I also just read on LCF’s blog that security updates are exempt from this check.
And interestingly enough, this verification check has been cracked with a beautifully simple solution – details here.
I have no problems with these at the office, since all our OSs are either OEM or open-source, so verification took place without a cinch.
But in err… other locales… I might just be tempted to use the crack instead.
Please note – whether or not you use original or pirated OS, please update it. It’s amazing how many people – even so-called IT experts – refuse to protect their PC from harm simply because they believe they are immune.
People – if there’s one thing anyone who is ever online should know – NO ONE IS IMMUNE.