Validation Tool for Windows® 7
Write about Windows 7 validation Tool and its features? Discuss about the uses of the tool?
Validation tools have been introduced by Microsoft to ensure the use of genuine Operating Systems and softwares. Windows Genuine Advantage is the validation process, which checks the license key of the software and determines whether it is genuine or not. This is an anti piracy system from Microsoft to check validity online and is attached with Windows Download Center. The software is checked using the stand alone program or ActiveX control to examine whether the license key is valid or not. Windows Genuine Advantage Validation library is attached with many Microsoft products such as Windows Validation Tool and Windows Media Player 11. The steps in the process of validation are as given below. When you attempt to download an update, you will see a message to download the ActiveX control to validate the copy of Windows 7 software. If you are a genuine user of Windows 7, a license file will get stored in your system and this could be used for future verification. This will enable you to use the regular update easily.
Features and uses of Windows 7 validation tool:
- Promotes genuine software
- Easy downloading of updates
- Security updates
Promotes genuine software
Windows validation tool contains Microsoft’s Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA) Validation Library to check whether the software is genuine or not. This is used to prevent the overuse of same software in several systems using the same license keys. This tool can make a stand alone program to decide whether the software’s license key is valid or not.
Easy downloading of updates
Windows Genuine Advantage is required to be installed for easy downloading, using of Windows updates, and accessing the Microsoft website. The installation of this tool also makes you aware of the pirated softwares in your system. If you install the Windows Genuine Advantage only, you could download the non-critical updates from Microsoft Download Center.
Although, you may not be using the original Windows 7, but have downloaded it from a legitimate media, you could still make use of critical security updates available in the Microsoft website. You could download and install these updates through automatic downloading option or through the manual downloading and updating process. You need to visit the Microsoft Download Center to download the critical security updates.
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