What is the URL for the Windows Genuine Advantage Newsgroup?

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by Warren C. E. Austin, Mar 1, 2006.

  1. <microsoft.com> in one of the pages rendered when using the the WGA
    Diagnostics at the following URL

    http://www.microsoft.com/genuine/diag/

    shows a "link" to the Windows Genuine Advantage Newsgroup.

    Unfortunately that fails all over the place, and you can only seem to
    get there, if at all, through <msn.com>

    I can't find a listing for the supposed WGA Newsgroup (to pose my
    original question, and hopefully get an answer) at <msnews.microsoft.com>.

    Is there none?

    What gives?

    No one seems to want to tell me, including Microsoft Canada's own
    Technical Support Service Personnel (on the phone) whether in fact
    Windows'2000 is still supported for validation by WGA, or not.

    I have three machines which until a week ago were validated and
    accepting downloads from Microsoft Update just fine; but, since a
    re-install of the OS on all three machines (because of a brown-out and
    complete power failure) which corrupted all three machines, only one of
    them continues to be validated, and that only because I was able to
    recover, and import the original Registry Hives from the prior install.

    Warren C. E. Austin
    Toronto, Canada
     
    Warren C. E. Austin, Mar 1, 2006
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  2. What is the URL for the Windows Genuine Advantage Newsgroup at
    <msnews.microsoft.com>?

    Warren C. E. Austin
    Toronto, Canada
     
    Warren C. E. Austin, Mar 2, 2006
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