A few more steps lie ahead for those who want a full accounting,prompting Berlind to wonder: How many users will follow this circuitousroute to figure out what this is about?
Images: WGA lurks in Windows Update
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Following the steps laid out by Microsoft eventually yieldedword that yet another update was waiting--a "high-priority update"called "Windows Genuine Advantage Notification." The summary text: "TheWindows Genuine Advantage Notification tool notifies you if your copy ofWindows is not genuine. If your system is found to be non-genuine, thetool will help you obtain a licensed copy of Windows."
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