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Old 08-07-09, 12:15 PM   #89
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Default Re: Official Technet Thread

Originally Posted by mailman2 View Post
As long as the hashes match, which they do, its the exact same copy. What are you risking from a newsgroup when the hashes match? If there was a virus or malware injected the hash would be different

Do you guys know anything about hashes? Sometimes I feel like Im in idiot-ville. I can grab the same exact copy off newsgroups in about 30 mins. Why bother with technet??
Ok, so you're having a bad day. That does not concern me.

Originally Posted by mailman2 View Post
Well not being familiar with newsgroups is one thing, spending 15 hours downloading the same exact file when you already have it is another. If the hashes match its the same file. There are alot of people re-downloading the MSDN image cause they dont know what the hashes are for.
I'm familiar with newsgroups, but it's more for the peace of mind. Kind of like the difference between a new car and a 1 year old used one. Not much different, both still seem new, but you know someone else has sat in my used cars seat before.

I simply chose to wait for the legit Microsoft Technet copy rather than one that was obtained another way and posted by a 3rd party.
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