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From: Lyle Sharp
Date: 27 Apr 2007
Time: 23:32:20 -0400
Remote Name: 22.214.171.124
Microsoft has encouraged me to share information about Vista's anti-piracy features with my client so her goes. Essentially it works like this you activate the product online or over the phone just like XP. If you dont the system is crippled basically turned into a one hour at a time web browser. Later if Microsoft determines your activation key or OS has been hacked they will then similarly cripple the system remotely through the Windows Genuine Activation software. What it means to my clients is that you should take care to buy only genuine products and keep physical control of your original disks and activation key to avoid being listed as a pirated copy. I also have some concerns about disabling previously activated systems that I have shared with Microsoft so expect me to post that in our news section later.