Microsoft Denies WGA Will Shut Down Windows XP

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You may remember a couple of weeks ago we reported on concerns that the Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA) utility, which most XP users will have on their PCs ‘calls home’ every day, passing heaven knows what information back to the Microsoft mothership.

We also showed how to remove it, and clearly ruffled by the attention this item is generating Microsoft has denied rumours that it plans to use it to shut down copies of Windows that do not have WGA Installed. However, it has warned that there will be extra measures to stop pirate versions of Windows Vista from working.

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