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Microsoft Fixes Windows 7 Leak

Category: Operating Systems
Posted: August 2, 2009 04:45PM
Author: JifDaKiwi

Microsoft has apparently, perhaps temporarily, stemmed the flow of pirated copies of Lenovo's RTM Windows 7 Ultimate by blacklisting the product key. This was possible for the simple reason that no customers have yet activated any copies of Windows 7 using that key. Microsoft has reportedly sent Lenovo a new product key. If this leak had happened after Lenovo had sent out computers with Windows 7 Ultimate pre-loaded, Microsoft would have had a bit of an issue on its hands.

So this basically ties up the game between pirates and Microsoft, with the score at 1-1. Of course this will not be the end of it by any means, with combating piracy being an ongoing task for Microsoft.



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