Windows 7 pirates beware

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Feb 12, 2010

Windows 7 pirates beware by Joe88 at 9:06 AM (12,650 Views / 0 Likes) 119 replies

  1. Joe88
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    http://gizmodo.com/5469764/microsoft-relea...ater-this-month

    I will be fine
    desktop is running win7 pro 64bit legit key from MSDNAA
    laptop is running win7 home premium 32bit (came with it, aka: legit)
     


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    oh, great.

    Well I have genuine win 7 home premium that Dell sent me as part of their upgrade program
     
  3. nitrostemp

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    time to turn off automatic updates
     
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    Meh lived with a pirated version of Vista before. Got nagged all the time and had to wait 15 sec before using windows. I survived and it kept working. Until my motherboard died on me. (It was actually legit the damn activation code input just said this character didn't work for every key [​IMG])
     
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    So if you bought an XP machine (before they expanded the licensing due to simply running out since they never planned a windows OS to last more than ~3 years before a new one comes out) you could come home to find it refusing to activate, or an already-purchased one could have gotten the update that made it start checking online if it was legit, it would have found that it's key is blacklisted due to rampant piracy, and you've suddenly gotta' call microsoft and give them your info so they know it's real and can issue you new activation.

    THAT situation you can actually blame the pirates for, for once.
     
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    i wonder if it will detect the oem slic 2.1 bios hack
     
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    It is possible to make a check for such a hack (both the flashed and patched versions), however we'll just have to wait and see.
     
  9. raulpica

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    Too bad for MS that I have totally removed the Win7 WAT (Windows Activation Technologies) from my PC long ago [​IMG]
     
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    how did you do that?
     
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    yeah, same as vista, even once you're machine has been hit with this, you can get rid of it easily and convince windows its legit again.
     
  12. azure0wind

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    it's time to turn OFF the auto. update...
    anyway how did you do that rauplica? to remove the WAT i mean...
     
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    yeah Howssss ?
     
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    LMFAO xD

    I like that... "nag-ware"

    hehe...
     
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    Doubtful I say. They brought out similar detection for Vista, and the bios hacks were never flagged. Crack loaders are more widespread and easier to detect, so it seems likely to target those first.
     
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    Whats happening if they found those with crack loaders ?
     
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    D: You better treat your PC nicely tho. Mine kinda screwed up, and I had to do a repair, which not only updated my OS but made my OS unactivated again. The WAT removing program I used said that the WAT was not there, so I ended up using an activator program... so I guess I should just turn off auto update.
     
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    Yeah I can think of a lot of those.

    SECUROM, Games for Windows....... and more that has to come to my mind XD
     
  19. raulpica

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    Yep, mine's a bit screwed up too, 'cause I used those early exploits, and they screwed up badly my activation system. The only one who helped was RemoveWAT.

    I'm currently receiving updates without a problem.
     
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    Running legitimate Home Premium 64-bit, so I should be fine. I've ignored some updates anyway, wondering whether I should get those done...no reason not to anyway...
     

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