Free Vista Ultimate/Office 2007 Ultimate/etc.

Discussion in 'Computer Software and Operating Systems' started by coolbho3000, Dec 12, 2007.

  1. coolbho3000
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    coolbho3000 GBATemp Kikkoman Naturally Brewed SoySauce Fanatic

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    So Microsoft is giving away free copies of their most expensive (overpriced) software. The catch? You have to install "monitoring" software (spyware) from Microsoft on your computer for three months, and complete a series of drawn out surveys. The question is: your privacy, or a free copy of Vista Ultimate?

    Anyway... http://wfp.microsoft.com/

    I'm actually thinking of doing this, but I wonder if Microsoft can find out about all the numerous softwares I've "borrowed" from them. [​IMG]
     


  2. Awdofgum

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    Yeah, i read about this else where, i'm thinking about doing it on my second PC, ive already got Vista Ultimate on this PC, primarily because of DX10
     
  3. ZeWarrior

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  4. pimpyT

    pimpyT GBAtemp Regular

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    I was thinking of doing this on my old PC and then just not use it for three months. but I assume M$oft would null and void the deal then...
     
  5. Urza

    Urza hi

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    I can't believe you people would let Microsoft watch your every move for 3 months just to get 300USD in software; especially considering this is a community of pirates.

    If you want legit Vista so damn bad, just pay 80 bucks for a Home Premo upgrade disc.
     
  6. science

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    Download Vista, get a serial number off a PC at Best Buy.
     
  7. ZeWarrior

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    The serial would deactivate both PCs IF it worked, but it wouldn't because Downloaded Vista is usually Retail not OEM.
     
  8. adgloride

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    Its a good idea if you have a second computer. Just use it to browse on the internet and do nothing illegal for 3 months. Once they stop monitoring you, you can then do what you want.
     
  9. Doggy124

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    That hard for me [​IMG]
     
  10. laminaatplaat

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    free or 'free' i dont see the difference [​IMG]
     
  11. Urza

    Urza hi

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    If you don't value your privacy, sure.
     
  12. Hitto

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    Even if I was paid, I wouldn't want this trainwreck of an OS.
     
  13. Urza

    Urza hi

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    Offer is dead.
     
  14. MacGnG

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    lol this is funny
     
  15. mkoo

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    Just Download Vista from p2p and use activation hack or something like that.
     
  16. Dingler

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    My point exactly [​IMG]
     
  17. 704jaffer

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    Microsoft removed the Vista part of the giveaway, from what I hear the offer stands for other products
     
  18. Urza

    Urza hi

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    It doesn't. All of the products have been removed.
     
  19. paul1991

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    Theres a way to reset the Vlaidation counter on Vista. It was an article in MaximumPC. You can keep it from locking you out of Vista, until MS patches the loophole.
     
  20. ZeWarrior

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    Or you can use the OEM crack and not have worry about patches.