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My dad works for HP so he can give me all of the VL versions and that's legal. There is a CD key but no activation on all but XP MCE.
Uh. HAHAHAHAHAHA.

No, if he is taking home VLK media or keys.. that is NOT legal. Both the media and keys are licenses to HP for their corporation (or do you work there?).. When they ship systems, they use the SLP method, which is about the same in behavior (except for WGA.)

And Vista behaves differently. You can thank idiots like you for abusing the VLK/SLP system for that.
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Hypothically, if a person were to make a copy of a Windows software disc, a Dell XP OS disc for example, and then, buy a COA licence sticker from, for example eBay, and then use, hypothetically, Magical Jelly Bean Key finder to change the COA that loads with the Dell copy of the XP, to the one they hypothetically purchased from eBay and then "activate" XP after doing all this and receive updates just as if they had spent $100 on a store bought XP OS, rather than $30.00 on an XP COA and less than a $1.00 on a CDRW, would all this be considered "genuine" by MS, or would it be "illegal" is some way..?

Obviously this scenario is totally hypothetical, so nobody is actually breaking any laws, but in theory, is this software piracy and would it cause MS's new detection pop-up software to activate..?

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post #13 of 53
You think they are sticking with lightweight?

Sure, it got boinked. But they didn't care if it got boinked by hardcores.

They wanted to gauge reaction to the typical user - like my parents or sister. If persented with this challange, can they get through it? If on a pirated copy of Windows, did they understand the situation?

This is a normal user of Windows issue. They are trying to iron that out.

If that reaction and the results are going well, it will NOT be defeated by a script. Period. You won't get updates anymore. Enjoy those chuckles while you can I guess (well, unless you like picking up updates from some random site taht has hex edited it way through code to allow you to install it.. and hopefully not drop something even worse on your system...)
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I knew eventually they would bring something out like this..Just to be annoying of course..Well next time just get and official copy of windows.
post #15 of 53
That is, of course, the irony.

If you have a valid copy, you never see or deal with this. And if you do, who cares? You will never deal with it.

MS should bend over backwards to make life easy for pirates?

I don't see that happening.
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post #16 of 53
Just another ploy to get people to buy official windows to stop getting bugged by the pop-up lol.
post #17 of 53
This is obviously a touchy subject. There's nothing right about pirating...It's stealing!

However, MS has such deep pockets its absurd. I work in MIS as a network technician. While we're migrating to a 2003 environment, we had to purchase x amount of licenses for connectivity. Viable. Then we needed to purchase x amount of licenses for outlook. Then x amount for terminal services..It's almost not fair. And licensing isn't cheap! It's ~500 per person just to get on the network (depending on resources of course). Equate that in a SMB organization of 1000 people...It adds up, and quick...

Does that justify pirating? To some, yes, others no. I would buy legit copies if the price were better. $145for XP pro w sP2...CMON...

Alot of the updates you can download at microsofts website without fault...Its when you use the "windows update" is when it becomes a problem..I.E. SP2
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post #18 of 53
You can stop the pop up but not the icon, anyways I got hit by this. But I do have a geunie copy, just to lazy to reformat it
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Well I've bought windows XP professional (sitting on the shelf) but I stopped using because I had to call MS several times a day when changing hardware and I really don't feel like it's their place to make me do that. Now I just use enterprise, but I hope it doesn't come back to bite me in the butt.
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This has been in the uk for ages and hackers have cracked it already
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