Windows Genuine Advantage

Speaking about Microsoft…

The other week we were catching an American Airlines flight from Austin. We went to the automated check-in kiosks only to find all 6 machines stating “THIS MACHINE IS OUT OF SERVICE.” Moreover, all 6 had the following dialog box front and center:

“This copy of Windows is not genuine

You may be a victim of software counterfeiting. This copy of Windows is not genuine and is not eligible to receive the full range of upgrades and product support from Microsoft.

Click Get Genuine now to get more information and resolve this issue.”

Is this an example of Windows Genuine Advantage run amok, or is this American Airlines trying to screw Microsoft of a couple of hundred dollars?? I just found it hilarious that nobody had at least bothered to turn off the machines or do *something* to make that embarrassing message go away…

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