RE: Windows Genuine Advantage Validation Tool
I am trying to update my laptop computer, which of course, just went outside
it's warranty period. I try to go onto the Windows update site and it tells
me that the WGA program is not installed, even though it shows installed in
my add / remove programs file.
For the last couple of months, I have been unable to use the update site.
HOw can I re-install the WGA update so the update site can actually find it
on my computer and I can continue using my program again?
"Carey Frisch [MVP]" wrote:
> The WGA file needs to be updated every so often.
> It takes 15 seconds to download and three seconds
> to validate your system.
> Carey Frisch
> Microsoft MVP
> Windows Desktop Experience -
> Windows System & Performance
> "TicktOffCustomer" wrote:
> > I absolutely hate it that when I checked for updates for my Windows XP Tablet
> > PC Edition that it downloaded and installed Windows Genuine Advantage
> > Validation Tool AGAIN!! How many times do I have to download this so that
> > Microsoft can check to make sure my Operating System is legit???
> > This download did not inform me it was Windows Genuine Advantage Validation
> > Tool or I would have cancelled it. Instead, it wasted 9 minutes of my time
> > going through its Windows Genuine Advantage Validation Tool rigamarole and
> > after all that, it did not give me any kind of "Yes, you do indeed have a
> > legitimate copy of Windows XP Tablet PC Edition" message.
> > Grow up Microsoft! It's stunts like this that further alienate your customer
> > base. Get a life (can you hear the sarcasm dripping??). . . why not give us
> > something truly useful instead of one of your pirate searchers.