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XP Genuine Software Validation thingy as update

by Odyssey42 / August 4, 2006 11:49 AM PDT

I do understand Redmond's desire to restrict updates to those with a genuine license, which I do have, but surely once it is downloaded and installed, that ought to get it done, no?

Every time I check for critical updates, the only thing that shows is this. I find it hard to believe that Win$ doesn't need one or more other critical updates pretty often. I keep d/l'ing it and installing it and it just keeps coming back as needing to be done. What's the deal here?

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Perhaps, maybe, possibly.....
by Papa Echo / August 4, 2006 12:15 PM PDT need to install a new version of that thingy for every new critical update ? Maybe they have decided not to check your computer for the presence of a valid version of the thingy, but make every critical update to require a new validation software, to outdo those who may "patch" the previous version. As always, innocents suffer.

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Odessey WGA may have gone to wrong place and deleted but
by DarCLew2 / August 5, 2006 3:27 AM PDT

Manually install KB905474

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