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Cracking Windows "Genuine Advantage"

Yes, I know this is old news (I'm behind in my reading, give me a break), but if you're running a pirated version of Windows XP and still want to get downloads from Microsoft that are protected by their anti-piracy "Genuine Advantage" program, this one line of JavaScript will be very handy to you:

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.

Update on 8/28: Apparently if you run the Geniune Advantage program in Windows 2000 Compatibility Mode, it will work as well.

Posted by Jake on 08/25/05 @ 04:08 PM
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