Thursday, March 1st 2007

Windows Vista activation key generators begin making their way onto the internet

Microsoft has yet another problem on it's hands regarding Windows Vista. Windows Vista, despite all the effort Microsoft put into securing it with various forms of Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA) software, now has key generators (keygens) that can give a pirate a valid key. This is in no way perfect, and is quite time consuming. It simply makes a random string of 25 characters, which the pirate would then subject to Windows activation. If this were to ever catch on as a major fad among pirates, serious problems would arise. The most serious problem to Microsoft would not be the unpaid copy of Windows. Instead, it would be the possibility of a key matching a legal key that hasn't been bought yet.Source: The Inquirer
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43 Comments on Windows Vista activation key generators begin making their way onto the internet

#1
joinmeindeath417
BXtreme said:
i get the 'legit' part.
here's some fresh info-
"Due to m$ new EULA, IF we activate our legit ones, it doesn't matter. say another pirated vista user has UR key and types it in.....(now the fun starts:D)
U DO a reinstall, and found that the key is in use, cuz on the other machine (pirate one), it is now activated and he becomes a legit user.
This is like a software epidemic virus, that can't be repaired. hope m$ copes up with this problem....it's also the reason for which i haven't done a single reinstallation of vista.
i.e Kept it on a partition, and worked flawlessly w/ others ;) (manly XP, and linux)
My current status shows activated, and no problems have arrived."
yes this is true...BUT all you have to do is call M$ (If your smart being this key is licensed to dell its also licensed to a certain model number remember what Dell it was (example: Dimension 590e) tell them its your key (take down the X10-XXXXX number on the sticker) to prove you have the "legit" key and whala they believe you not that hard, oh and if the key doesnt work for some reason they take you to the product key center for ever 1 key there are 3 keys this is what they told me on the phone, so they give you another verson of the key and NOW you have not only a "legit" copy but now you have your OWN personal key taht is based off of 1 key ;)

Microsoft is sorta smart on how they base it but they have to remember they pay people in malaysa to stay on the phone with you..they dont care about storys or the reason why they ask you ONE simple question

"is this the only system your software is on" you say yes..they give you the 42 digit number and your legit once again...its not hard if you know what your doing...
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#2
BXtreme
.....i was telling i got ur point (legit one).
but the rest of my post was not about ur case....
btw try to understand what ppl mean ;)
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#3
joinmeindeath417
BXtreme said:
.....i was telling i got ur point (legit one).
but the rest of my post was not about ur case....
btw try to understand what ppl mean ;)
oh i know what you ment sorry if you misunderstood me i was just stating it for anyone else reading ha, like basically how to get your "proper" rights to your key back IF somehow it got stolen from this keygen
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#4
BXtreme
ur teaching how to do piracy :shadedshu in an elegant way..
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#5
joinmeindeath417
well i wouldn't just take someones key like that i mean unless they gave it to me..but for the whole keygen thing i think its stupid to wait that long, IF it even works as people stated the whole 180 day thing, i mean home ultimate is only 120 dollars on newegg.com. that isnt that much concidering how much xp cost at launch i got this key from someone and thats why im using it i dont see why people would go through the hassle of using timestoppers and WGA cracks...oh and about the whole product key x10-xxxx code, that was really stated IF you actually own the copy or it was given to you that you can defend your rights as the user cause you have proof that your keys been pirated
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#6
jocksteeluk
with this os being sold for a reasonable price this time around id say pirating it is not fair otherwise you justify why xp was kept at such a high retail price.
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#7
new_rez
BXtreme said:

U DO a reinstall, and found that the key is in use, cuz on the other machine (pirate one), it is now activated and he becomes a legit user.
I think the chances of that happening are near impossible.
Some guy with your key inputting it at exactly the same time as you're reinstalling? I honestly don't thinks so.
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#8
BXtreme
not exactly, but re-installations take time ya know, say 15 minutes . in those minutes more than a million hackers are trying different keys, it isn't always possible, but hackers do many things they want....
but the pre-used key theorem in the thread's topic and the 1st post, says in an indirect way "I buy a Vista dvd, and find out that it's used....."
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#9
Ketxxx
Heedless Psychic
I have legit keys for any OS I've ever used, but I can see why some use cracked keys, having to go through all that BS when you change some hardware on YOUR system is just unacceptable.
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#10
tigger
I'm the only one
i have a legit windows vista key(on coa).it is right about alcohol120% tho',if i reinstall i have to log in to alc's page and change my hardware id to the current one before it will activate.

and i was reading last night and a LOT of noobs selling vista on ebay posted pics with the numbers on their coa's in plain view and "lost" their keys.idiots
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#11
BXtreme
tigger69 said:

and i was reading last night and a LOT of noobs selling vista on ebay posted pics with the numbers on their coa's in plain view and "lost" their keys.idiots
:laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
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#12
tigger
I'm the only one
lmao kinda like this-

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#13
BXtreme
:eek:, any photoshopper/picture utility could've revealed that! delete that pic!! b4 any1 else does.
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#14
tigger
I'm the only one
i got a few of them to look at,i have a good one and i can nearly read the no. on the coa.i have the 4 last digits for sure.

i tried on that one and its too small,thats why i posted that one as an example of what NOT to do if your selling vista ultimate on e-bay.
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#15
Casheti
ktr said:
Of course, be a good consumer and purchase a copy ;)

lol, the only peeps that are getting a key are ones with octa-core xeon's with 16gb of memory...

useless for us :nutkick:
Someone with a 2.8GHz P4 got a key in 5 minutes.
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#16
new_rez
BXtreme said:
not exactly, but re-installations take time ya know, say 15 minutes . in those minutes more than a million hackers are trying different keys, it isn't always possible, but hackers do many things they want....
but the pre-used key theorem in the thread's topic and the 1st post, says in an indirect way "I buy a Vista dvd, and find out that it's used....."
Im sorry. I still don't agree with you.
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#17
BXtreme
new_rez said:
Im sorry. I still don't agree with you.
ok here's something :) -
1. Hacker can do many nasty things, example- they can set some Vista Compatible software site, and set tracking hidden malware in them and they get ur key.
2. As the new EULA says when u move vista to a new pc, the license switches to that pc, and u have to uninstall the old one. ifyou think a lil deeper. u'll find out many traits comin out.
try it:) !
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#18
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Wow. It was only a matter of time before it happened.
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