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    Microsoft

    Might be time for some of you to get a non pirate version of windows (not that anyone has)

    http://star-techcentral.com/tech/sto...720&sec=prodit
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    "Stained Windows! Microsoft to mark illegal copies

    BY CHRISTY LEE S. W.

    PIRATED software users be warned. Microsoft Corp is going to start “nagging” Windows users who do not have a legitimate copy of its operating system (OS).

    Starting tomorrow, the software giant will permanently flag personal computers that are not running a genuine copy of Windows.

    This move affects the six million Windows users in this country, as well as those in the United States, Britain, New Zealand and Australia.

    Industry sources informed In.Tech that the software giant is giving Windows the ability to tell if a user's PC is running a genuine or pirated version of the OS, via an update patch that becomes available from tomorrow.

    The patch takes effect if a PC user has opted to automatically update Windows the moment he goes online. It will also take effect should a PC user manually download the latest Windows updates.

    If the OS is an unauthorised copy, a pop-up dialogue box will appear on the Windows login screen, informing the user that his copy of the OS is counterfeit and that he should get a genuine copy. "

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    Ah well........ If they made it affordable maybe i'd buy it.

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    Cool.

    Time to order in some XP Pro licences for a few of our customers who cose not to buy a real licence.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Millen99
    Ah well........ If they made it affordable maybe i'd buy it.

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    If more people bought it then maybe it would be cheaper
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    I understood the cheapest solution to buying a proper legit licence is to buy a qualifying piece of hardware....

    ... then you can buy the OEM version which is much much cheaper than the Retail version....

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    Yep,

    OEM Version of XP Home is somewhere around the £50-£60 mark,

    OEM Version of XP Pro is somewhere around £100.

    The thing with OEM versions is...

    Unlike the Full retail version there can be a problem transferring them between computers as the license only covers it's installation initially.

    However, if you make a major change to upgrade, then all you need to do is ring microsoft and tell them there was a major fault with your PC that requierd these new parts and they will reactivate an OEM version.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sten
    If more people bought it then maybe it would be cheaper
    I think with their last quarter PROFIT being 3.46 BILLION US DOLLARS they could afford to drop the price a tad dont you?

    clicky

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    Hate to point this out but the new Oem rules mean you cant sell it with a piece of hard ware and they have changed the coa so they can tell weather you have the old coded stock or new
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    Quote Originally Posted by Millen99
    Ah well........ If they made it affordable maybe i'd buy it.

    95 QUID!!!!
    No reason to use an illegal version tho... I cant afford a Merc SLR but that dont mean I will STEAL one...
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