Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA) servers down
If you have a Vista machine, don’t try to download anything that requires a pre-validation check right now (and until further notice)
…and for all those folks that look at “Software as a service” is the bees knees….. bees don’t have knees and it’s not always the solution to every problem. Situations like this point out that “Software as a service” needs to mature.
Users can clear the issue by going to www.microsoft.com/genuine and validating online (again)