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Kill Switch dropped from Vista

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by greenbrucelee, Dec 4, 2007.

  1. greenbrucelee
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    Sounds like MS have had to take some notice in regards to Kill switch invoking on real copies http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7126902.stm
     
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    Hah! Like pirates are going to care about a warning message. :rolleyes:
     
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    Yep exactly, the odd Warning isn't going to do anything.

    Kill Switch would be good if it actually did what its supposed to do.
     
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    I agree GBL, the trouble is, MS are so crap that they would probably screw it up.

    When MS brought in Genuine Advantage, you may remember that it had a bug that would flag some OEM versions of windows as not being genuine and give a warning every time the computer booted. Turns out a m8 at work had this problem and was concerend by it enough to go out and buy another copy of XP Home Edition.

    I wonder how many other peeps around the world did the same thing and could you imagine the chaos that would ensue if MS activated the kill switch and got it wrong :eek:
     
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    if they're getting warning messages they haven't pirated it too well :dry

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    Read the article - supposedly, that's precisely what has happened! :blink
     
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