Internet Explorer 7 Now Available To Software Pirates  

Microsoft has released an update for Internet Explorer 7, dropping the Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA) validation for XP users. Previously only genuine copies of XP (i.e. those that phone home to validate) could download and install IE 7.

Microsoft’s move to open up IE 7 to pirated copies of Windows may stem from the fact that IE 7 has yet to overtake IE 6 in popularity according to most web traffic surveys. The removal of the WGA requirement is almost guaranteed to increase the install numbers over IE6.

Microsoft has also made a few small changes to IE 7 in today's update, including the default visibility of the menu bar and a new, more in-depth tour for first-time users.

You can grab the updated Internet Explorer 7 — legit copy of Windows or not — from the Microsoft site.

Source: Wired.Com

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  • Alex  
    December 28, 2007 at 10:14 AM

    WGA? heh, that never stopped those "pirates"
    "pirates" go after stuff that is protected. IE7 is no longer a tasty target since theres no need to free it from the grasps of MS.

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