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    Genuine Advantage Go bye bye

    Apparently MS has retired there "Genuine Advantage" tool. i noticed they have only recently retired a few kb articles.

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/917999

    and on a few tech site's it's because the program has served it's purpose.


    *EDIT*
    found an article on arstechnia http://arstechnica.com/microsoft/new...ge-program.ars
    Last edited by HYBR|D; December 21st, 2010 at 11:48 AM.

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    SAINTS BE PRAISED! What an epic failure that was.

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    Well doesnt matter does it? It was only used to tell an already pirated customer that he has priated the software.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cider View Post
    Well doesnt matter does it? It was only used to tell an already pirated customer that he has priated the software.
    When the little reminder box used to pop up, i used to don my Pirate Hat, and sticky tape our old parrot to my shoulder, and pretend it was talk like a pirate day all day everyday.

    i've suddenly got the urge to boot up monkey island on my old 386 and enjoy some migraine enducing goodness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HYBR|D View Post
    When the little reminder box used to pop up, i used to don my Pirate Hat, and sticky tape our old parrot to my shoulder, and pretend it was talk like a pirate day all day everyday.

    i've suddenly got the urge to boot up monkey island on my old 386 and enjoy some migraine enducing goodness.
    lolol. I pulled the latest monkey island the other day , got bored .
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    Uh, you guys do know that it is the

    Office Genuine Advantage (“OGA”) program
    that was retired, not

    Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA) ?
    " And maddest of all, to see life as it is and not as it should be" --Miguel Cervantes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cider View Post
    Well doesnt matter does it? It was only used to tell an already pirated customer that he has priated the software.
    If I can remember correctly, it did stop you from doing something. I can't remember everything it did though. I think one of the things was that it didn't allow you to get updates. But I could've sworn there was something else as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IKnowNot View Post
    Uh, you guys do know that it is the

    Office Genuine Advantage (“OGA”) program
    Yep i linked to the kb article over at microsoft. I would imagine that there windows genuine advantage will hopefully end soon also.

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