Microsoft should supply updates to all users (WGA or no-WGA)

It’s time for Microsoft’s policy of tying the availability of Windows Updates to Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA) validation to end. Brian Livingston had the following to say: First of all, a system that fails WGA is restricted in using Microsoft’s update and download sites. “WGA has a reputation for rating some PCs as unlicensed when in […]

It’s time for Microsoft’s policy of tying the availability of Windows Updates to Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA) validation to end. Brian Livingston had the following to say:

First of all, a system that fails WGA is restricted in using Microsoft’s update and download sites. “WGA has a reputation for rating some PCs as unlicensed when in fact they’re completely legitimate. For this reason, many people exit Windows Update at this point and turn off Automatic Updates (if it was enabled) rather than risk disabling their expensive computers.”

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