Validating windows vista

17 Jul

It is accessible by either a stand-alone program, a Netscape-compatible web browser plug-in, or as an Active X control within Internet Explorer, the latter of which is relevant to any attempt to access Microsoft updates via its browser.

The Windows Genuine Advantage Validation Tool is a system that was designed and created by Microsoft in order to implement online validation of their most recent operating systems.

WGA was originally a voluntary system, which was changed to mandatory in July 2005.

Whether or not the WGA Notification tool installs on your system, depends on your Windows Update settings.

Unless you have a ghost image of Vista before the update is been installed, and can use the image to recover back to original system state.

Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA) is an anti-infringement system created by Microsoft that enforces online validation of the licensing of several recent Microsoft Windows operating systems when accessing several services, such as Windows Update, and downloading Windows components from the Microsoft Download Center.

I also tried to validate it but haven't found a way to do it.

I did a google search but the page for validating ( just hangs and doesn't finish.

In one of the more recent operating systems, Windows 7, the Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA) Validation Tool is renamed to Activation Technologies.

This tool (WGA) is made up of two components: The WGA Notification is able to validate Windows XP/Vista/7 & 8 operating systems only.