Microsoft genuine downloads looking for wine

Darryl Dixon esrever_otua at
Sun Feb 20 17:40:54 CST 2005

I think something that has been overlooked in all this (and which is
really off-topic for wine-devel, but I just can't resist) is the fact
that with this GenuineCheck.exe program Microsoft are acknowledging the
presence of another browser on Windows.  Compare this to the situation
with the Windows Update site that refuses to work with anything other
than IE+ActiveX...


On Sat, 2005-02-19 at 16:19 -0700, Brian Vincent wrote:

>On Sat, 19 Feb 2005 13:25:17 -0700, Jesse Allen <the3dfxdude at> wrote:
>> On Wed, 16 Feb 2005 22:28:59 +0100, Ivan Leo Puoti <ivanleo at> wrote:
>> > By quickly looking at the program, I noticed it looks for a registry
>> > key, this key is...
>> > SOFTWARE\Wine\Wine\Config
>> > the wine configuration key.
>> Has anyone tried creating this key on Win2k or 98 and seeing what
>> happens with the program?
>I just created the SOFTWARE\Wine\Wine\Config key here on both Win98
>and Win2k. It failed.
>Both print the same error:
>"Code not available.  The validation code could not be obtained.  This
>may be due to technical difficulties, or you may be running an
>unsupported operating system.  Please close this window and attempt
>the validation process again, or use the Back button in your web
>browser to return to the download details page.  [Error code:
>After I remove the key it works on both.
>I don't think GenuineCheck.exe is going to make it onto our list of
>Gold Applications in the AppDB any time soon.

Darryl Dixon <esrever_otua at>
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