Microsoft cracks down on Vista pirates

by admin December 15, 2006 at 7:54 am

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Microsoft has acted to stop pirated versions of its Windows Vista operating systems being used on PCs.

Redmond said that it had monitored a number of attempts to bypass Vista’s product activation protections over the past few weeks.

“As of now there are at least two distinct workarounds that have worked to some degree, but I’m sure there are more on the way,” an engineer with the username ‘Alexkoc’ said on the official MSDN blog.

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