite a perfectly good license, another is telling us it has a pirated copy of windows, even though it still has the same configuration and windows install that came with it.
Maybe we're just unlucky, but WGA has about a 20% failure rate on our XP PCs.
I just wish I could move more of them to Linux.
The sig between the asterisks is so cool that only REALLY COOL people can even see it!