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Windows 7: Pirated Windows 7 – How to Tell.


04 Dec 2009   #1
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 
Pirated Windows 7 – How to Tell.

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Microsoft considers users running pirated copies of its software as victims of the piracy phenomenon. And although in some cases, end users are themselves pirates, in others, customers indeed fall victim to counterfeiters that sell them bootlegged products masqueraded as genuine. The Redmond-based company is well aware that in certain cases, the bootleggers use advanced technology to replicate Microsoft software, to the point where even its own employees can barely tell the difference between genuine and pirated products. This is why the software giant is offering How to Tell to customers, an online resource that allows them to compare the products they acquired against genuine software, and see whether they were tricked into buying pirated products or not.
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Pirated Windows 7 ? How to Tell - Courtesy of Microsoft - Softpedia


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04 Dec 2009   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Nice article, where do you get these things?

Ken J+
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04 Dec 2009   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Nice article, where do you get these things?

Ken J+
Happy Holidays Ken!
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04 Dec 2009   #4
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Nice article, where do you get these things?

Ken J+
Classified information.
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04 Dec 2009   #5

 

You'd be surprised how many fake disks are seized from shipments which originated in the far east and are headed for Europe (very probably the US too)... and not only MS disks either, everything from Photoshop to console games is being peddled, even fake hardware often comes to light...

There's no secret regards what are called warez forums which distribute links to what are called cracked or patched programs, games, and multimedia material - it's as easy as being registered on one of these forums and copying the links posted... however it should be borne in mind some clandestine programs are repacked with trojans designed to turn the end users computer into a spam-bot, or steal the users personal or financial information...
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04 Dec 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Qdos View Post
There's no secret regards what are called warez forums which distribute links to what are called cracked or patched programs, games, and multimedia material - it's as easy as being registered on one of these forums and copying the links posted... however it should be borne in mind some clandestine programs are repacked with trojans designed to turn the end users computer into a spam-bot, or steal the users personal or financial information...
Yes, there are some things that I wouldn't touch with a 10ft. poll and a hacked or pirated copy of my operating systems is one of those things. I simply cannot believe how many people are willing to just take their chances and assume that all of these things are 100% clean and original.
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04 Dec 2009   #7

W7 X-64 W8.1 X-64 Opensuse 13.1 W2003 Server
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JMH View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Nice article, where do you get these things?

Ken J+
Classified information.

"If I told you I would have to kill you" ...... (Hollywood)

Cheers
jimbo
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04 Dec 2009   #8
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

Similar article, different source -

Microsoft starts antipiracy initiatives in 70 countries
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04 Dec 2009   #9

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JMH View Post
The trouble with MS anti-piracy measures are the impositions placed on legitimate users, when frequently MS fail to distinguish who is a genuine user and who might utilise pirated software - or be using an improperly distributed key.

Some of the prior WGA behaviour is tantamount to spyware...
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04 Dec 2009   #10
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

I suspect that quite a few would agree with your views.
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