[unisog] Validation problems with Windows Update

Valdis.Kletnieks@vt.edu Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu
Fri Aug 26 23:13:18 GMT 2005


On Fri, 26 Aug 2005 14:28:02 PDT, John Stauffacher said:

> own bookstores to sell them nice new copies of windows xp. If its 
> actually a legit copy of windows (and they HAVE their certificate and 
> the CD is an orig, then have them take it up with MS).

You know where the certificate is for *every* system you have Windows installed
on?  Would you be willing to shell out large sums of cash for another copy of
Windows just to get a certificate, if it turns out you've lost/crumpled/
whatever one of the copies?

The fact that you don't plug the certificate into a USB port doesn't make it
any less a dongle, with all the issues that any dongle-based authentication
scheme has....

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