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    EVEN THOUGH Microsoft has not yet released service pack 2 for Windows XP, word reaches the INQ that its anti-piracy features have already been cracked open.
    Microsoft has claimed that it's introduced features in SP2 which mean that illegal users of stolen or cracked activation codes won't be able to upgrade the OS, which is due for release in August of this year.

    However, sources in the community are claiming that there's already a keygen for service pack 2 out in the wild that will bypass the security arrangements.

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    Shut that cuntís mouth or Iíll come over there and fuckstart her head.

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    If you read the source article in this thread you'll find info which conradicts what you have heard.
    MS is claiming that there are NO anti-piracy measures in SP2 and anyone can have it.
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    Originally posted by clocker@5 July 2004 - 13:01
    If you read the source article in this thread you'll find info which conradicts what you have heard.
    MS is claiming that there are NO anti-piracy measures in SP2 and anyone can have it.
    ur wrong. This news was posted in may and then a week later it was announced that it wouldnt be available to hacked serials.

    use the search function next time before posting out of date and updated news

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    Contrary to the remarks it made to the ComputerTimes, Microsoft now claims that it will not permit users who have obtained Windows XP illegally to upgrade to its latest service release. Instead, the software giant will continue to enforce compliance with its licensing.

    In a nutshell, Microsoft group product manager Barry Goffe told ComputerTimes that Windows XP Service Pack 2 would not exclude pirated copies from upgrading, and that it was more important to keep user safe than to be "concerned about the revenue issue."

    To clarify its position, a Microsoft spokesperson told BetaNews, "Press reports indicating Windows XP Service Pack 2 will install on pirated or illegal copies of Windows XP are not entirely true. Prior to installing, SP2 will check the OS' product ID (PID) against a list of known pirated PIDs. If a PID is found to be invalid, SP2 will not install."

    BetaNews confirmed the accuracy of the spokesperson's statement with a source within the company.

    "Microsoft's position with SP2 is no different than SP1, so no one should really be surprised that the update might not install on pirated Windows XP versions. Enabling the update for known leaked activation keys could foster more piracy, something Microsoft would want to prevent," said senior Jupiter Research senior analyst Joe Wilcox.

    Wilcox noted however, that "it is not clear how many of the Windows XP PCs infected with worms or trojan horses -- software used to spread spam, hide spammers or launch denial of service attacks -- run pirated software. Withholding the update, even for good reason, could contribute to ongoing security problems affecting legitimate Microsoft customers."

    Service Pack 2 has fortified Windows XP with a new mix of security features including: a new version of Internet Explorer, which for the first time includes a pop-up blocker and download manager; improved memory protection; e-mail safeguards for Outlook Express; the Windows Firewall; and new security settings for Windows Media Player 9.

    Windows networking will see reduced privileges assigned to system services such as Remote Procedure Call (RPC), and Microsoft has redesigned its Distributed Component Object Model (DCOM) by adding granular COM permissions.

    Control over these new security features will be governed by the new Windows Security Center. Security Center checks for the third-party antivirus protection, manages automatic system updates and exerts control over the Windows Firewall.

    A second release candidate of the service pack is slated for late May or early June, with RC3 also a possibility. The final release of Windows XP Service Pack 2 is expected to be completed by the end of the summer.

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    M$ will NOT let pirated copies install SP2. And it's not just the product key thats in the way either. It's the PID also. There's also a strong belief that they'll be some whammies in the FINAL SP2 that aren't in ANY of the betas or rc's.

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    XP SP2 RC2 evaluvation

    is it really worth the headache??!?

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