[LINK] Windows Genuine Advantage

Adam Todd link at todd.inoz.com
Mon Jul 17 18:55:54 AEST 2006

At 04:37 PM 17/07/2006, Frank O'Connor wrote:
>I had problems with the first variant ...
>Specifically the boot process on Windows XP hung or blew out to up to 10 
>minutes when my XP boxen wasn't connected to the net. I suspect MS may 
>have made the 'call home; module a tad more aggressive than it needed to 
>be. (I don't leave any Windows box connected to the Net by default ... my 
>Mac and LINUX boxes no problem - but not my Windows box.)

I can't say I've seen my WinXp workstations "phone home", at least since I 
turned all the internal check rubbish off.

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