WGA: Microsoft thinks I'm stupid
I checked my Automatic Updates today and noticed Microsoft wanted me to update the “Windows Genuine Advantage Notification(KB905474)” yet again. The details are hysterical…
“The Windows Genuine Advantage Notification tool notifies you if your copy of Windows is not genuine. If your system is found to be a non-genuine, the tool will help you obtain a licensed copy of Windows”
One minor bitch is that unless you’re a tech (KB905474) is useless, confusing information. It’s right up there with those useful message boxes that pop up and tells me I have an “error -5”.
My real complaint is Microsoft thinks I’m stupid and I don’t know if my copy of Windows is valid.
I know I’ve written about this before but it continues to haunt me. Why not include the WGA check as part of the system properties dialog. You know, the one that already displays my 23 character license. I certainly don’t need to know every time I boot, and I really resent my information being sent to Microsoft. I don’t accepted Microsoft excuse that it will only be used to provide updates since they’ve already had a system in place online when providing new downloads.
PC World recently discussed how some companies are now classifying WGA as Spyware. ( More Info ). At BillP Studios WGA has created a brand new category called Slap-in-the-face-ware.