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Windows Genuine Advantage FAQs and other information regarding earlier post

Since my earlier, “Make sure you are aware of the important activation changes in Microsoft Windows Vista” post regarding Windows Genuine Advantage and the announcement of the “Reduced PC Functionality” associated with those running non-genuine Microsoft Windows software, I have received and seen some additional questions and requests for more information.  As such, here are some places and resources you may want to check out for more:


·         Microsoft Genuine Advantage Support Page

·         Review common scenarios that can result in validation failure

·         Read the Genuine Microsoft Software FAQ

·         Visit the Genuine Advantage Solution Center

·         Get the facts about validation

·         Microsoft Genuine Advantage Forum (English Only)

·         Report suspected piracy

·         The risks of counterfeit software


Thank you and have a wonderful day,


Eric Ligman

Microsoft US Senior Manager

Small Business Community Engagement

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