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Tue Jun 4 12:17:20 MDT 2013

within Hours of Product Launch

The anti-theft features incorporated in WindowsXP that Microsoft
claimed would put an end to software theft were broken within hours of
the product being launched on 25 October 2001.

Already Crackers have developed illegal installation files that bypass
the registration process for Microsoft's WindowsXP. These files can
now be downloaded from Web sites in the Far East and cracked copies of
WindowsXP, with the protection mechanism stripped out, can be
downloaded from Warez sites across the Internet.

A little more information, some of it sounding like sour grapes, is in
the article:


I just can't stop laughing: Can't Microsoft do ANYTHING right with


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