Windows Genuine Advantage Validation Tool

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  1. DaPurpleRT

    DaPurpleRT MOPAR > *

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    I was reading that people have already found a way by this, anyone have any links to how they're doing it exactly?
     
  2. speedricer

    speedricer Go SpeedRicer Gooooo

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    what is it exactly?
     
  3. mdaniel

    mdaniel S is for Shiksa

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    Why would you care to defeat it unless you're running a pirate Windows?
     
  4. speedricer

    speedricer Go SpeedRicer Gooooo

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    I"m sure a friend of a friend of a friend of his just wants to learn how it works ;)
     
  5. SLED

    SLED build an idiot proof device and someone else will

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    lol, this was on slashdot a few weeks ago. Basically it was an HTML input tag that just needed to be switched to 1 instead of 0 or something gay like that
     
  6. 127.0.0.1

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    download the active x plugin for IE, and disable it. it will automatically send a "valid" key to microsoft saying you are validated.
     
  7. Penguin Man

    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    Because it adds one more fucking step to an already irritatingly difficult process. Under Ubuntu, I open Synaptic, hit three buttons, confirm and the whole system (not just the OS) is up to date. Hell, if I'm even lazier than that, I pop open a terminal and do apt-get update apt-get upgrade. Done! In Windows I have to go through about a hundred fucking steps in a shitty web app to get just the OS updated.
     
  8. Yep

    Yep Knick knack paddy whack, give the old dog a bone

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    What's your AV? 120V over LAN? :big grin:
     
  9. cmsurfer

    cmsurfer ºllllllº

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    FYI:

    Thursday, July 28, 2005

    Microsoft "Genuine Advantage" cracked in 24h: window.g_sDisableWGACheck='all'
    AV sez, "This week, Microsoft started requiring users to verifiy their serial number before using Windows Update. This effort to force users to either buy XP or tell them where you got the illegal copy is called 'Genuine Advantage.' It was cracked within 24 hours."

    Before pressing 'Custom' or 'Express' buttons paste this text to the address bar and press enter: javascript:void(window.g_sDisableWGACheck='all')

    It turns off the trigger for the key check.

    Haven't had to use it so I don't know if it works... I also read like said above, you can diasable the Windows Geniune Advantage add-on in IE.
     
  10. DAN513

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    That was supposedly fixed a couple days after it came out. There's a file you need to edit with a hex editor, or just use the auto updates which doesn't check for the validation.
     
  11. cmsurfer

    cmsurfer ºllllllº

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    Ah... I never had to use it. I saved from a thread in OT a week or two back.
     
  12. 127.0.0.1

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    not quite, quick way to kill lan cards, routers, switches, etc.
     
  13. 01000101

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    you can get into windows update through mozilla. since firefox doesnt use activeX, it sends you to a page to download a file. when you run the file, it gives you a key that you paste into the browser. so if you have access to a legit install, run the file on that one and paste it into the browser on the not so legit one
     
  14. FusionZ06

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    wgapatch.exe
     
  15. StevesVR4

    StevesVR4 Get Arrested

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    It is an extreme version of Power Over Ethernet. :hsugh:
     
  16. Yep

    Yep Knick knack paddy whack, give the old dog a bone

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    Good way to get revenge if your company ever fires you.

    "I'm just here to pickup the rest of my things."

    Network drops.

    "Okay, got everything, take care everyone!"
     

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