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Validation Required web pages crash using GenuineCheck.exe

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  • OS:  Windows 2000 SP4

    RAM: 128MB

     

    Whenever I access a download web-site that uses Validation Required and after selecting Alternate Validation method, GenuineCheck.exe is executed.  This application continually crashes on instruction cpuid, preventing me from downloading anything from Microsoft.

     

    This , I assume, library frunction is somehow causing an illegal instruction.  I don't know why this validation must be performed for Windows 2000 systems (yes it is valid ... MSDN Universal subscription).  I run Windows 2000 without a single problem until I have to download a package that needs to perform validation first.

    Why is validation being done for a Windows 2000 system?  THis only happened ever since Microsoft went wild and started front-ending all downloads with 'Validation Required' methods.

    Regardless, thie use of the cpuid and/or rdtsc instruction should not cause ANYTHING to illegal instruction crash out.  Something is not coded correctly for these instructions.

     

    • Changed type Carl-SOwner Tuesday, October 07, 2008 3:29 PM
    • Changed type Carl-SOwner Tuesday, October 07, 2008 3:29 PM
    • Changed type Carl-SOwner Tuesday, October 07, 2008 3:30 PM
    Saturday, July 21, 2007 2:51 PM

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  •  NewScience wrote:

    OS:  Windows 2000 SP4

    RAM: 128MB

     

    Whenever I access a download web-site that uses Validation Required and after selecting Alternate Validation method, GenuineCheck.exe is executed.  This application continually crashes on instruction cpuid, preventing me from downloading anything from Microsoft.

     

    This , I assume, library frunction is somehow causing an illegal instruction.  I don't know why this validation must be performed for Windows 2000 systems (yes it is valid ... MSDN Universal subscription).  I run Windows 2000 without a single problem until I have to download a package that needs to perform validation first.

    Why is validation being done for a Windows 2000 system?  THis only happened ever since Microsoft went wild and started front-ending all downloads with 'Validation Required' methods.

    Regardless, thie use of the cpuid and/or rdtsc instruction should not cause ANYTHING to illegal instruction crash out.  Something is not coded correctly for these instructions.

     

    Sunday, February 03, 2008 1:56 AM