a new way...
And yet another new way below:
Hot on the heals of Microsoft patching the Windows Genuine Advantage program against malicious scripts and hidden checkboxes, an interesting new workaround has been discovered. It seems that running GenuineCheck.exe in Windows 2000 compatibility mode generates a valid authorization key for all systems running versions of Windows XP.
As per usual, the workaround has been posted on most of the commercial news sites like CNet, leading us to believe that Microsoft will want to patch it up quickly. The program has been the object of much criticism since it became a mandatory step in automatically updating Windows machines a few weeks ago.
WOW... WGA is not so genuine after all.