Warpath  

Home | Forums | Salary Cap Info | Shop | Donate | Stay Connected




Go Back   Warpath > Off-Topic Discussion > Parking Lot


Any Computer Programmers here???

Parking Lot


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-12-2005, 04:13 PM   #31
Pro Bowl
 
skinsguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Greensboro, North Carolina
Posts: 6,513
Re: Any Computer Programmers here???

Quote:
Originally Posted by That Guy
the best thing IE could do is not allow the use of activeX controls in any way
Problem is, Microsoft heavily uses activeX for upgrade downloads and determining OS validity for downloads and etc....

Of course, if they would allow use to download from their site using Firefox or Opera....
__________________
Not the same Skinsguy that posts on ES.
skinsguy is offline   Reply With Quote

Advertisements
Old 11-12-2005, 11:46 PM   #32
Living Legend
 
That Guy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Springfield, VA
Age: 31
Posts: 16,255
Re: Any Computer Programmers here???

Quote:
Originally Posted by skinsguy
Problem is, Microsoft heavily uses activeX for upgrade downloads and determining OS validity for downloads and etc....

Of course, if they would allow use to download from their site using Firefox or Opera....
actually the OS validity is a java check i believe, you can just change the url to totally skip it and update illegal copies if you want... instructions for the curious are on slashdot
__________________
Who says shameless self promotion is stupid? oh yeah, that was me... Click For Tunes!
That Guy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2005, 09:04 AM   #33
I like big (_|_)s.
 
TheMalcolmConnection's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Lexington, Virginia
Age: 32
Posts: 17,479
Re: Any Computer Programmers here???

Windows Add-ons: Disable Windows Genuine Validity Check

And this isn't so you can update illegal copies, THIS is because Microsoft flagged our university volume-license. Microsoft is getting way too hardcore with that because I had 20 computers to do that day and instead had to spend an hour searching on how to disable that check.
__________________
Regret nothing. At one time it was exactly what you wanted.
TheMalcolmConnection is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2005, 08:11 PM   #34
Pro Bowl
 
skinsguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Greensboro, North Carolina
Posts: 6,513
Re: Any Computer Programmers here???

Quote:
Originally Posted by That Guy
actually the OS validity is a java check i believe, you can just change the url to totally skip it and update illegal copies if you want... instructions for the curious are on slashdot

I'll have to check that out. Of course, all of my Microsoft software (OS, Office, etc..) are valid.
__________________
Not the same Skinsguy that posts on ES.
skinsguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2005, 08:45 PM   #35
Living Legend
 
That Guy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Springfield, VA
Age: 31
Posts: 16,255
Re: Any Computer Programmers here???

http://www.boingboing.net/2005/07/28...enuine_ad.html
Quote:
Microsoft "Genuine Advantage" cracked in 24h: window.g_sDisableWGACheck='all'
AV sez, "This week, Microsoft started requiring users to verifiy their serial number before using Windows Update. This effort to force users to either buy XP or tell them where you got the illegal copy is called 'Genuine Advantage.' It was cracked within 24 hours."

Before pressing 'Custom' or 'Express' buttons paste this text to the address bar and press enter:

javascript:void(window.g_sDisableWGACheck='all')

It turns off the trigger for the key check.

Link (Thanks, AV!)
http://www.tech-recipes.com/windows_...n_tips999.html
Quote:
Description -
How to bypass the validation to download updates for xp computers when the product key is invalid.

Directions -
1) Open Internet Explorer

2) Go to Tools menu > Internet Options...

3) Click on Programs tab.

4) Click the Manage Add-ons.... button

5) Scroll down to the "Windows Genuine Advantage" add-on (they should be in alphabetical order).

6) After you click on it, there is a settings box below all the add-ons. In there are Enable/Disable radio buttions. Just click Disable, then OK, then Apply, and you are set
http://www.extended64.com/blogs/rafa...7/27/1026.aspx
(this is about installing a script engine add-on like greasemonkey to IE to bypass it)
__________________
Who says shameless self promotion is stupid? oh yeah, that was me... Click For Tunes!
That Guy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2005, 07:54 PM   #36
Pro Bowl
 
skinsguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Greensboro, North Carolina
Posts: 6,513
Re: Any Computer Programmers here???

Man...I'll be glad when I get a break from my second job at the college, I am going to try some of these tricks and hacks that you guys have posted. I will also let ya know how my java is coming around. We are adding so many new things to our current client system, that talking my boss into switching to something I program is going to be very difficult!
__________________
Not the same Skinsguy that posts on ES.
skinsguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:29 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site is not officially affiliated with the Washington Redskins or the NFL.
Page generated in 0.25371 seconds with 9 queries

Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.2.0 RC5

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25