posted on Mar, 11 2009 @ 11:00 AM
WGA is a PITA and many have problems with it.
The main problem is that you have few options if you want to keep your Windoze updated.
"Patching" your WGA is a violation of your contract for using windows, and only works until the next WGA update sneaks into your system, as
sometimes it is just called a "critical update".
Are you positive all your Microsoft programs are legit? Didn't buy a cheap copy of Office or Flight Sim or some other off ebay or garage sale?
Didn't sell off your install copy? System built by a reputable dealer who uses legit software and only one copy of Windoze per machine, or has a
valid multi install oem key?
I would argue that if you have completely legal copies of all your M$ software and can't get satisfaction from M$ support, hacking your own would be
proper. Micro$oft, however, doesn't see it that way though.
There are uncounted ways around WGA, but a discussion of them, or any instructions would be a violation of numerous TOS's, and even possibly be
opening anyone or any site to "terrorism" charges under the new laws regarding "cyber terrorism".
Silly, but true.
Anyone who can type can use google to find anything.
On another note, as a beta tester for "Se7en" I can say it looks like M$ has fixed Vi$ta, as IMHO, it is just Vi$ta that works. I am currently
running the 64 bit Ultimate version, and it is very fast, not as resource hungry as vista or xp, runs both 32 and 64 bit versions of software
concurrently without slow downs or crashes, and really doesn't have many incompatibilities with drivers, as it is basically just Vista.
In beta, it does have some issues, but I have found less problems with it than I found with my Vi$ta SP1 "finished" OEM system builder install.
There is not as much difference between Vista and Seven as there was between ME and XP.