Monday, August 27, 2007

Massive Microsoft WGA meltdown fingers legit Vista and XP owners as pirates

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Microsoft Corp. has blamed an unspecified server problem for a 19-hour stretch during which paying users of Windows XP and Vista were accused by the company's "Windows Genuine Advantage" validation system of running pirated software. Any Vista system fingered during the episode was stripped of some features, including the operating system's Aero graphical interface.

As of Saturday at 3 p.m. Eastern, Microsoft said the problem had been fixed.

Massive Microsoft WGA meltdown fingers legit Vista and XP owners as pirates

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