Monday, November 20, 2006

Windows Vista – A Tough Nut To Crack !

Using a technology collectively known as Software Protection Platform, Microsoft hopes to defend copies of Windows Vista from software pirates by making it harder to crack. This is due to the improvements made in the way Vista is validated and activated.

Also, When Windows Vista detects tampering, hacking, or improper product activation, it would revert in a “reduced functionality mode”. Unlike Windows XP and Windows Server 2003, reduced functionality mode in Windows Vista will allow you to use the web browser, but most probably for activation purpose only.

In the Microsoft website, Cori Hartje said that Windows Vista doesn’t have the power to turn-off your computer at this mode, nor will prevent the user access to their data.

By using a genuine Microsoft product, you’ll get genuine Windows Vista experience, such as Windows Aero and Windows Readyboost. Non-genuine or pirated versions, aside from not being able to use Windows Aero and Windows readyboost, will display persistent “This copy of Windows is not genuine” message.

Read more about Microsoft’s Software Protection Platform at Microsoft’s official page.

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