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Old 07-28-2005, 02:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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When I went to microsoft update now I noticed that the Genuin Advantage is now required by Microsoft.
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Old 07-28-2005, 02:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Yeah, we were discussing this yesterday. It's interesting to note that Microsoft will still allow updates if you turn auto-update on as it does not require Genuine Advantage.
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How can that be? Microsoft forgot that thats such a flaw. The advantage though only checks CD keys and see if other window users share them right so the program should still stop piraters.
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Old 07-28-2005, 03:44 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Genuine Advantage will stop you from using the Windows Update website to obtain updates if it detects a non issued Microsoft key. Microsoft will however allow you to get updates through auto-updates as it does not require it. It's not a flaw, Microsoft did that by design.
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Old 07-28-2005, 03:50 PM   #5 (permalink)
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So am I safe I use a MSDN key are they issued?
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Old 07-28-2005, 03:53 PM   #6 (permalink)
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If it's an official key issued by Microsoft I would say yes, your safe. But don't hold me to that.
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Old 07-28-2005, 03:57 PM   #7 (permalink)
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well it's official from the MSDN site so I guess it's issued then. *phew*
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