yeah, i have one of those "bundled copies" that won't pass the authentication test. grrrrrrrrr
. and microsoft is offering to do me the favor of upgrading for a measly $168. HA! you would think, did they REALLY want all of us to have authentic copies, they'd make a decent offer on the upgrade...not like they're going broke anytime soon. it really galls me to have to pay for something i've already paid for.
anyway. i've been shopping the 'net, trying to find a decent price. would someone mind taking a quick look at this:http://www.ivorcom.com/shopping/third_leve...;category_id=77
and telling me what "promo" means? i realize it stands for promotional...does this mean the copy will self-destruct after 30, 60, or 90 days??? the price seems awfully good...but i'm sure there's a reason for that. if it will do what i want it to...which is to validate my copy of xp (which, b/t/w, is 2002, and has the sp2 pkg), then i truly see no
reason to pay anymore than i absolutely have to. this whole thing is just really, really
p***ing me off! if i have to pay a bunch to make microsoft happy (which just does NOT seem to be my job!), then perhaps it's time to get a different browser. after all, since ms sure as hell isn't trying to keep me as a "satisfied customer"...why should i feel any loyalty to THEM???
let me know what you think!