Updates for non-legit Windows no longer available???

By URANium238 ยท 4 replies
Jun 17, 2006
  1. I have no problems with that, but my friend does. I went to the Windows Update site on his computer, then it installed WGA, and know what? Updates not available because his copy is counterfeit. What is M$ thinking?!
  2. Peddant

    Peddant TS Rookie Posts: 1,446

    From BILL.G. Further reading Tedster`s WGA thread.

    Q:Will users of non-genuine Windows be blocked from receiving security updates?

    A:No. Regardless of genuine status, users will not be denied access to critical security updates.
    Users who have not validated their computers as genuine, however, will not be able to install
    many updates, including Internet Explorer 7.0 and Windows Defender. Microsoft strongly recommends
    that users of non-genuine systems correct their problem immediately.
  3. URANium238

    URANium238 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 32

    Then what is this???

  4. Peddant

    Peddant TS Rookie Posts: 1,446

    Clarification :You need WGA to access the Windows Update site.You can still get security/critical updates via automatic updates.
  5. URANium238

    URANium238 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 32

    Oh... Ok, thanks for clearing this up.
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