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    Long story short, my normal computer's motherboard got fried, and I currently use my wife's computer for FFXI. We bought the computer from a friend, and of course, the copy of WinXP doesn't pass the shitty Windows authentication, so I cannot use normal Windows update to get the .NET framework update needed so I can use my precious, precious POLUtis.

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    Is there any way to bypass the MS authentication thingy so I can install the framework patch?
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    More than likely since it's available as a redist. However, go buy a legit copy of Windows. Without it, you're going to fall behind on security updates and risk your computer being vulnerable to exploits.
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    http://www.ghacks.net/2006/09/04/downlo ... wga-check/

    Don't know if this still works but is worth a try.
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    Last time I installed windows (I had windows preinstalled lost disks..) and used burned disks I just called and did phone authentication. I gave the Indian guy some bs story and he gave me an authentication code.
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    just grab the redistributable from their dl site. no windows authen needed.
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/deta ... laylang=en
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    Quote Originally Posted by Remembrance
    Last time I installed windows (I had windows preinstalled lost disks..) and used burned disks I just called and did phone authentication. I gave the Indian guy some bs story and he gave me an authentication code.
    I've done this a couple of times when I had to reinstall windows and it wouldnt let me because it'd allready been installed on a computer before. legit copy.
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    If it's really legit you could have just called them up and they'll give you another usable key.
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    Thanks for the replies guys. None of the methods above worked directly, but I eventually figured it out, and I'll outline what I did in case anyone else has a similar problem.

    - The Ghacks link's method didn't work anymore, but I found a link down in the user posts to http://www.softwarepatch.com/
    - At softwarepatch.com, I aquired a copy of the Windows Installer 3.1 that didn't require authentication.
    - After downloading, installing and restarting, downloading the redistributable from the offical Microsoft website (thx Neighbortaru) worked just fine. .NET Framework is installed and I have my sweet POLUtis back.

    Thanks again. ^-')b
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    ah, forgot about windows installer. yeah, that sob needs windows authn

    oh well, glad you got it working
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