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22% of Windows installs are not legit
Written by Danrok   
Wednesday, 24 January 2007 12:19

Microsoft claims that 22.3% of Windows installations are not genuine. The statistic is based on the findings of MS's Windows Genuine Advantage tool. Windows owners must have WGA installed, in order to be able to get updates for the operating system.

Since WGA launched in July 2005, over 512 million users have attempted to validate their copy of Windows, Microsoft said.  Only 56,000 people have called them to report their copy Windows as counterfeit. Microsoft offer a free genuine copy of Windows in return for a reported fake copy.

However, it is claimed that 35% of all software worldwide is pirated. So, Microsoft's efforts have paid off for them.

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