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The Continuing Fight for Genuine Software


The Continuing Fight for Genuine Software

--- Quote ---As part of the Genuine Software Initiative, Microsoft will expand a pilot of the Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA) program that provides notifications to consumers using non-genuine Microsoft Windows XP.  Most customers will experience no change, but, for customers who are running a non-genuine copy of Windows, the new feature will enable notifications directly to their desktop that the copy of Windows they are running isn’t genuine.
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Counterfeiting is a serious problem to software vendors.  If you discover that you are a victim of receiving a counterfit version of Microsoft software on your PC, email Microsoft at piracy (at)  In the U.S. victims can also call the Microsoft Anti-Piracy Hotline at (800) RU-LEGIT.  (For outside the U.S., check here for contact information.)


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