Microsoft to Target Pirates With Vista SP1 Update

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  1. chastity

    chastity Moderator Political User

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    Microsoft will take the fight to pirates with new security features in Vista SP1

    The rest is via the source

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    http://www.dailytech.com/article.aspx?newsid=9896

    I highly doubt this going to do much to stop piracy but going to cause headaches
     
  2. omg its nlm

    omg its nlm lvl 17 Hax Folding Team

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    There always will be a workaround...

    Vista is has half the piracy cause a lot of people do not like it.

    I love it. :)
     
  3. Dark Atheist

    Dark Atheist Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    if you look in the news section you will see i have made a simular statement - about half as many ppl using it that is :D
     
  4. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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    Fixed that for you.
     
  5. LeeJend

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    I'm confused. I thought VISTA was pirate proof. XP had the Corp Beta out there that was childs play to get a copy of and a key for.

    Did I miss a major leak report for VISTA? All I've seen is the 1 year activation delay of the trial versions. That hardly counts as being able to pirate a copy of VISTA since it eventually dies.
     
  6. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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    The OEM bios exploit works, from what I've heard....
     
  7. fitz

    fitz Just Floating Along Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    actually, they specifically singled out the BIOS exploit as one they were closing in SP1.

    There are reports, however, that if WGA says you are a pirated copy, it gives you the option to get a valid license of Home Premium for half off.. Which means, if you want to buy Vista, pirate a copy first, wait for WGA to say it's not valid, then get a legitimate copy for half off.