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Microsoft Update: Causing Problems for One or Many?

16-Aug-05 01:08 pm EDT Leave a comment Go to comments
Well I dunno about anyone else, but I’ve about had it with Microsoft’s "Genuine Windows" programme.  A while ago I lost the CD Product Key for the copy of Windows XP that came with my PC and now – I can’t get updates from Microsoft!  Why is this fair?  It’s not like anybody told me ahead of time that I’d be forever screwed from getting updates if I lost the product key – but will Microsoft issue another one?
 
Well if they did for me – guess what – all anyone would have to do is call their support centre and make the same claim.  So guess I – and God knows how many others – will suffer having re-installed, non-genuine Windows copies with no updates from now on.
 
And can’t say I hold out much sympathy for MS if their little anti-piracy programme runs out of steam.  There are other products than Windows out there to choose from, after all…  For me, though, it’s difficult because my whole career is centred around developing software based upon Microsoft Windows.  Might have to buy Windows Vista when it comes out regardless – and I’ll definitely be more careful with my product key….
 
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