Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Windows Pirates to Starve

MS has fully implemented its promised tools to prevent Windows pirates from obtaining add-ons to XP.

They DID scratch the trial-run requirement that one enters the entire 25-digit XP validation code. Now they have some automated system which verifies.

When we added 256K to our RAM, we went through about a half-hour of conversation and "try, try, again" with some MS customer service type--actually, not a bad experience although it was time-consuming. Let's hope that hardware upgrades do not continue to incur the "Are YOU Registered" penalty.

1 comment:

Disgruntled Car Salesman said...

Somebody will find a way around this. Generally speaking, computer nerds love a challenge and don't have anything better to do.