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Windows Genuine Validation My Arse

Has anyone managed to get through the customer-screwing "Genuine Microsoft Windows validation" requirements using the Firefox browser? According to my experience, I can't download specific documents without running Internet Explorer because in FireFox I get the error message "Your current browser cannot run the ActiveX control required by the genuine Windows validation process."  Sometimes Microsoft really pisses me off.

[update:About effing time: http://www.microsoft-watch.com/article2/0,1995,1889066,00.asp?kc=MWRSS02129TX1K0000535]