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Thread: Windows Genuine Advantage supports Firefox

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    Windows Genuine Advantage supports Firefox

    The recent growth of Firefox has forced Microsoft to rethink their strategy. The validation process of Microsoft Windows now works in Firefox and other Mozilla browsers. Firefox users can download and install the plug-in WGAPluginInstall available on the Microsoft Web site to complete the validation process in Windows, and a diagnosis browser settings for advanced configuration in case of incompatibility.

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    Re: Windows Genuine Advantage supports Firefox

    Windows Genuine Advantage is not just to allow updates only for legitimate versions? If yes, what for this plugin to leave if there is no way to update Firefox?

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    Re: Windows Genuine Advantage supports Firefox

    I will paraphrase Taipai.

    The validation process of Microsoft Windows has only one purpose: to make windows update

    The windows update can only take place with internet explorer.

    What is the point of using the process of validation with firefox microsoft windows if you must still use internet explorer?

    If you think about it there is one:

    It is possible to recover the hotfixes (files commonly downloaded through windows update) without going through windows update.

    For example, I downloaded a fifteen hotfixes linux then put on a samba server. By adding a small batch that goes well, I can install without all this mess once open internet explorer.

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    Re: Windows Genuine Advantage supports Firefox

    Indeed, you must use IE for Windows Update, but Microsoft is beginning to put technology on the WGA download therefore you can download files with FireFox has provided you have the plug-in ;

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    Re: Windows Genuine Advantage supports Firefox

    WGA hours is a much more than that particular download applications Microsoft etc.

    namely, that when you validate your version wga gather the following information on your PC:

    * Product Key (also OEM)
    * Manufacturer of the PC
    * Version of the OS
    * PID / SID
    * BIOS information (version, date)
    * BIOS MD5
    * Instead of using
    * Country system (language version of the operating system)


    for Firefox, IE tab is an extension that lets you juggle between the two browsers without leaving FF to make the win update is not possible with Firefox.

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