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Windows 7: MS Kills Office Anti-Piracy Program

20 Dec 2010   #1

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 
MS Kills Office Anti-Piracy Program

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Microsoft last week killed an anti-piracy service that checked whether customers were running legal copies of Office, saying that the program had "served its purpose."

ZDNet blogger Ed Bott first reported on Microsoft's move after a tipster pointed him toward a support document on the company's site.
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Finally. Maybe they are coming around with not inconveniencing legit customers.

Or, they are developing something even more ridiculous.

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20 Dec 2010   #2

Vista Ult64, Win7600
 
 

Thanks for that information.
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20 Dec 2010   #3

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jfar View Post
Thanks for that information.
Jfar! You're back! Good to see you again. How is the old west holding up?
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20 Dec 2010   #4

Vista Ult64, Win7600
 
 

Good to be back, Howdy Pardner.
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20 Dec 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Win7User512 View Post
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Microsoft last week killed an anti-piracy service that checked whether customers were running legal copies of Office, saying that the program had "served its purpose."

ZDNet blogger Ed Bott first reported on Microsoft's move after a tipster pointed him toward a support document on the company's site.
More...

Finally. Maybe they are coming around with not inconveniencing legit customers.

Or, they are developing something even more ridiculous.
Maybe finally is Microsoft realizing that Genuine Advantage is Genuine Crap.
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20 Dec 2010   #6
Kit

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Darician View Post
Maybe finally is Microsoft realizing that Genuine Advantage is Genuine Crap.
Couldn't have said it better myself, try as they might to get rid of the piracy all they do is just encourage it if you ask me. Then again I don't really think anyone liked the Genuine Advantage, especially people who are rather stringent on updates, but just think about it, you have an update, and it says its an important security update, which is downloaded and installed automatically, but then later you realize that the update in particular didn't provide any additional security at all, instead all it does is tell Microsoft whether or not the OS you use is "Genuine" or not, and then Microsoft pulls the plug on you, altering your computer's use until you buy a "Genuine" license, now this might be just me, or does this sound like those false antivirus programs that prevent your computer from running until you buy a licence for the fake antivirus, yeah sure one is a real product and the other is not, but the things that they do, IE: altering the computers usage, whether it be putting it to sleep every 2 hours, or even preventing it from starting at all. It just sounds..........i dunno wrong somehow to be messing up a users computer...........I mean seriously Bill Gates even said "If people are going to be stealing, I want them to steal from ME!"
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20 Dec 2010   #7

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit SP1
 
 

Other than being a headache for legit user(s) it has done little at all to stop people pirating the software.
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20 Dec 2010   #8
Kit

 
 

Exactly, its pretty much like a product war, Microsoft tries to beef up security via things like this, and then the pirates just make new ways to get around the code.........and to be honest i would know as i USED to run a pirated version of XP Professional.
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20 Dec 2010   #9

W7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Win7User512 View Post
they are developing something even more ridiculous.
This. Being a member of the MSDN for quite a while now, I do believe that they will look for something way more preposterous.

Most of the pirated copies of Office I see are corporate editions, with valid keylists that have been leaked.
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20 Dec 2010   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Retail
 
 

Usually "security measures" become annoyances that encourage piracy
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