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    Windows 7 OEM Master Key Leaked, Can Activate Any OEM Build
    by Jason Mick (Blog) - July 29, 2009 12:30 PM

    " Microsoft is the victim of more leaks

    While software leaks are inevitable, Windows 7 has been particularly leaky during the course of its development. Hot on the heels of the leaks of near-RTM builds onto the internet, a new Windows 7 package has leaked -- an active copy of Ultimate edition.

    The new version comes courtesy of what appears to be a legitimate Lenovo OEM Ultimate edition DVD .ISO file, first posted on a Chinese web forum. The boot.wim file was cracked to yield the OEM-SLP key and the OEM activation certificate.

    The data obtained turned out to be pure paydirt. The key is the master OEM key, capable of activating OEM builds deliver to (and subsequently leaked from) any of the major OEMs -- Dell, HP, Acer, or Lenovo. Further it reveals that Windows 7's OEM digital signing system uses the .xrm-ms extension, just like Windows Vista.

    While leaks of Windows 7 are nothing new, this leak presents a particularly dangerous threat to Microsoft. The company is left with only a few options -- changing the master OEM key, adding a second activation key for future builds, or changing its signing system. Any of the possibilities will potentially throw OEMs off course, so Microsoft may opt to take no action at all

    Microsoft has not yet commented on the developments.

    Windows 7 will see and official release on October 22nd and RTM builds will reach OEMs on August 6th. "

    Source: http://www.dailytech.com/Windows+7+O...ticle15816.htm

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    S!X's Avatar L33T Member BT Rep: +5
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    There's a bunch of OEM activators all over the place, they work well too

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    Quote Originally Posted by S!X View Post
    There's a bunch of OEM activators all over the place, they work well too
    Too many for my liking, they all do the same thing?, but people favor one release over the other.

    I'm just going to wait for a Windows 7 Ultimate Corporate Edt. and save me the bother
    "Computer games don't affect kids; I mean if Pac-Man affected us as kids, we'd all be running around in darkened rooms, munching magic pills and listening to repetitive electronic music"

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    Quote Originally Posted by iLOVENZB View Post
    Too many for my liking, they all do the same thing?, but people favor one release over the other.
    That's the idea, but not all of them work for everyone

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    Quote Originally Posted by S!X View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by iLOVENZB View Post
    Too many for my liking, they all do the same thing?, but people favor one release over the other.
    That's the idea, but not all of them work for everyone
    I suppose it depends on the build type/number which is why it "doesn't work for everyone"?
    "Computer games don't affect kids; I mean if Pac-Man affected us as kids, we'd all be running around in darkened rooms, munching magic pills and listening to repetitive electronic music"

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    hazar's 7 activator is the easiest, you don't need to do anything, just run as administrator, press any key when it asks you to, wait for a minute, computer will restart automatically and that's it.

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    They already blocked the key for use, so if you try to activate with the key alone, you will get a message that says "This key has been blocked by Microsoft and cannot be used".
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    Quote Originally Posted by S!X View Post
    There's a bunch of OEM activators all over the place, they work well too
    Orbit's works very good . Or is that very well ?
    Last edited by peat moss; 07-31-2009 at 12:37 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peat moss View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by S!X View Post
    There's a bunch of OEM activators all over the place, they work well too
    Orbit's works very good . Or is that very well ?
    Why is it very good?
    "Computer games don't affect kids; I mean if Pac-Man affected us as kids, we'd all be running around in darkened rooms, munching magic pills and listening to repetitive electronic music"

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    Quote Originally Posted by peat moss View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by S!X View Post
    There's a bunch of OEM activators all over the place, they work well too
    Orbit's works very good . Or is that very well ?
    Indeed it does, I used the one click activator that at the time was in Chinese, but is probably fixed for English users now...not that it mattered really.

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