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Author Topic: Problem Windows Genuine Advantage  (Read 3365 times)

Cpilot

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Problem Windows Genuine Advantage
« on: August 25, 2007, 03:13:28 PM »
Microsoft's WGA not validating

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Started seeing this being reported around the web. OS's affected are WinXP and Vista.

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Re: Problem Windows Genuine Advantage
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2007, 03:34:50 PM »
Wonderful! Thanks for alerting us to this, cpilot  :Thmbsup:. I guess the best advice right now is to stay away from any downloads/installations that require WGA do its thing; it's too risky right now.
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Re: Problem Windows Genuine Advantage
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2007, 05:14:14 PM »
Wonderful! Thanks for alerting us to this, cpilot  :Thmbsup:. I guess the best advice right now is to stay away from any downloads/installations that require WGA do its thing; it's too risky right now.
There's supposed to be a fix by Tuesday (Sept. 28) but then again by what I'm reading M$ isn't sure what the problem is....so who knows?

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Re: Problem Windows Genuine Advantage
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2007, 08:02:31 PM »
This is possibly a more recent update from the source linked above.

Update: Word from Microsoft is that this problem has been fixed, and all users affected should revisit the WGA site and re-validate. There's no explanation as to why Microsoft was originally telling people to wait until Tuesday, but the good news is that the problem has been solved.

Thanks for the heads up Cpilot.

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Re: Problem Windows Genuine Advantage
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2007, 08:35:10 PM »
This is possibly a more recent update from the source linked above.

Update: Word from Microsoft is that this problem has been fixed, and all users affected should revisit the WGA site and re-validate. There's no explanation as to why Microsoft was originally telling people to wait until Tuesday, but the good news is that the problem has been solved.

Thanks for the heads up Cpilot.

Correct. Read Microsoft Technical Support Furum.

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Re: Problem Windows Genuine Advantage
« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2007, 08:35:59 PM »
This is possibly a more recent update from the source linked above.

Update: Word from Microsoft is that this problem has been fixed, and all users affected should revisit the WGA site and re-validate. There's no explanation as to why Microsoft was originally telling people to wait until Tuesday, but the good news is that the problem has been solved.

Thanks for the heads up Cpilot.
Caught it before I did.  :D

Thanks for the update.

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Re: Problem Windows Genuine Advantage
« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2007, 05:55:20 AM »
Heh, still no update on what happened. Yay WGA.
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Re: Problem Windows Genuine Advantage
« Reply #7 on: August 28, 2007, 04:26:34 AM »
Heh, still no update on what happened. Yay WGA.


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