Windows Vista piracy cripples OS

Friday, 6 October 2006, 4:32 AM EST

New Windows Vista anti-piracy features partially cripple the OS if a pirated license is suspected.

The announcement was made today by Microsoft's Cori Hartje, who runs the Microsoft Genuine Software Initiative program. Users who purchase a new computer will still have 30 days to "activate" Windows and validate their license, the same length of time given in Windows XP.

At SecurityFocus.

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