Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Microsoft Kills Off Vista Anti-Piracy Kill Switch

For the purposes of combating Windows counterfeiting, Microsoft's Windows Genuine Advantage program has been checking copies of Vista and locking up any systems it deems to be fakes. Turns out that the kill switch has been killing off legit copies of Vista, too. Does Microsoft fix the tool? Nope, instead, as part of Service Pack 1, the kill switch will go away, replaced by a less resolute nag switch.

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