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Tech: why am I forced...

scouse 19 Dec 10 - 06:49 AM
John MacKenzie 19 Dec 10 - 06:56 AM
The Fooles Troupe 19 Dec 10 - 08:15 AM
GUEST,Grishka 19 Dec 10 - 01:03 PM
Gurney 19 Dec 10 - 01:33 PM
Acme 19 Dec 10 - 01:41 PM
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Subject: Tech: why am I forced...
From: scouse
Date: 19 Dec 10 - 06:49 AM

a few months ago I bought Win 7... I set it up as a duel boot so I could see if I liked it 'cos I love an trust me XP. I hate Microsoft so refused to register the copy every time the Programme asked. I few days ago I got messages telling me this is an Illegal Copy, plus a black screen as if I was in safe mode.Why,oh why, do I have to register??? I've since stopped using it.Any comments!! and is there any way I could use it without doing the registry bit.

As Aye,

Phil.


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Subject: RE: Tech: why am I forced...
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 19 Dec 10 - 06:56 AM

Sounds odd to me, as even with an illegal copy, it continues to function, just won't do updates.


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Subject: RE: Tech: why am I forced...
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 19 Dec 10 - 08:15 AM

After some searching I found this, but cannot verify if it is true or scuttlebut

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An unregistered version of windows 7 or a Release candidate(RC) version will shutdown automatically at random interval of time.
UNQUOTE

Also there was a whole bundle of Win 7 SW that was illegal, but legitimate traders were caught selling pirated copies. (As well as the shonks deliberately ripping off people.)

If you did not attempt to register (illegal copies with false IDs will fail the registration) then you may not be sure whether it is a valid copy.

Also if you did not register, then security updates probably not happen after a while, thus you could have got virused anyway.


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Subject: RE: Tech: why am I forced...
From: GUEST,Grishka
Date: 19 Dec 10 - 01:03 PM

Scouse, as far as I know (not an expert), all Windows since (and including) XP absolutely require registration and will cease to work otherwise. The registration involves characteristics of your computer hardware and is only valid for one computer (at a time? Read more at Microsoft if required).

Why? Guess. I'll give you a hint: it starts with "m" and ends with "oney" and it's not "milk and honey".


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Subject: RE: Tech: why am I forced...
From: Gurney
Date: 19 Dec 10 - 01:33 PM

I've registered with Microsoft W98, W98SE, ME and XP. They have never spammed me. I've re-registered XP on a new motherboard.
Why wouldn't you register?

Not that I'm a Microsoft fan, by any means.


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Subject: RE: Tech: why am I forced...
From: Acme
Date: 19 Dec 10 - 01:41 PM

Why put it in if you're not going to register it? Perhaps you should get a copy of Linux Ubuntu instead.

SRS


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