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windows xp updates

Discussion in 'Windows - General discussion' started by millrz, Nov 22, 2005.

  1. millrz

    millrz Member

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    couple months ago got a free hd tower, put some upgrades in it(new chip,dvd burner, more ram etc...) had windows xp pro already on it, cant get updates from microsoft it saying not a genuine version of xp is their another way to get updates.
     
  2. Jamzbond

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    Unfortunately the answer is no for the most part. You will be able to download a few upgrades but say that you don't already have SP2 and you wanted to upgrade to this package then once your computer conects to the Microsoft site it will check your system for a valid code and if it doesn't find it, then it's curtains for you as far as that upgrade is concerned. You will have to purchase a new XP CD with its own new licence code in order to be able to use the upgrade function as you desire. I've heard that SP2 is available on some P2P sites but I wouldn't know where to point you. BTW welcome to AD and I encourage you to stick around. Really great community.
     
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  3. andmerr

    andmerr Guest

    well actually it is but that still wont do you any good.With the new system of validating your software, the check from microsoft will detect whether you are running the original software.

    Software like xp is reasonably cheap, think i paid $125 and it has service pack 2 already with it.Its a small investment but one that has some benefit especially if your like me and claim it back on the tax at the end of the financial year
     
  4. pulsar

    pulsar Active member

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    I have my automatic updates on my switched to "inform me of updates, but don't download them" 'ish type option. I get all my updates & SP2 no worries.

    That way round the validation fiasco is explained by Microsoft on the update site.
     
  5. ddp

    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    this works as i've used it a # of times.

    Thursday, July 28, 2005
    Microsoft "Genuine Advantage" cracked in 24h: window.g_sDisableWGACheck='all'
    AV sez, "This week, Microsoft started requiring users to verifiy their serial number before using Windows Update. This effort to force users to either buy XP or tell them where you got the illegal copy is called 'Genuine Advantage.' It was cracked within 24 hours."
    Before pressing 'Custom' or 'Express' buttons paste this text to the address bar and press enter:
    javascript:void(window.g_sDisableWGACheck='all')

    It turns off the trigger for the key check.

    http://www.boingboing.net/2005/07/28/microsoft_genuine_ad.html
     
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  6. andmerr

    andmerr Guest

    now you tell me after i bought it............thanks ddp your all heart.
     
  7. ddp

    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    it was in the july new section above!! not my fault you didn't do a search 1st before buying the disk!!
     
  8. Geepers02

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    just writing to let you know there's hope. i know how to bypass this. i dont have the phrase that you need to type in the start program menu but i know how to get it and i will have it for you tomorrow. hang tight!
     
  9. ddp

    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    this line javascript:void(window.g_sDisableWGACheck='all') in address bar works
     
  10. Jamzbond

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    I had no idea that the validation request could be bypassed. Mmmmh....interesting. Don't worry, no evil thoughts being conceptualized here, but knowledge is indeed power. Thanks Ddp.
     
  11. ddp

    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    no problem, teach & learn
     
  12. geestar20

    geestar20 Active member

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    This script no longer works with bootleg copies. I say this since my mommy has XP pro bootleg and I tried this on her compy it it fails.
     
  13. andmerr

    andmerr Guest

    nice geestar, very nice...........
     
  14. geestar20

    geestar20 Active member

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    hey, she had it before I even knew [​IMG]
     
  15. ddp

    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    geestar, as of when did it stop working??
     
  16. pulsar

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    It never worked for me....
     
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    I know this may have already been mentioned but I have to ask.
    I recently put windows Xp on my computer and need to upgrade to windows Xp service pack 2 on it
    Is there any way of doing it besides goin to the microsoft windows update site ? because I already did this and it comes up with no updates, not sure why.
     
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    I don't even know if I still am able to download updates. Last time I checked, it didn't allow me to. I thought it was that I needed to use IE, and I do, but it didn't work when I used that either.
     
  20. ddp

    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    that line worked for me this past monday as was able to do all the updates to xp!!
     

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