Get Genuine Solutions
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Get Genuine Solutions

Help your customers run their desktops properly

The Get Genuine Solutions, available through Microsoft Volume Licensing and through system builders, enable you to help your customers correct desktops that are running improperly licensed or non-genuine copies of the Windows operating system.


Explore Genuine Solutions

Microsoft offers several solutions to help ensure your customers are using properly licensed, genuine Windows software. These solutions are intended for use on PCs that your customers already own and that have previously installed counterfeit or otherwise unlicensed copies of Windows. The following table provides an overview of Volume Licensing legalization options.

​Volume Licensing options
Get Genuine Windows Agreement (GGWA)​ For Large Organizations (GGWA-LO)​ For Small and Medium Organizations* (GGWA-SMO)​ For Academic
Customer​ ​Enterprise businesses
  • Small businesses
  • Medium businesses
​Academic institutions
  • Large account reseller (LAR)
  • Microsoft Direct
​Volume Licensing reseller ​Academic Volume Licensing reseller
​PC quantity Five or more ​Five or more ​Five or more
​Unique attributes
  • Bases potential savings on volume
  • Requires placement of a one-time-only order
​Option to acquire genuine Windows software over time by phasing licensing across multiple orders
  • Cost-effective solution exclusively for academic institutions
  • Must be combined with Academic Volume Licensing Agreement

*Get Genuine Windows Agreement for Small and Medium Organizations (GGWA-SMO) is called Get Genuine Solution (GGS) in Brazil, China, India, and Russia.

Additional information

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