Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by WilHarris, 26 Apr 2006.
Just call MS, they will give you a new key with no questions asked...it worked for me!
why not enable updates if pirating?
hmmm... so, you know you have a pirated copy and they give you the option to not download the update, you have the option of not installing the update in the future... what are you to do?
if this update was hidden in a security patch (as mentioned before) it might be effective, seeing that it hangs out all on its lonesome means only tards with automatic update turned onto the max will get notices on their screen
you have to phone MS to get them to allow you to activate it or whatever
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The activation hurdles, and forcing users to confirm with MS that a hardware change is ok is the primary reason I....
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... swim naked in a mud pool?
Wisdom from the Inquirer.
I'm just sharing information, not encouraging piracy in anyway.
To get rid of the nag and the icon the task bar:
-go into safemode
-go system32 directory
-rename WgaTray.exe (WgaTray.exe.old for example)
-fire up RegEdit
-Search 'WgaTray' and delete its folder
(may also have to delete it from your prefetch files)
Congrats it wont appear at login and wont be on the taskbar.
I do. And I guess most people who are running a non-genuine (Ok...pirated) version of WXP Sp2. If not, you get those annoying pop-ups from the security center advising you to enable it.
And anyway, MS still gives critical updates to non-genuine users. It wouldn't be very intelligent for them not to do so and have all those non-genuine Windows vulnerable to viruses (I mean, more vulnerable)...
u can disable those notifications
Go into services, Security Center is in there, just disable it.
Legit or not, it an unnecessary icon and a pain in the neck.
Hmm... most pirated copies of windows are still genuine, it's just not genuinely giving microsoft money.
Has this happened already? I've seen nothing, and my copy doesn't pass WGA for reasons that may or may not relate to the legitimacy of my license. In any case, I've paid for XP Home twice, and as far as I'm concerned that gives me every right to install all of my computers with it.
the price of windows is so damn high too
its rediculous, MS are just asking for it to be pirated
Makes me glad I'm a member of the Microsoft Partner Programme. £230 a year and I get all this and quarterly updates as MS release new products/service packs.
For something that the cost of use is incredibly low, compared, say to a game you play on your PC.
£90 for something you use every-single-day, regardless, or £30 for something you play ON that other thing, but not all the time.
Having said that: I refuse to use the activation scheme etc. If I buy software I buy it to do what I like with it as long as I dont reverse engineer it or strip it of its IP. MSDN Lisences (through work) eff tee doubleu.
MS Didn't force you to use Windows. There are alternatives... And I disagree on the price. If you count how long you use it a day, the price is almost nothing.
But, like Bindi said, I don't like the "you can only replace that hardware" thingy. If I get a licence for say 1 pc, I can use it on 1 pc, the one I like. If I change pc, I should take the licence with me (if I uninstall the other of course).
But the phone activation is a bliss. Did it yesterday on my new laptop (supplied with XP pro, I installed XP pro /w SP2, and I couldn't activate). Just a 3 minute call(to a free number), no questions asked. For that, MS does deserve some credit.
actually the claim "MS Didn't force you to use Windows" is technically a load of bull
by clamping the market with their products and filing system, it makes it almost impossible for a fair few markets to use a PC without windows
Gamers for EG
MS owns Direct X and almost all developers use it (although in theory open GL is better) and their filing system stops people from using "exe's" on other OS's, and the filing systems dont work either
While this might be a simple matter of turning off/disabling now, but what's to stop MS from making this mandatory for the next round of updates - ie you can't progress past todays updates unless you have this installed and active on your computer? I've just done a clean re-install and there were several updates that had to be done before I could load SP2.....
Sorry, what you say is a load of bull. You don't have to use windows if you really don't want to, but if you decide not to do so, for gaming or the likes, then you have to take the consequences. If you're not prepared to take them, that's your decision. But that doesn't give you a free guide to pirate the software.
So if you see a car parked with the keys in the ignition, you just drive off, because it just asked to be stolen.
If you find the price of windows so high, then I wonder if you use MS Office, Adobe Photoshop,... Because that are programs that are even more expensive.
if you buy a £2000 car
wouldnt you expect the keys for it
you cant use any key, it has to be a particular one
Not exactly the same comparison, but in a way, thats what MS do
if you want to play PC games, MS have forced the market so that you have to use windows
Why should i pay £30 per game, plus be forced to pay £80 (or £120 if you want to be able to do anything to do with networking) ish
id rather use linux - Oh wait, MS forced the market, i have to use windows
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