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#187368 - 5th Dec 2007 11:50pm Microsoft Opens Up Vista To Pirates
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Originally Posted By: BBC News
Microsoft is to withdraw an anti-piracy tool from Windows Vista, which disables the operating system when invoked, following customer complaints.

The so-called "kill switch" is designed to prevent users with illegal copies of Vista from using certain features.

But the tool has suffered from glitches since it was introduced with many Windows users claiming that legal copies of Vista had been disabled.

Microsoft says its efforts have seen a drop in piracy of its software.

In a statement released by the company, Microsoft corporate vice president Mike Sievert, said: "Users whose systems are identified as counterfeit will be presented with clear and recurring notices about the status of their system and how to get genuine copies."

Lmao, I think this is more to entice Pirates to use Vista rather then in response to customer complaints.

Microsoft know Vista sucks and they realise that Pirates also know it! By removing this tool, it opens up Vista for more piracy, which in turn, Microsoft hope will increase take-up of the operating system.

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#187373 - 6th Dec 2007 12:06am Re: Microsoft Opens Up Vista To Pirates [Re: MattLFC]
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I think its hillrious.. got vista on DVD installed it for an hour and then reformatted. Never again!..
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#187375 - 6th Dec 2007 12:08am Re: Microsoft Opens Up Vista To Pirates [Re: SoundLad]
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Lmao raftl

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#187382 - 6th Dec 2007 1:09am Re: Microsoft Opens Up Vista To Pirates [Re: MattLFC]
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lol i downloaded vista only to play windows live (which apparently is only compatible with vista) - but my dvd burner packed in so have never got round to it

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#187480 - 6th Dec 2007 6:26pm Re: Microsoft Opens Up Vista To Pirates [Re: Davey_Martin]
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Its only because its the underworld of piracy will launch a product and be tested to the max. People wont pay for a un trusted and un proven product.

I would buy it in years to come, once the "Feed back" supported it as a product.

I do pitty those that have to use it.

Strange i'm not hearing any real HYPE this Christmas about vista.

where has the WOW gone lol
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#187607 - 7th Dec 2007 9:43pm Re: Microsoft Opens Up Vista To Pirates [Re: Mark]
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