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post #11 of 21
Well those are the first two cracks that surfaced.. no surprise MS is trying to stop them

Tho the Vista boot-loader hack (which loads before the kernel) will probably be the last to get nabbed.
    
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post #12 of 21
Why does MS make this information public? Just call it an important update and leave it at that, or call it a security update.
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post #13 of 21
Lulz.

This update had no effect on my "old" Vista. Probably boot-loader, since I noticed that my new Vista doesn't quickly flash a boot-loader menu like before, lol.

However, my new Vista is complement of the Windows Feedback Program, so meh. I still don't have to pay.
    
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post #14 of 21
What a waste of Microsoft's time. For a company that wants to stop piracy they do so much to annoy their legit users (this update, product activation, WGA, etc) while having little to no affect on piracy. And yes my copy of Vista is legal.
post #15 of 21
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Hmmm...

I have 64bit vista ult running, and just did an update check, from a fresh non SP1 install... No sign of this update...

Wonder if it;s not out yet for the 64bit users??
same here... not affected
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Ouch for the pirates !
Yep sucks for them...
 
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post #17 of 21
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An exploit is a form of software that replaces or modifies authentic Windows components.
Oh, I see! This is a NOOOOOOOOOOOT joke!
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post #18 of 21
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Hmmm...

I have 64bit vista ult running, and just did an update check, from a fresh non SP1 install... No sign of this update...

Wonder if it;s not out yet for the 64bit users??
I haven't seen it either, I would go check too but right now I'm limited to wireless internet and my Vista-capable wireless card doesn't work with Vista x64
    
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post #19 of 21
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Do note that this update cannot be uninstalled or rolled-back (AFAWK). If it is installed into a PC with a hacked version of Windows Vista, then the only way to remove it would be to reinstall Windows Vista and avoid the update.
See now why do they include this? They're helping people circumvent this anti-piracy check......BS.
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post #20 of 21
There is definitely no reason for them not to do whatever they want to protect their investment.. if its too much for you don't use it...

their mistake was no doing it in the background without any notification or info :O (hides)
Edited by shinyboy - 5/11/08 at 7:45am
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