Microsoft May Have Mistakenly Pegged 2.6 Million As Pirates


Microsoft's anti piracy tool has marked more than one in every five copies of Windows as bogus, the Redmond, Wash., developer said Tuesday, while up to 2.6 million users may have been mistakenly pegged as pirates.

As it beats the drum about the danger of pirated software, particularly Windows, prior to the release of Vista, Microsoft released some figures from its Windows Genuine Advantage program. WGA uses software downloaded to the PC to authenticate Windows XP before allowing a user to retrieve automatic security updates and other software. Microsoft May Have Mistakenly Pegged 2.6 Million As Pirates - News by InformationWeek

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