Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 23rd Jan 2007 21:17 UTC
Windows Microsoft disclosed Monday that over one in five Windows installations were deemed non-genuine through the company's Windows Genuine Advantage program, which requires users to validate their operating system before downloading updates from the company. Since WGA launched in July 2005, over 512 million users have attempted to validate their copy of Windows, Microsoft said. Of those, the non-genuine rate was 22.3 percent. 56000 reports have been made by customers of counterfeit software, which grants that user a free replacement copy of Windows.
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my issue
by maceto on Wed 24th Jan 2007 16:43 UTC
maceto
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2005-07-06

is that all pc's ship with Windows installed, and most don't come with a restore cd, and the other point I DON'T want to use a restore cd which comes with alot of apps that are promoting others like sign up for a 3 month mcafee subscription etc.

I want a pure Windows cd, how can I get one. pay $200 for a new one, only option, and having already paid for Windows, well I say... (removing my own comment for fear of modding)

Thomas

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