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Old 04-25-2006, 04:37 PM   #1
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Microsoft today began expanding its anti-piracy program by quietly pushing out a software update that in many cases automatically scans Windows computers and reports on whether they are powered by unlicensed software.
The "new pilot program" is a fairly broad expansion of Microsoft's Windows Genuine Advantage program, under which the anti-piracy check was required only for users who wish to download security updates or other free programs from Microsoft's site. Under WGA, users who chose to receive fixes via Automatic Updates were not prompted to install and run the anti-piracy software.
Starting today, however, Windows XP users in the United States who have set up automatic security updates will receive the anti-piracy tool. After installation and reboot, they may find their computers popping up an alert that reads: "This copy of Windows is not genuine; you may be a victim of software counterfeiting." Microsoft also is pushing the new tool out to auto-update users in Britain, Malaysia, Australia and New Zealand.
I hadn't heard about this program until today, when my laptop -- which of course is running a legitimate copy of XP Home Edition -- received this update today and prompted me to restart. When I rebooted the machine and went to "Add Remove/Programs," the hyperlinked Microsoft Knowledge Base article that was supposed to describe more about this patch was not available, so I sent a few questions over to Microsoft. Below are their answers:
Security Fix - Brian Krebs on Computer and Internet Security - (washingtonpost.com)
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Re: Microsoft Makes Users of Pirated Software More Annoyed

booo...

hopefully microsoft in the future will either be not ****tards or nonexistant.

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Re: Microsoft Makes Users of Pirated Software More Annoyed

Last time they built something in behind the scenes they got their asses jumped. Leave it to mikey to worry about the almighty dollar...cause they sure don't have enough.
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Re: Microsoft Makes Users of Pirated Software More Annoyed

There is a saying in regards to computers:

"There is no such thing as a transparent action"
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so... are pirated copies not gonna work or what?
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so... are pirated copies not gonna work or what?
They still work. Everytime you start your computer you will get a warning.
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They still work. Everytime you start your computer you will get a warning.
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just annoying. I could deal with it if I had pirated windows.
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I got a "legal" version of windows i am just too lazy to put it on my desktop...
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I got a "legal" version of windows i am just too lazy to put it on my desktop...
I just couldnt find my disk when I needed to format, thats why i put a pirated one on there. My laptop has legit windows though
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I was just notified of new updates...guess I will just ignore those.
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I just installed an update.

I have one of our Corporate XP Pro images.
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Just uncheck the Microsoft Genuine Advantage update when it pops up that there are new updates to download.

I've got lots of real copies of Winders XP. They need to just leave me alone about these "pirated" ones. If the money grubbing bastards didn't charge $200 for a copy of XP Pro, I'd probably buy more of them.
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Just got notified too. Unchecked the box.
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I've got lots of real copies of Winders XP.
lol winders. youre really from teh souf aint ya.

i have XP right now and will soon have XP x64 from my buddy.

and im sure anyone that gets annoyed enough with the warning can find a way to get rid of it with the correct search term in google, the all powerful "by the people for the people" search engine.
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