Windows 7 RTM Cracked Already

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Caboose

So, Microsoft knows what product key has been stolen, it will end up being blacklisted. Anyone trying to install Win7 with it, will be caught. If you use a crack to disable the activation and not use a key, you'll miss out on a lot of updates and patches. If you use hacked/cracked patches, you run the risk of borking your OS

 All this, so you can "stick it to the man"... pathetic really...

 

-= I don't want to be dead, I want to be alive! Or... a cowboy! =-

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jihnn

 

again it will be the honest people that actually pay the price for the drm..... ms wants you to jump through to many hoops  to use their latest and greatest..... thats so funny to me...

 

i cancelled my order for 2 upgrades at the lower price just because i wasn't going to do all the crap ms wants to activate an upgrade

 now i will get the os for free........ms made it to hard for me to actually pay for windows 7 and i wanted to

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mesiah

Well officer, I went to the car lot to buy a new camaro. But then they started bringing out all this paper work and talked about calling the bank and my insurance company and wanting me to sign a bunch of stuff. It was such a hassle so I canceled my purchase and just stole it instead. Surely you can understand where I'm comming from.

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Stry8993

YAY for Open-Source... errr... PIRACY! ARGH! LONG LIVE THE PIRAT... installs Windows 7 :D.

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mesiah

This is the method I would take if I was a company like MS. Now mind you, it probably wouldn't be very good PR, but then again, neither is DRM. When it started to get close to the RTM release, I would purposefully leak out 100+ versions of my software, each with its own little "Screw You" glitch that wouldn't present itsself till later. I would send OEMs several versions also. They could implement their code across all of them, and before launch we would let them know which version is the official version. By then you have 100s of different copies of the "RTM" floating around in the internet. Sure, you might get lucky and get the right version. Then again, you might download the version someone swears to be legit, only to use it for a month and then have it brick your hard drive.

There are definate risks with this method, including manufacturers inadvertantly shipping the wrong version, as well as bad press from people pirating buggy versions of the software. But it would be oh so hillarious when the day comes that you get to press the self destruct button and watch internet forums light up about how many machines were knocked out of commision out of nowhere.

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slowpoke2

Reasons why what you proposed is a suicide attack and will likely kill Microsoft and Windows somewhere down the road.

1. If the crackers are smart enough to crack the DRM on the Windows O/S, what makes you think they can't find your little surprise before it goes off and then repurpose it to take down or hijack a multi-national conglomerate Windows 7 based pcs and use it to do 4chan level shenanigans, like the recent AT&T vs 4chan conflict.

2. Even if Microsoft was wasted and high enough on marihuana to do what you sugguested, they'd probably get sued faster than they can get to white castle.

 

3. That's why the people running Microsoft are running Microsoft  and you're here posting on Maximumpc.com about how to run Microsoft.

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mesiah

Do I honestly think a company would incorporate something like this? No I don't. Like I said, it would upset too many people and cause bad press. Would it not work for your idiotic reasons? absolutely not.

1.)The method would not be about keeping hackers from putting out a good version of my software. Its about flooding the market with so many bad versions that unless you were highly skilled you wouldn't know which version you were running until its too late. The version you steal might say its the good version, but you don't KNOW its the good version.

2.)Multinational conglomerates shouldn't be running anything but legit versions of windows now should they? As for using the code for shennanigans, the code to do this stuff is already out there. Its no big secret. Who is going to bother to dig lines of code out of a pirated version of windows that can be easily found elsewhere?

3.)Someone is going to sue microsoft because their stolen software didn't work like they thought it would? Think before you start typing. Any lawsuit would be met with MS saying "We appologize, that version was never released for retail sale. We gaurantee the products we SELL will not cause any intentional harm to your systems."

4.) Thats why the people running microsoft are comming up with stupid shit like DRM and you and I both are just posting on the internet about how we feel. Get off your high horse. The post was ment to be taken with a grain of salt, but was anchored in truth. I'm sure there are plenty of people out there that would love to see the people who steal all of their software get whats owed to them. Unfortunately the world rarely sees such swift retribution like this. But back in the day, when it was eye for an eye, you know you thought twice about stealing something.

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sreesesr

You spelled MARIJUANA wrong.

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Pureoverclocking

there is a crack for windows xp, windows vista , there crack been working right now for windows 7 XD.

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valtonray

microsoft should implement a security measure so that any pirated software created by them will uninstall itself. sure some people wont mind the occasional reinstall but as soon as someone loses something thats not easy to repalce they will be more willing to purchase a legal copy. you will always have piracy you cant prevent that you just have to give consumers a reason to pay for your product.

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quicks0rt

I sure hope they do. That will put a huge dent on MS's market share.

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slowpoke2

You're assuming Microsoft can code it right, the 1st time, for all possible configurations and events and make it work 100% of the time, like it was intented too, obviously you haven't use Windows before, else you won't of even thought of such an idea. Let alone, the fact that you're probably not a IT personnel in charge of part or the whole of a company's PC systems else that idiotic thought would of also never of crossed your mind of "some people wont mind the occasional reinstall". Let me try to put in a way you can understand, when your internet connection dies and you have time sensitive documents that you need to send off by email or a conference call online to attend or you were pwning newbs on Call of Duty 4 Modern Warfare and heading towards a record when suddenly you got disconnected and when you call your ISP after the the connection not returning after a few hours and they tell you "some people wont mind the occasional internet outage"I bet it would be so ironic wouldnt it.

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thegamepro

I wouldn't run a cracked OS on my machine because the OS is what I heavily rely on to work.  MS will probably release an auto update that will brick or blackscreen the cracked versions.

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sasquatch42

MS, unlike Apple, can't brick things without getting sued

 

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thegamepro

It has already happened...

http://is.gd/1UFGE

 

Either way I think it's a dumb idea to rely on a finicky copy of the OS.  I'm just going to buy the upgrade anyway. 

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nightkiller

...have Lenovo pony up for every activated copy linked to your OEM certificate. Until you get around to "update" the offending machines.

You choose a flightless bird as a mascot and wonder why it doesn't take off?

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zeringue

no surprise here, if you get the keys to the lock you can get in.   It just goes to show the insanity that is cdkey, vlk, mak, and kms.  Lower the price, lower the price, increase the volume.

 People are tired of being ripped off on software, including audio cds and DVDs. We think and therefore dont buy much of the software anymore.

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SEALBoy

Millions of dollars of research and development, sunk into the creation of an indestructible copyright protection algorithm, built to withstand any assault one can throw at it...

 

... and a teenager who probably has never been laid before cracks it from his parent's basement.

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Velcrow

Cracked? Sounds to me like they had the key. No biggie there, even I could probably 'crack' software with a legit key and certificate. lol

Basically the manufacturer dropped the ball. I'm not impressed yet.

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Digital-Storm

You wouldn't be "Cracking" software if you had a legit key and certificate then.

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dethdeks

acually this isnt really news since its been around before microsoft made it offical that build 7600 was gonna be the rtm there was a crack out for the final build that went rtm way before this. it consisted of 2 files that you drop into 2 folders in your windows folder and it would make windows look like a beta but was still build 7600. all it did was fooled win 7 into thinking it was still beta and allowed you to use a beta key to activate it with no time bombs or ne of that crap. so this like i said before isnt really that new of news. thanks for the information but next time you should check to see the release date on the news before posting it. btw any one who knows how to use google could have figured out how to do the crack i just spoke of and get the files needed

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