[QUOTE=ChristineBCW;2653864]I wouldn’t expect Microsoft to worry about fixing pre-release issues, but I’m sure they’ve already got a stack of WinUpdates to perform. This is why I’ve sort of scoffed at the “pirates open validation servers” articles because, if I was MS, I’d have done that myself - let tons of other locations help me do test-marketing on the product and then sweep in on Day 1 or 2 of Official Release with the fixes AND the kill-jobs on those validation IDs.[/QUOTE]
Those kill job updates for invalid ID’s might be optional updates, much like they are in Windows 7 and even then, you just get a nag message and black desktop if found to be invalid. MS once said “we don’t support piracy, but if you’re going to pirate an OS, then pirate ours”.