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TGS
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      07-13-2007
On 12 Jul, 13:10, (E-Mail Removed) wrote:
> What is this that pops up everytime I boot up now, after a recent WIndows
> update? The copy of Windows XP Pro on my computer is my own copy, bought and
> paid for when I built the system over three years ago. Why am I now being nagged
> on every boot up? I use Zone Alarm firewall. Will I cause myself a problem by
> "denying" Windows Genuine Advantage Notification access to the net and then
> clicking for Zone Alarm to always remember that setting? Thanks.


http://www.firewallleaktester.com/removewga.htm

This will sort it out

 
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      07-13-2007
On 12 Jul 2007 19:16:07 GMT, Bucky Breeder
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>>>>> rfdjr1 wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>> > What is this that pops up everytime I boot up now, after a recent
>>>>> > WIndows update? The copy of Windows XP Pro on my computer is my own
>>>>> > copy, bought and paid for when I built the system over three years
>>>>> > ago.

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>>>pokhara67 <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in
>>>news:(E-Mail Removed) groups.com:
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>>>> I have a bootleg copy of xp which i no longer use die to WGA.
>>>>
>>>> Does the M$ Update cripple certain features of the OS
>>>> when they find out your copy is a fake one ?

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>> On 12 Jul 2007 13:06:12 GMT, Bucky Breeder
>> <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
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>>>Not so much any active effort on the part of M$ to cripple any
>>>specific targets, but by the nature of the WGA and update access
>>>limitations, it leaves the pirated copies either vunerable or
>>>just a ridiculously intensive and convoluted time-consuming
>>>process to keep updated and relatively safe. Plus, with the
>>>pirated flavors, if *anything* goes wrong, you always wonder...
>>>
>>>It just seems relatively inexpensive to get legal with XP nowadays.

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>Alfred <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in
>news:(E-Mail Removed) :
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>> Except microsoft ****ups will screw up even legal copies. I've just
>> had one of the laptops screwed with the latest patch. Funnily enough
>> none of the others were affected.

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>
>I seriously have felt the pain of a renegade M$ update.
>
>Lucky for me, I haven't had one go bad in quite some time, but what I
>always do before 'update Tuesdays' is image my drive [I use PQDI 2002] and
>manually set a restore point.


I have too many machines for that but I image the server then do it
again after each update is tested. Sometime in future it will save me
or my successor a lot of trouble
 
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Gary
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      07-17-2007
http://www.velocityreviews.com/forums/(E-Mail Removed) wrote:

> What is this that pops up everytime I boot up now, after a recent WIndows
> update? The copy of Windows XP Pro on my computer is my own copy, bought
> and paid for when I built the system over three years ago. Why am I now
> being nagged on every boot up? I use Zone Alarm firewall. Will I cause
> myself a problem by
> "denying" Windows Genuine Advantage Notification access to the net and
> then clicking for Zone Alarm to always remember that setting? Thanks.



I'm seriously thinking of switching to Apple or PCLinuxOS.
Both are great OSes!
 
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