WGA and Activation Failures Don't Faze Redmond

By | 2006/07/26

Yet another story of Windows Genuine Disadvantage screwing the honest customer:

While Microsoft insists that problems with the Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA) program are much overblown -- claiming last weekthat "only a fraction of a percent" of the systems that fail the WGAverification are actually legal -- Microsoft's customers keep sayingotherwise. What's worse, the WGA false negatives are leading toincreasing number of situations where customers run afoul of XP'sproduct activation, leaving them to beg Microsoft and/or their PCvendor to help.

Read more in detail at InfoWorld.