post #21 of 48
9/19/04 at 9:36pm
Originally Posted by Brn2Crz
..... during installation SP2 will check the product ID number for the copy of XP in use on a PC and will not let itself be installed if that software is a version that has been widely pirated.
Microsoft has worked out the 20 most pirated product IDs and SP2 will not install and run on any copy of XP bearing one of those numbers.
"The situation at the moment is that we will block those," he said.
Mr Randle said Microsoft was keeping its SP2 strategy under constant review.
"Whether it will change between now and launch I do not know," he said.
Service Pack 1 for Windows XP worked with almost all legitimate and pirated versions of the software.
Only those copies of XP that used the two most widely pirated product IDs were barred from getting the upgrade.
Originally Posted by kdynamic
I'm not looking to get myself banned here, but all i'm going to say to that is: some of us are not rich. some of us are students. but we cannot live in this modern world without a computer.