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Guess what? Microsoft is still annoying!
Saturday, 09 December 2006 at 10:38 pm
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Does anyone happen to know how to get IE7 and / or Windows Media Player 11 without also installing that evil "Windows Genuine Advantage" malware? I don't desperately need either, but it would be more convenient to have them than not. And my automatic update thing keeps trying to install them, and getting stuck when I tell it I don't want WGA.

Note: my copy of Windows is in fact perfectly legal. But I don't like WGA on principle, and I have also heard that it can give false positives and the last thing I need is for my computer to be locked because of a bug in the nasty intrusive program.


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From:syllopsium
Date:December 10th, 2006 01:39 am (UTC)
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If you can't get it off the Microsoft IE homepage, then no. It's very difficult to avoid WGA.
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Date:December 10th, 2006 06:41 pm (UTC)
21 hours after journal entry, 08:41 pm (pne's time)
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I don't like WGA on principle, and I have also heard that it can give false positives and the last thing I need is for my computer to be locked because of a bug in the nasty intrusive program.

I echo those sentiments. (And those of the previous sentence, for that matter.)
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From:snjstar
Date:December 10th, 2006 10:54 pm (UTC)
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MSN Messanger is also annoying as it keeps on logging me out. I'm still using the previous version of explorer and no idea what version of media player.
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