Pirated Vista may be useless, Microsoft says

Wednesday, 15 November 2006, 11:55 AM EST

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.

At NetworkWorld.

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