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Microsoft quietly shuts down Office Genuine Advantage...

Unread postby Haider » December 20th, 2010, 11:09 pm

Late last week, with no public announcement, Microsoft quietly retired one cog in its antipiracy machine. Office Genuine Advantage was officially shut down as of Thursday, December 16, and virtually all traces of the once-controversial program have been scrubbed from Microsoft’s web site

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Re: Microsoft quietly shuts down Office Genuine Advantage...

Unread postby ellipse » December 21st, 2010, 3:51 pm

YAY!!!!!

Now if they'd do something about Windows Genuine Advantage, I'll throw a party!
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Re: Microsoft quietly shuts down Office Genuine Advantage...

Unread postby NonSuch » December 21st, 2010, 9:32 pm

ellipse wrote:YAY!!!!!

Now if they'd do something about Windows Genuine Advantage, I'll throw a party!

Not likely. ;)
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Re: Microsoft quietly shuts down Office Genuine Advantage...

Unread postby ellipse » December 23rd, 2010, 4:51 pm

I remember having fun with WGA when Windows 7 recognized it, but Microsoft Security Essentials didn't. . .it took an hour of screaming before the latter admitted that I was running a genuine copy of Windows.

*grumbles*
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Re: Microsoft quietly shuts down Office Genuine Advantage...

Unread postby wretsub » December 23rd, 2010, 8:50 pm

Since we are on this subject, I purchased a XT computer to do ny studies with so as to not hurt my laptop. I removed Office, but still getting the message that not the GMP. How can I find out what program is giving me this message?

By the way, I get this message when I login

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Re: Microsoft quietly shuts down Office Genuine Advantage...

Unread postby NonSuch » December 24th, 2010, 12:34 am

wretsub wrote:Since we are on this subject, I purchased a XT computer to do ny studies with so as to not hurt my laptop. I removed Office, but still getting the message that not the GMP. How can I find out what program is giving me this message?

By the way, I get this message when I login

Thanks

What the heck is a GMP, and what is the exact text of the message you're getting when you log in?
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