Friday, February 08, 2008

Why does Microsoft ship unsigned code?

I just installed some service packs on Windows XP. Why do I keep seeing warning notices telling me that the software Microsoft has provided has not passed Windows certification?

If the certification is going to have any value at all Microsoft MUST insist that every single piece of code they provide passes. Otherwise they are simply teaching users to ignore their own warnings.

1 comment:

MidSpeck said...

Hmmm. I have never seen this warning with any of XP's service packs or hotfixes. (I only install the automatic and recommended ones from Microsoft Update though.) Are you sure they were really from Microsoft?