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The Windows (7) Action Center announces that I have a problem. Or rather, a Lenovo 32-bit application or service has a problem. But help is on the way. I can install an update (for some reason not included in Windows Update) from ye old local Microsoft Download Center.

After I validate of course. So I click continue. I download the GenuineCheck.exe verificator. I run it. “This version of the Windows Genuine Advantage validation tool is no longer supported. Please download the newest version and ensure that your system clock is accurate” (No trailing period after the second sentence.)

hmmm. I downloaded it five minutes ago. Rather short support timeline.

hahahaha. I switch to IE. I install the Genuine Advantage ActiveX control. I finally get to download my precious msu update file. “The update is not applicable to your computer.” For serious? If the Action Center had told me that, might have saved me some trouble.

Posted 25 Sep 2012 07:22 by tedu Updated: 25 Sep 2012 07:25
Tagged: bugs rants software windows