PA Bear [MS MVP] wrote:
> Rob wrote:
>> PA Bear [MS MVP] <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Installing IE8 requires online Validation.
>> Really? I downloaded a full installation .exe once (which required
>> validation), then copied it to a network disk and installed it on
>> hundreds of systems that are not on internet. Was that a mistake?
Bear got caught in his own trap.
I don't recall any version of Internet Explorer requiring validation during
its installation or when you later use it. The only validation that I
recall (for some downloads from Microsoft) is to *get* the download file.
Once you validate and after you download the file, go tote it to any host
Not all Microsoft downloads require validation. They want to restrict some
software so it cannot be used on non-validated (pirated) copies of Windows.
The link to the IE8 download that I gave in my earlier post does NOT involve
validation to get the download file. The *install* of IE8 does not require
validation. The *use* of IE does not require validation. I just tested
this in a virtual machine running Windows XP Pro SP-3 (which has IE7) to
update to IE8 using the full download file from the link that I gave. Even
if I go to http://www.microsoft.com/ie
and download IE8, there is no request
for validation. Maybe I'm s-p-e-c-i-a-l (said while batting my eyelashes).
Haven't a clue why Bear thinks validation is ever an issue with IE8.