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Old 07-26-2005, 05:11 PM   #11 (permalink)
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How do they know if a CD key is legitimate or not?
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Old 07-26-2005, 05:21 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Well I have a legit copy, and even I don't care about 99% of the updates they have to offer.
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Old 07-26-2005, 07:22 PM   #13 (permalink)
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It's just a new challange for hackers. Scorre: Ms 204, hackers 203! bytheway...you an get XP pro Upgrade on Eaby for less than $90 shipped!
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yea the hackers will find a way, and then they will tell the world what it is.
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erm.. I'm sure this is just a ploy to deter people from pirating.. as Keygen for win xp came out about 2 years ago, it generates new keys that has never been used before.. so how would MS know which is which?! they just makes it a bit harder, that's all..

They only block those keys that are established to be piraters, which is a very very small percentage.. i stlil don't see a future in MS's anti-piracy technology..
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erm.. I'm sure this is just a ploy to deter people from pirating.. as Keygen for win xp came out about 2 years ago, it generates new keys that has never been used before.. so how would MS know which is which?!
They have a list of known legit CD-Keys. That is how they know.
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yea but dont you think that them key gen's have some of them legit keys. Plus more new legit keys are coming out so more of them keys are coming out to for the gen.
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ah, please check with MS before you make false statement about their supposedly good piracy protection program.. here is the link i spent 20 mins to dig up:
http://www.microsoft.com/resources/h...2/default.mspx

first answer states: The product key used to install the Windows operating system on your machine matches an identified list of invalid product keys. Click here for more information about this.

why don't they check against legal keys? well, as said, key gens can turn up legal cd keys as alot of software are sitting on the shelf, so they don't want to jeperdize those who actually bought the software.. either way, their plan sucks..
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You can still get updates if you dont go to microsoft.com. Auto updates will download them and install anyway.
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yea but dont you think that them key gen's have some of them legit keys. Plus more new legit keys are coming out so more of them keys are coming out to for the gen.
Yes, but if you look at the mathematical point of view, it would be very very hard to get a a keygen to pump out a known legit one....
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