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Author Topic: Strange but True  (Read 2927 times)

feliscatusx2

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Strange but True
« on: September 29, 2006, 08:21:37 PM »

I need DirectX 9.0c and Windows Media Player 9 for a possible catastrophic upgrade.  So off I trot to Microsoft and download the DirectX runtime files, all 53mb of them, no problem.

To get WMP 9 I am told that I need to install Windows Genuine Advantage  :-X .

But WGA does not run on W98SE, or does it?

So I got WMP from Download.com  :P.

So is Microsoft getting it's knickers in a twist, or is it just me?
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soms

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Re: Strange but True
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2006, 10:33:08 PM »

Finally enough the WGA tool does do something on Windows 98 and does let you proceed - I tried it once on a Windows 98 laptop when downloading something similar from the MS download site.
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feliscatusx2

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Re: Strange but True
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2006, 06:15:37 PM »

Well I'm going to put my awkward b****r hat on and have nothing to do with it.  I understand that under UK law WGA is actually illegal. but I don't think that I will try and sue Microsoft at the moment.
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archie123

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Re: Strange but True
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2006, 08:02:33 PM »

unfortunately 98 is no longer supported , but id sue anyway....damn microsoft ;)

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/support/endofsupport.mspx
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