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Microsoft to push new piracy-detection update to Windows 7 users

Microsoft is planning to push to Windows 7 users a set of anti-piracy updates before the end of February. Called the Windows Activation Technologies Update for Windows 7, the Windows Genuine patch is designed to detect more than 70 known and potentially dangerous activation hacks, according to a February 11 post about the update on the Windows Team blog.

February 11, 2010 by

UPDATED: Hackers - 1 : SP1 - 0

... UPDATED - Microsoft unsuccessful in preventing all Vista hacks with SP1 ... With the launch of SP1 Microsoft promised to put an end to two popular hacks used by pirates to allow a non-genuine install of Windows Vista to function in the same way as a genuine install. Testing that I've carried out in the lab today suggests that Microsoft has been true to its word.

February 10, 2008 by

Rupert Goodwins' Diary

Wednesday 30/7/2004A small but talented team is out at the Microsoft Tech Ed Europe 2004 show in Amsterdam, with Editor Matt Loney and Intern Supreme Ingrid Marson following the plot. You might expect a huge event in Amsterdam, stuffed full of itinerant hacks and propeller-head coders, to generate a lot of naughtiness: I couldn't possibly comment, but I'm sure that Matt and Ingrid behaved impeccably throughout and never even thought of partaking in the Dam's dangerous distractions.

July 2, 2004 by

Rupert Goodwins' Diary

Friday 5/10/2001To Microsoft's Soho HQ, where yours truly and a selection of other IT hacks are led into a seminar room cunningly disguised as a swimming pool, with tables made of white pebbles embedded in clear resin and thus irresistibly reminiscent of giant rice cakes. This surreal environment proves perfect for two hours of lectures and Q&A on the sticky subject of Microsoft Product Activation.

October 8, 2001 by

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