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I was told that M$ knows if your windows is a copy but cannot do anything about it because it would then be an invation of privacy.
Exactly, which is why the authenticater is an optional download, heh.
    
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I was told that M$ knows if your windows is a copy but cannot do anything about it because it would then be an invation of privacy.
You will Also like to know they Cant Prosecute you as If you have bought the Official genuine copy of Windows but your Cd key does not passs validation it can just mean that the hardware configuration of your OWN computer has changed and is therfore not actually Illegal..or is Debatable.
post #23 of 34
they should invent a new language!

call it "P4-R4N-01D" lol
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Simply This it Wil cut down On piracy but will not stop it totally lets face it..When theres a Will theres a way.
It will cut down on people (who do not wish to steal) being an unknowing accomplice to theft. Those who wish to steal will continue to steal the software as this action was never aimed at those who knowingly steal the software. It is aimed at those who unknowingly became a part of an act obtained by the commission of an offence, to wit: Theft. Now they have not only knowledge of the offence but a simple way out of the act as well.

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lol, I bet 1 out of 100 people in this forum have a valid windows , and btw I'm the one person. But like many said there will always be ways around, I heard of this crack that makes windows think its activated and will download all the newest updates >< basically skips the activation screen.
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Most of these changes aren't even targetted to the deloped world tards that feel 3133+ by getting around buying Windows.

MS is looking towards the *next* billion users and is trying to figure out mechanisms to let users in these countries (where OEM/system builder piracy approaches 60%+) know they are on invalid copes of Windows.

The game in many of these countries is that most users don't even KNOW the difference between a jacked copy of software and a ligitimate one.

All the wankers in the developed world that like to "stick it to M$" or whatever will probably be able to.

However, it will increase the information push in emerging countries.
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i think its rather polite of microsoft to inform you that you have a pirated version of windows just be thankful they arnt allowed to expose you to malware for not being legit and all ya get is a message
    
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I thought I read somewhere they offer a finder fee to report a pirating enterprise on the sys builder/OEM level?

If so, they are gonna be handing out a lot of rewards if they start busting them all over.

(Yes, Joe Blow will get around this on his VLK pirated install. But to a person that did not KNOW it was pirated and they paid for it.. it is good info and something the mass piraters are going to have a hard time with.)
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I thought I read somewhere they offer a finder fee to report a pirating enterprise on the sys builder/OEM level?

If so, they are gonna be handing out a lot of rewards if they start busting them all over.

(Yes, Joe Blow will get around this on his VLK pirated install. But to a person that did not KNOW it was pirated and they paid for it.. it is good info and something the mass piraters are going to have a hard time with.)
Good point that really.
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well as a person who does own windows, I must admit that my folding farm does have XP pro on it which. yeah. Anyways,I dont like the whole pirated thing cuz I do think its wrong, But To me I sometimes like to try things, and no demos dont seem to do it justice. What you think got me to buy a copy of xp anyways?
All and all, no matter how hard you try to make it harder to copy something, somone is out there that will crack it.
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