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    News - Microsoft retires Office Genuine Advantage

    Anti-piracy measures quietly taken offline as all references are removed from support pages.
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    Re: News - Microsoft retires Office Genuine Advantage

    Good, WGA always annoyed the **** out of me despite having genuine software. It was just a pain.

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    Re: News - Microsoft retires Office Genuine Advantage

    Quote Originally Posted by miniyazz View Post
    Good, WGA always annoyed the **** out of me despite having genuine software. It was just a pain.
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    A completely useless system which only serves to punish genuine customers. It has been since XP.
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    ...every time Creative bring out a new card range their advertising makes it sound like they have discovered a way to insert a thousand Chuck Norris super dwarfs in your ears...

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    Re: News - Microsoft retires Office Genuine Advantage

    The main issue I had with it was if their servers had issues - you were a criminal. It defaulted to being counterfeit
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    And by trying to force me to like small pants, they've alienated me.

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    Re: News - Microsoft retires Office Genuine Advantage

    WGA was a nasty little bug

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    Re: News - Microsoft retires Office Genuine Advantage

    The link to check the validity of windows has also changed and I can't seem to find a new one so not sure what's going on.

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