Upcoming Update for Windows Update

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  1. NICK ADSL UK

    NICK ADSL UK Administrator

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    Hi All,


    http://blogs.technet.com/mu/archive/2009/07/10/upcoming-update-for-windows-update.aspx
     
  2. Aaron Here

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    Here comes WGA2. :ouch:
     
  3. funkydude

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    You failed to describe why us with genuine copies of windows should care, I'm curious.
     
  4. Aaron Here

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    While most genuine Windows users may not have this issue, I seem to have problems (with genuine WinXP Pro) everytime MS comes out with a WGA change (for some strange reason the required ActiveX won't install/load on my system). So for me WGA is a pain in butt (I don't see why it should even be imposed on us if Windows has already been activated by MS)! :doubt:
     
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    what do you have to do to make it work again?
     
  6. Aaron Here

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    So far I haven't been able to find a solution for this problem - MS support is clueless and recommends that I reinstall WinXP. But other than this problem, my PC is running great, so I don't see why I should go through the hassle of a fresh install (not to mention having to reinstall all of my apps)!!! o_O
     
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    Security updates should continue for XP until 4/8/2014 according to this link.

    NICK ADSL UK, Thanks for the heads up :).
     
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    If I'm reading it right, it looks to go to 2014 for the security updates. In the link I showed, it links to this page. http://support.microsoft.com/gp/lifepolicy

    XP Home is already in the extended support phase AFAIK.

    I pulled the trigger on the Windows 7 update deal because it was the last day. I'm still up in the air if I will use it or just sell it when I receive it in Nov. I may decide to ride this XP thing out and then give Linux another chance as it's maturing well.
     
  10. Raza0007

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    Actually, WGA only concerns the genuine window users. Those who use pirated versions will get an update soon after the new WGA is released to bypass the check.

    I have some friends who use pirated windows and they tell me that "activations and activation related problems" and "WGA and WGA related problems" are only for the poor genuine users.

    Pirated windows are usually pre-activated and pre-protected against WGA checks.
     
  11. lodore

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    I only use geniune versions of windows. it annoys me that microsoft keeps checking to make sure its legit....
    this update seems minor tbh. just a revamped gui and some background changes to make service packs more smooth.
     
  12. Raza0007

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    ^ Strange thing is that Microsoft just released a service pack for vista and server 2008. Why didn't they update the "update service" in the service pack? If they did, why the need to revamp it again so soon?
     
  13. AKAJohnDoe

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    A service pack is usually no more than an aggregation of fixes. A program product like Office, Windows Update, Defender, or the like is managed on a different schedule by a separate group, so while their results to date are usually included in service pack rollups, their products are released as they are ready ( or before ;) ).
     
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