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    Quote Originally Posted by Unknown_K View Post
    I had problems installing a legit Windows Server 2003 because you cannot authenticate over the internet until you have a bunch of upgrades installed (like the last supported IE and SP2).
    It's even more of a problem now that MS revoked the certificates XP/2003 uses for SSL/TLS, so you can't even connect to the WU servers anymore. There's probably a way to add custom certs, but I haven't figured that out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GiGaBiTe View Post
    It's even more of a problem now that MS revoked the certificates XP/2003 uses for SSL/TLS, so you can't even connect to the WU servers anymore. There's probably a way to add custom certs, but I haven't figured that out.
    You positive about that? I can still access the WU servers and I'm not doing anything fancy like registry editing the system to look like it's a legacy PoS retail version.


    http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a1...ated/certs.png

    For XP at least once you deploy Service Pack 3 (It's still downloadable) and IE8 (yes Microsoft did release an XP compatible version at one point) both automatic and manual updates start working properly. I'm not surprised a completely unpatched install doesn't work. That doesn't even work on Windows 7.
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    I believe the "unofficial service pack 4" for XP includes IE8. Add the POSReady registry hack and you get updates through the middle of next year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck(G) View Post
    Have you tried LibreOffice? It may fit your needs.
    I abandoned Microsoft Office for OpenOffice and then, LibreOffice a long time ago. I didn't like that new fangled ribbon, and preferred a Wordprocessor that worked the way I preferred. I've never regretted it.
    -----[ Al ]-----

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