Can They Make it Harder?

I wanted to download an update for DirectX from Micr$oft today. Since I don’t use IE i wasn’t sure it would even work. First I goto the site, then I have to run the Geniune Windows BS. I put in my valid number, I know its valid I’ve done the same thing before, but this time it was different. I says that not good enough. I need to download and run something else, so I do. Then I got the following box. How many hoops does it take to get a damn update from them. I just gave up, I don’t know why so many people dislike them…

Can they Make it Harder

4 thoughts on “Can They Make it Harder?”

  1. Yeah, I see they left out the check box “None of our F***ing business” from the dialog ………. typical. 😉


  2. I think there’s a service release coming that will actually make it harder. More text boxes that require 16 digits but only permit 15. You know…stuff like that.


  3. *LOL* I feel your frustration man. For sure, I’ll check that box Mark describes as soon they add it in.

    In the mean time, I’ve noticed that you can opt out (at least for now) of the validation all together.

    At the Genuine Windows Download screen, just click on the “No, please don’t validate Windows at this time…” option.


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