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Microsoft Sued Over Windows Genuine Advantage


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#1 buttoni

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Posted 02 July 2006 - 11:02 AM

There have been so many feathers ruffled over Microsoft's latest Windows Genuine Advantage that finally someone in Seattle (not California as mentioned in topic header) is taking them on in court. You'd think MS would have learned something from the Sony Rootkit mess! Read all about it on DSL Broadband Reports forum yesterday:

http://www.dslreports.com/forum/remark,16402494

Edited by buttoni, 02 July 2006 - 11:15 AM.

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Posted 04 July 2006 - 11:23 AM

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Glad to see someone is finally standing up to them.

Edited by yano, 04 July 2006 - 11:25 AM.


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Posted 05 July 2006 - 07:28 AM

Second WGA lawsuit hits Microsoft

Another lawsuit involving Microsoft's controversial antipiracy program was filed in Seattle...The suit alleges WGA is spyware and that Microsoft misled consumers by labelling it as a critical security update. The plaintiffs maintain Microsoft did not make users aware that WGA frequently contacted its central servers...


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Posted 09 July 2006 - 05:12 PM

One of the things that bothers me is that this Genuine Advantage/Notification stuff matches the Windows to a particular serial number hard drive. That means that when you replace a dead hard drive, reinstall Windows, you would then be told your Windows is illegal because the HD serial number isn't the one WinGenuineAdvantage has for it? I guess it would be impossible to differentiate between a reinstall on new HD by the same owner and an illegal one by the same owner or a crook. There's no way MS is going to get people to ditch their pc just because they lost a hard drive! They'll just not buy pc's with Windows pre-loaded! Wonder how the hard drive manufacturers feel about all this?

Edited by buttoni, 09 July 2006 - 05:16 PM.

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