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Old 08-02-2005, 04:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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have just hit the MS update site and was informed that in order to use it i needed to download the 'genuine advantage validation tool'. Would i be correct in assuming this is another attempt by microsoft to crack down on people using pirated copies of windows - or is it something different?
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No you are correct. It checks to make sure you have a valid copy of windows and if not you cant get your updates unless you turn on auto update. They have links that you can follow to validate you windows but be forwarned it does cost you $$$.
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