Windows XP SP1 Will Not Install on Known Pirated Installations

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  1. chastity

    chastity Moderator Political User

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    Windows XP SP1 Will Not Install on Known Pirated Installations

    In an email sent to OEM system builders MS tells:

    When released, Service Pack 1 for Microsoft Windows XP will not install if it identifies the underlying Windows XP installation as a known pirated installation. SP1 identifies known pirated installations by their Product IDs. The Product ID is generated from the Product Key used during install and can be found by choosing My Computer, then Properties, and viewing the General tab.

    more info here
     
  2. Gouk

    Gouk Guest

    But it will work on pirate XPs with valid generated keys.
     
  3. Iceman

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    OK enough about this ok ?

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  4. chastity

    chastity Moderator Political User

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    Well the story itself is news worthy since its on the front page of the site.
     
  5. Iceman

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    I agree the news story is worthy, however, statements that it will work on pirated XPs with valid generated keys, is not. Thats warez, and illegal, hence my warning statement.

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  6. chastity

    chastity Moderator Political User

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    Ok thanks for clearing that little bit confusion I had Iceman
     
  7. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Haven't we been through this enough already? Oh well there be more to come when sp1 gets released officially.
     
  8. Iceman

    Iceman Moderator

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    do not

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  9. Iceman

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    all Corporate Editions of XP do not require activation, thats what sets them apart from XP Professional.

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  10. dijital

    dijital Guest

    corporate keys are not as hard to find as you may think.
     
  11. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team

    And we DON'T want to find them either.
     
  12. dabomb

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    yes, less of the illegal going ons :D
     
  13. ssj4conejo

    ssj4conejo Guest

    You guys got it wrong, you do not FIND corporate keys you generate corporate keys. thats real different, and just admit microsoft has been defeated by pirates ever since windows 1.0.
     
  14. djwhite

    djwhite OSNN Senior Addict

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    You can FIND corporate keys if you are too lazy to generate your own
     
  15. Tabula Rasa

    Tabula Rasa Stranger Than Kindness Political User

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    O.k I'l just say... it works, it doesent require activation....
     
  16. X-Istence

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    hehe, good point benny
     
  17. PseudoKiller

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    This thread has been warned serveral time to stop the key gen and warez talk. It is now closed.