New WGA Notifications Released

Yesterday we released the latest WGA Notifications Tool for Windows XP. This update includes a number of new features and I thought everyone might like to know about it. In addition to updated anti-piracy capabilities, this update incorporates and improved user installation and validation experience. First there is a new installation wizard (below) that provides more context…

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Windows Vista ‘Frankenbuilds’ spotted in the wild

Last week saw a reported leak of an RTM build of Windows Vista. The reports I read indicated that there was an RTM build to download from a P2P network or via Bittorrent and instructions for ‘hacking’ by cobbing together a couple of files that were released with Windows Vista RC1 and using an RC1 or RC2…

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Can numbers stand on their heads?

Sure they can but then they’re just upside down numbers. Ed Bott posted on his personal blog a link to a post by blogger Long Zheng asking (tongue-in-cheek) if the numbers in the report can be turned on their heads? For example, does the fact that 25% of the sites surveyed in the research try…

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