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Microsoft to detect all the pirated Windows XP Pro with new WGA update


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#1 Liskiller

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Posted 26 March 2009 - 06:54 AM

Not even a month have passed when Microsoft announced the released of Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA) update for Windows Vista to kill the available activation exploit commonly referred to as the 'SoftMod hack'. Now Microsoft is going to kill all the pirated Windows XP Pro with a new WGA update.

Alex Kochis, senior product manager, WGA

Starting this week, we will begin deployment of the latest version of WGA Notifications for Windows XP. In addition to the usual updates to validation that improve WGA's ability to detect the latest stolen or fake product keys and other attempts to circumvent product activation, this release will also include a couple of other significant updates.


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Customers who installed the last update will simply have the validation information (new product keys etc.) be updated without their needing to go through the install process again.

After installing this version of WGA Notifications on a copy of Windows XP that fails the validation a users experience of Windows would include (same as with the last release) first a message at their next logon indicating that they might be a victim of software counterfeiting. They would see that their desktop has changed to a plain black background and they will see a persistent desktop notification above the system tray as well as messages from the system tray offering additional information and ways that the customer can report the piracy or obtain a genuine copy of Windows.

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#2 Eye Pie Rate

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Posted 26 March 2009 - 07:52 AM

Give it a few hours.

#3 LonghornGT

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Posted 26 March 2009 - 08:08 AM

Somebody will whack that Kochis sometime...

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Posted 26 March 2009 - 08:20 AM

Will they do the same thing with Office/OGA? (the black screen and notification)

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Posted 26 March 2009 - 09:49 AM

Hope Student Edition isnt nerfed >.>

#6 Secured Tim

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Posted 26 March 2009 - 11:33 AM

Only a desktop notification and black background? This isn't enough.

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Posted 27 March 2009 - 12:09 AM

Give it a few hours.


I like your comment Eye Pie Rate! It sounds so funny and confident! :D

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Posted 27 March 2009 - 12:24 AM

Only a desktop notification and black background? This isn't enough.


+1

They need to make the WGA process CPU/RAM usage high on pirated OSes.

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Posted 27 March 2009 - 01:07 AM

Hope doesnt work on Home Edi... I will buy Win7.

#10 coldemone

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Posted 27 March 2009 - 01:26 AM

another wga
anyway i dont update

#11 MaximusAxis

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Posted 27 March 2009 - 03:27 AM


Only a desktop notification and black background? This isn't enough.


+1

They need to make the WGA process CPU/RAM usage high on pirated OSes.



Good one! They should fire their programmers, and hire you, 'cause I don't think they've thought of that.

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Posted 27 March 2009 - 03:44 AM

Give it a few hours.

Well, if I was a pirate, this is how i would "bypass" this whole thing...

just turn off damned auto updates. f**k it. do you really need them?
i mean, damn, for XP you can find direct links for DirectX updates that skip by the web check.
same thing for SP3, no WGA in the install.

I mean, REALLY, dont want MS busting your chops? TURN OFF UPDATES.

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Posted 27 March 2009 - 08:24 AM

doesn't affect XP home?
damn, i'm safe!

#14 AMIRZ

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Posted 27 March 2009 - 11:00 AM

doesn't affect XP home?
damn, i'm safe!


:rofl: lol congrats Bro

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Posted 27 March 2009 - 01:22 PM

They need to make the WGA process CPU/RAM usage high on pirated OSes.

They need to include Vista's annoying UAC on pirated copies of XP. :lol:

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Posted 27 March 2009 - 01:46 PM

They need to make the WGA process CPU/RAM usage high on pirated OSes.

They need to include Vista's annoying UAC on pirated copies of XP. :lol:

Are you kidding? that is the main selling point of vista, MS bugging the shit out of you! (Aero is the 2nd reason!)
Vista's UAC is just MS trying to be like Linux and Mac, as how, if your going to do anything that might possibly screw up your PC, give you a GSudo type box.

So yeah, MS even stole that idea. To bad the implemented it wrong.

#17 ThunderROM

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Posted 27 March 2009 - 04:39 PM

Of course I was kidding. :lol:

#18 PurplePeopleEater

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Posted 27 March 2009 - 04:52 PM


Give it a few hours.


I like your comment Eye Pie Rate! It sounds so funny and confident! :D

He says that everytime M$ releases a WGA update, he did with vista to. :P

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Posted 27 March 2009 - 11:11 PM

dose this effect corporate edition that doesn't ask for a key?

#20 lareeth

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Posted 27 March 2009 - 11:26 PM

dose this effect corporate edition that doesn't ask for a key?


The Corporate Edition does require a key, most of the copies available on torrent sites are slipstreamed with the key already built into the disk. So yes this will still affect you.

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