Windows 7 forum: What could have triggered a WGA check on our Win7 machine

by: Coldboots November 28, 2012 8:45 AM PST

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What could have triggered a WGA check on our Win7 machine

by Coldboots - 11/28/12 8:45 AM

Just curious but our little Atom 525 that I built with a legit Win 7 OEM fully activated and verified about a year and a half ago, suddenly required me to run the online activex crap WGA site in Redmond. Or lose my system!

Doing so was necessary as unfortunately having to run WINDOWS is a work requirement for my wife.

Seeing that I am not a thief and with no apology it gave me a clean bill of health and sent me on my way.

Has anybody else with a perfectly legit machine have to justify their butt to Redmond recently?

Or could it simply be there is a spate of people desperately trying to downgrade fresh 200 dollar craptops with old copies of 7..so Microsoft simply triggered a general verification cycle sweep or something along that line?

Either way they are NOT going to get me to "UPGRADE TO 8" any time Zune even if I have to re-install my copy of 7!

Or switch to Citrix on a good Linux distro and tell my wife sorry no word, excel, or outlook except on your remote desktop!

It only happened after an urgent update so it sounds a little fishy. Never been required to re-verify Windows before ...ever... and am a little miffed and curious!

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