On Tuesday August 25th, 2009, Microsoft released an important/high priority non-security update for Office called Office Genuine Advantage Notifications to assist Microsoft’s efforts to reduce piracy. This update applies to Office XP, 2003 and 2007 suites and applications, and helps users confirm that the copy of Office that is installed on a computer is genuine and correctly licensed. For complete details on this update see “Description of the Office Genuine Advantage Notifications application.”
This update can be obtained using Microsoft Update beginning at 10:00 am PST.
For more information about the ways Microsoft protects customers and partners from the risks of software piracy: