Usage of Windows® Genuine Advantage
What is the significance of Windows Genuine Advantage?
Windows Genuine Advantage is also known as WGA. This is mechanism from Microsoft to detect the use of pirated software. This checks license key of the Operating System and other software and examine whether this is original or not. Microsoft placed this WGA technique with Windows Downloading Center. Users who install the original Operating System can only enjoy the advantage of various updates from Microsoft. Pirated users of Windows Operating System are blocked from using the updates which are non-critical. Windows Advantage Validation library is the validation library associated with many of the Microsoft products. Microsoft changes the strategy to test the validation as Windows Advantage Validation library is attached with several products.
Windows genuine advantage, its role, features are given below:
- Validation process
- WGA for Windows Vista
- WGA update for Windows XP
WGA validates the software by checking the software is validated or not by clear checking of license key and hardware. While you visit and try to download the update from website of Microsoft, you need to check the validation by downloading of an ActiveX control and a successful process of validation a file is stored on your PC. If the validation process fails, you are not allowed to install non-critical updates and you can get notifications.
WGA for Windows Vista
Microsoft continually checks whether the Operating system to detect the pirated software and to block the downloading of critical updates from Microsoft. WGA uses very active validation checking for Windows Vista. While there is any detection of pirated software, WGA not only gives black screen with notification and disable the downloading of non-critical updates but also disable several features. That is once it is proved that you are not using the genuine Windows Vista, you won’t be able to enjoy Windows Aero, ReadyBoost and Windows Defender. This state continues for some period and after that you cannot use various normal functionality of Windows Vista .
Microsoft updating the WGA to tighten the steps to remove usage of pirated Microsoft software. WGA update shows black wall paper and user gets notice on the right hand side of monitor as translucent. You can also get similar notification while you log in to Windows XP Professional Operating System. You can change the wallpaper from black to any other type, but notification cannot be changed. Also you get same notification with black screen in every sixty minutes.
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