For anyone running a pirated copy of Microsoft Windows, the update to Service Pack 3 (SP3) will be thwarted by Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA). Unfortunately, this may affect as much as 20% of all legitimate Windows users and will subsequently inundate you with a frequent reminder that your Windows may be invalid.
Not too long ago, the HoTMaiL phenomena managed to get millions of users to signup for a web-based email account. This popular service was designed to work in any browser, and it essentially solved the problem many users had when switching ISP’s. Flash-forward a few years, and this has since transformed into Microsoft Windows Live Hotmail and undergone a complete transformation.