|Re: XP Pro SP1--One--Torrent?
Group: alt.certification.aplus · Group Profile
Author: smackedass Date: Mar 6, 2008 19:16
> This is ONLY the service pack, and it is "SP1a"
What I meant was, as opposed to SP2. I have a bootable SP2 disk, but not
the original, whatever you'd choose to call it.
NOW, bear with me while I vent. I don't expect anyone to have any answers,
but after dealing with this BS for the better part of a full day, I must
WHY doesn't Microsoft just make their software available for the download,
no questions asked, and then have a logical, consistent, foolproof method of
making people authenticate it and be unable to install it on more than one
machine? It's the SILLIEST GODDAM thing; god forbid, someone (like my
customer) loses their disk, how can they be shit outa luck like that? WHY
should they? I'm sure if I had a day or two, I'd be able to track someone
down who had the right disk (I guess that the BitTorrent people have been
read the riot act, because it's nowhere to be seen there, you're not even
allowed to MENTION it in their "forum"), but my customer needs her computer
back today! I have the stupid 25-character label! Why not the software to
Ironically, when I browsed through the less savory sites, there were XP Pro
SP1A torrents all over the place; I downloaded a few of them, they were ALL
bogus, and NONE of them asked TO BE ACTIVATED! And I DIDN'T USE THEM! once
I saw that they were bogus! What a senseless bunch of CRAP!
I mean, I know that they're able to arrange a fair deal now, it works for
the 2007 Office suite, and, to the best of my knowledge, for Vista; for XP,
can't they just send out another "patch" for this to be able to happen?
They have no problem sending out a new patch every two days about every
other freaking security loopole, anyway.