Pirated Vista may be useless, Microsoft says
Microsoft responded Tuesday to reports that some Web sites have been circulating pirated copies of Vista and the Microsoft Office 2007 applications suite.
The pirated Vista comes with a product key that users can enter to activate a version of the products on their computers without paying for them, according to a report on the Web site of The Sydney (Australia) Morning Herald newspaper. A product key is a unique serial number tied to each package of a software product.
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