Friday, August 29, 2008

Is Your Copy of Windows XP Pro Legal?

The Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA) Team announced that deployment of the latest version of WGA Notifications for Windows XP will begin this week. This particular update will include a couple of significant updates, the most interesting of which is the targeting of Windows XP Pro as the most pirated version.
  • This version of the WGA tool will be via the the Windows Update install prompt.

  • This release will be offered to Windows XP Pro as well as those using editions based on Pro code such as Tablet and Windows Media Center. The plan is to narrow the offering to Pro in future releases.
  • If Windows XP fails the validation, at the next logon, the desktop will be changed to a plain black and will include a "persistent desktop notification."
Read the complete story and see examples of the "persistent desktop notification" at Update to WGA Notifications for Windows XP Professional.

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