– Only Honest Folk Need Apply

Downloading software from in the past (updates for example) has been open to all. However, now Microsoft will start checking your PC and making sure you do not have counterfeit software installed.
The Globe & Mail writes The next time you visit the website of Microsoft Corp. to download some software, be prepared to let the world’s biggest software company have a look inside your computer.
In a determined strike to quell the proliferation of counterfeit software, beginning today, Microsoft will require that all customers coming to its website for upgrades and other downloads submit their computers to an electronic frisking.