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I need to be able to silently download and install Windows Genuine Advantage. Where can I download it and What is the command line for silent installation?

I am surprised it's so hard to find this information. I need to install Microsoft Software that requires genuine Advantage to be installed.

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I am not sure it is really all that hard. Just typing "wga" as the search keyword in the Microsoft Download Center site search would have sufficed to find this link:

The silent / unattended installation procedure is largely uniform for all hotfixes - just use the /quiet /passive /norestart parameter set for the extracted version of the hotfix setup.

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