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:


It turns off the trigger for the key check.

Posted on 2005-07-28 17:12:29 by QvasiModo
You can do it by disabling the genuine advantage plugin too. But this is probably something microsoft will fix soon, the current version should probably be seen as a test.
Posted on 2005-07-28 19:08:38 by f0dder
Sigh yeah they plugged those gaps but if switch windows to
'inform me but don't download or install updates' the inbuilt updater kicks in and allows you to dl and install all updates by choice selection (including WGA :))

A friend of mine has used this method since WGAs inception

Posted on 2006-08-16 12:26:06 by asmrixstar