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    In a bid to deter people from using pirate versions of Windows XP, Microsoft is now updating its Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA) tool to introduce a few uncomfortable niggles for users of pirated versions of Windows. These include replacing the desktop wallpaper with a black screen every 60 minutes, although you can still replace it with your wallpaper of choice in the intervening period. As well as this, copies of Windows deemed to not be genuine will also have a translucent watermark above the system tray, which Microsoft calls a ‘persistent desktop notification.’”

    According to the blog, the scheme will be ‘focusing on the product edition that is most often stolen,’ which is apparently Windows XP Pro. Users of this OS, according to Microsoft, have ‘the highest likelihood of having a non-genuine copy.’ While it’s fair to say that any hardened pirate could happily survive this anti-piracy wrist-slap without giving in and buying Windows, the persistent watermark could become an embarrassment for businesses using pirate copies of Windows.


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    LOL That's hilarious!

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    omg FAIL to M$, i wonder why not home edition is being pirated.



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    Quote Originally Posted by ilikeadabox/ View Post
    LOL That's hilarious!

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    no you haven't lulz thank you btw, now I need to install home edition before this happens to me xD, but i'm pretty sure there is gonna be somebody who is gonna bypass it and make a crack.
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    Windows Black Edition FTW !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by geico_gecko View Post
    omg FAIL to M$, i wonder why not home edition is being pirated.
    Because the XP Home edition sucked, very simple.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Genobee View Post
    Because the XP Home edition sucked, very simple.
    i have home edition and a pro laptop, home works fine for me.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Genobee View Post
    Because the XP Home edition sucked, very simple.
    There is no difference between the two unless you are going to setup a Domain, Home Edition is fine for home use I used to use it all the time and it worked without any problem. Professional only has Microsoft Management Console and a few network file security tools. If you want a change get the 64bit edition essencial if you want to utalise more than 3GB of RAM.


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    lol... I feel sad for my friend who has pirated professional...
    He's much younger then me, so he'll just think he got virus...

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    Quote Originally Posted by geico_gecko View Post
    omg FAIL to M$, i wonder why not home edition is being pirated.
    thats like vista basic, most buy for the aero theme or cuz their laptop came with it
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