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Old 08-26-2007, 12:18 AM   #1
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Windows Activation servers down!

http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=41924

Microsoft WGA validation servers down

If you buy DRM infections, you pay


By Charlie Demerjian: Saturday 25 August 2007, 21:01

THE JOKE THAT Windows has become just bit everyone because the malware WGA servers are down.
Normally this would be a funny thing, but the people dumb enough to buy XP or Vista are unable to validate. Scratch that, it is hilarious.

You can read a nice letter from Phil Liu, chief DRM inflictor at MS, and other responses here.

When will it be fixed? Not a clue, and ironically, that is the same answer that Microsoft gives.

It just goes to show that MS DRM infections and inbuilt malware are unacceptable. If you buy anything with activation, you are simply wasting money. Avoid Vista like the plague, it simply isn't worth it. If today is not a warning sign in big red letters, I don't know what is.

http://forums.microsoft.com/Genuine/...4756&SiteID=25

http://forums.microsoft.com/Genuine/...3834&SiteID=25

And this is why I hate stuff like this.

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Old 08-26-2007, 12:56 AM   #2
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Old 08-26-2007, 09:51 AM   #3
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My version of XP proffesional isnt even valid. Its a cracked version.


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Old 08-27-2007, 05:57 PM   #4
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I got a corp xp pro, no validation required .
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I got a corp xp pro, no validation required .
Mine too, I made a mistake and tried to validate a non-corporate version and guess what?

Reformat!
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Old 08-27-2007, 07:48 PM   #6
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is it even possible to buy xp anymore?

I think i basically have to pirate for my build (just waiting on the sound card and HD--everything else has shipped). i can't wait to get it running.

it's really tempting, especially after reading the case manual, to start installation of at least the PSU and motherboard, since both are covered in the manual. i should probably just be cautious and pay the guy to help me.
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Old 08-27-2007, 09:23 PM   #9
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is it even possible to buy xp anymore?

I think i basically have to pirate for my build (just waiting on the sound card and HD--everything else has shipped). i can't wait to get it running.

it's really tempting, especially after reading the case manual, to start installation of at least the PSU and motherboard, since both are covered in the manual. i should probably just be cautious and pay the guy to help me.

Yeah, MS was going to stop selling it in stores by now, but they put it back in some stores cause of the sales of Vista being poor. Now it's next year till they stop making it. But it's mostly OEMs that can still get it.
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nice. most ppl tell me i should pirate but i'm still not sure.
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Old 08-27-2007, 10:14 PM   #11
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is it even possible to buy xp anymore?
M$ was going to stop selling XP at the end of this year but they moved that date back to next year due to Vista's under performing success.
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Old 08-28-2007, 01:25 AM   #12
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nice. most ppl tell me i should pirate but i'm still not sure.

Sure why not. I stopped caring if people did or not. I just care what I do.

But I'm not sure, if you have a pirated version I think it stops some stuff from running correctly. So just do some research and make sure MS doesn't find out ;)
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