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News Cracked Windows support ends

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 27 Jul 2005.

  1. Kipman725

    Kipman725 When did I get a custom title!?!

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    lol at a lan of 16 people I was at today 2 people were using legit versions of windows. :p
     
  2. pman

    pman What's a Dremel?

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    Mr Bill Softee has enough money already, I think that he should let XP go and start cracking down when Vista comes out. i for one will probably get a legit copy of it, and im not buying XP now!
     
  3. cpemma

    cpemma Ecky thump

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    Win 98SE price hasn't exactly fallen substantially AFAICS...

    Microsoft Windows 98 SE OEM .. £55.00
    Microsoft Windows XP Home OEM w/SP2 .. £48.50
    Microsoft Windows XP Home Upgrade w/SP2 .. £67.50
    Microsoft Windows XP Home Full Version w/SP2 .. £99.00

    (prices http://www.softwareselect.co.uk/ ex VAT)

    MS need to ensure that going out and buying a cheap copy of XP doesn't give a cut-price upgrade path to Longhorn for new users.
     
  4. TheAnimus

    TheAnimus Banned

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    MS are wanting corperate people to rent software (really does make sense in some ways), but there not doing this home users.

    With eOpen, i say buy 5 versions of "office class" application, that means when 2003 came out, i just needed a media kit, i actually borrowed one, (saves £15) because my key is provided automatically for me.

    Home users need to get something like that. OEM prices should fall a bit imo.
     
  5. Top Nurse

    Top Nurse Minimodder

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    So what's the big deal here. How about just picking up an OEM copy of Windoze XP Pro for about $100 USD. Or get a corporate disk with a multi-license. :D
     
  6. Froggy

    Froggy What's a Dremel?

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    Im wondering if all the computers we work on at my job will be affected, because we use the same ghost image on every machine of the same model.

    Edit: Ran windows update on my Win2003 rig, and it said nothing.
     
  7. cpemma

    cpemma Ecky thump

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    IT people who used a key found on the net because they'd lost or couldn't be arsed to look for the one that came with the software will be the ones to suffer. :nono:
     
  8. Froggy

    Froggy What's a Dremel?

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    Yea the thing im worried about is all the machines have the same key. :worried:
     
  9. severedhead

    severedhead What's a Dremel?

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    Hmm. When I go to update with a standard XP Pro box its nagging for the Windows validation thing, but with Windows x64 it says nothing, just the usual update screen. How nice :D
     
  10. BufferOverflow

    BufferOverflow What's a Dremel?

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  11. Cheap Mod Wannabe

    Cheap Mod Wannabe What's a Dremel?

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    thanks for the link I wonder how long will it take for microsoft to change the procedure of checking the validation.
     
  12. Froggy

    Froggy What's a Dremel?

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    lol this reminds me when SP1 came out. There protection only blocked the FCKGW-RHQQ2 serial, and all you needed was a different serial to install to get it to work. Almost as retarded as those copy protected CDs that are defeated with a sharpie. :)
     
  13. Malvolio

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    There are some complete ISO's out there of xp pro (non-corp) that completely ignore the activation process, and are deemed legit by WGA :naughty:



    All's I'm saying is that my machine (allong with two other machines with xp pro, and four of my buddies machines with xp pro) updates without a problem on microsofts website. :D
     
  14. re4mat

    re4mat What's a Dremel?

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    Hmmm this thread brought a thought ... We buy a car for cash ,we own it ,we buy a PC we own it ,but we buy Windows XP Pro we dont ... hmmm
     
  15. allforcarrie

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    :jawdrop: Windows key gen :rock:
     
  16. hitman012

    hitman012 Minimodder

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    There was a Windows keygen a while back, but the subset of keys it generated were blocked by SP1.
     
  17. GreatOldOne

    GreatOldOne Wannabe Martian

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    And of course, posting any info on such generators would earn the perpatrator an instant perma ban from these forums. :blah:
     
  18. quack

    quack Minimodder

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    I won't bother repeating what I wrote here, since saying it once was more than enough.

    Froggy, the only problem you'll find is if sysprep wasn't run on the Ghost image as the SIDs would all be the same, and I am hoping that it was a corporate edition that was cloned.

    --

    Have you tried Microsoft Update yet, which replaces Windows Update once you visit the site. It's so much better than WU as it covers a much wider selection of Microsoft software, such as Exchange, SQL, Office... saves a lot of time!
     
  19. pman

    pman What's a Dremel?

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    How do you get the WGA thing, coz on windows updates (my xp and 2003 rigs) its says nothing about WGA, just about the updates :clap:#

    Edit: I did custom and it says i need to validate :duh: :wallbash: :wallbash:
     
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  20. Green Soda

    Green Soda What's a Dremel?

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    *looks at froggys post*
    *looks at winxp cd key*
    *laughs*

    :D Ahh, good number that one :D

    I have another number from my school though :D And technicaly its legit too, becasue they ahve a über-volume licence and have it installed on about 1/4 as many computers as they can :D
     
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