Validation code - required for download RRS feed

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  • I have to say this validation just to download software is ridiculous. It's taken me an hour just to get windows power shell and I couldn't even download it from Microsoft.

    Begin genuine Windows validation

    1. Run the validation tool.

      Click Continue to launch the validation tool. When prompted, click Open or Run this program from its current location. The tool will collect information about your computer hardware and software that will determine whether your Windows installation is genuine and provide you with a code that you will use in Step 2 below. It does not collect or send any information that can be used to identify you or contact you. Please read the Windows Genuine Advantage program FAQ to learn more about what information is collected, why it is needed, and how it is used.

    Why is this step here and has no link to the correct tool?

    Why do you guys have a validation method that is out of date on the website? Even after downloading the new validation method, it gives me a validation code of 0.

    I enter it into the field below and it doesn't even let download power shell!!!! It redirects to another webpage with NO messages explaining anything.


    I'm sure this is happening to other downloads, not just power shell. Really, it's ridiculous this is method of download software off the Microsoft website is rolled out with clearly no testing what so ever.

    • Edited by jjccmck Thursday, August 23, 2012 10:05 PM
    Thursday, August 23, 2012 10:03 PM