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Re: msi-only install

From: Garrett Fitzgerald <sarekofvulcan_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-10-16 09:01:31 CEST

On 10/15/06, Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn@gmail.com> wrote:
> > As to the "phoning home" bits - well I certainly cannot
> > prove it (as I'm not willing to install it) but it is
> > already widely known that WGA /does/ give the copyright
> > holder of W2k the ability to stop the software from working
> > for the owner (the customer). Even microsoft themselves has
> > acknowledged this ability.
>
> Only if the license is not valid.

Ummm... no. It happens if the program running on the machine decides
the license is not valid. While this has a high degree of correlation
to reality, it will never reach 100%.

> And even then, you can contact MS to
> explain your situation. If you have your license from Dell, I'm sure you
> won't have a problem.

Unless you discover the problem while you're in the airport waiting
for your flight to the other side of the ocean -- or worse, in the
plane -- for the meeting you were relying on having another 12 hours
to prepare for.

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