MS turns up heat on warezed WinXP copies

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MS turns up heat on warezed WinXP copies

The beta of Service Pack 1 for Windows XP has now shipped to testers and, as previously advertised, it declines to install if you’re using a leaked WinXP licence key. But – again as previously advertised – it doesn’t deactivate your installation, just stops you applying the service pack. But a sharp-eyed reader of Neowin.net has spotted what appears to be an escalation of the role of product activation.

Full story at The Register

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