Sunday, August 26, 2007

Problems with Windows Genuine Advantage authentication

Yesterday I started reading reports on the Net about people experiencing problems with Windows Genuine Advantage authentication. Users of both Windows XP and Windows Vista were saying that they could not validate their installations using WGA, and one person even said that his installation was invalidated by the service.

Sources at Microsoft say the company is aware of a major WGA server outage affecting users across the globe. The Windows Genuine Advantage support forum has exploded with complaints, as a result, and Phil Liu, WGA project manager, says that he won't sleep until the problem is fixed. Windows Vista and XP are affected, 32- and 64-bit versions.

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