Microsoft's WGA changes today
Genuine Advantage not proven
Microsoft’s Windows Genuine Advantage is being updated today, in what the company claims is response to customer feedback.
The original WGA was hugely unpopular, especially when it emerged the software was secretly “phoning home” – sending information about users’ computers back to Redmond.
It also caused problems for some network managers faced with dozens of “false positives” – users told they were running fake software when in fact they were not. The original WGA found 22 per cent of systems scanned failed the test.
Read more: The Register