Thursday, January 27, 2005

Microsoft: No licence, no Windows updates

Microsoft seems to be pushing ahead with the Genuine Advantage programme, whereby you have to prove you are licensed before you can get updates for your Windows system. The article in Computer Weekley, Microsoft: No licence, no Windows updates describes Microsoft's plans.

I spoke with Joe Petersen, one of the many VPs in the Windows team, on Tuesday night. He described this expansion as a way of rewarding people who had legitimte copies of Windows. I'm just fine with this, however half of my legitimate machines report themeselves as NOT genuine. Joe was aware of this issue, and promised that it would be resolved before MS pushed ahead with Genuine Advantage. I hope so!

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