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Microsoft to Target Pirates With Vista SP1 Update

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Posted: 09:23PM
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Daily Tech - Microsoft announced today that not only will SP1 for Vista include a number of security update and bug fixes, it will also include new measures to further reduce piracy. The current method of extending the "grace period" to activate Vista will be changed and no features will be disabled. Instead it will be a notification-based experience similar in some ways to what we have done with XP. "The new features will give you two options: Activate Windows now, which will bring up all the options to do this, and activate Windows later, which takes them directly to their desktop, which will be exactly the same as it had been the last time they used it, except that there will be a plain black background and a message in the lower right hand corner over the system tray telling them that their copy of Windows is not genuine," said Microsoft group product manager Alex Kochis.

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