Images: WGA lurks in Windows Update

Following the steps laid out by Microsoft eventually yielded word that yet another update was waiting--a "high-priority update" called "Windows Genuine Advantage Notification." The summary text: "The Windows Genuine Advantage Notification tool notifies you if your copy of Windows is not genuine. If your system is found to be non-genuine, the tool will help you obtain a licensed copy of Windows."

A few more steps lie ahead for those who want a full accounting, prompting Berlind to wonder: How many users will follow this circuitous route to figure out what this is about?

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