WinXP Product Activation decoded
It was only a matter of time...
It took them this long? Wow! I know the product isn't even out yet, but it is usually cracked months in advance. I saw a copy of Office XP rtm with a cracked serial about 2 months before release. I don't condone it, but I knew these steps by MS were going to be for little gain.
They didn't crack it and defeat it, they just analyzed it. Check out the article. "Fully Licensed" supports 'windows product activation' and is anti-piracy.
but would a cracked code on the web work? isn't the whole point that the serial number has to match your hardware id, so if two people use the same id, it won't work. i guess if someone made a unique key generator, that would work, unless microsoft keeps a log of all the serial numbers they have released.
Shut up and make MS think they cracked it! THey might decide not to use WPA anymore cuz' it don't work as well as they thought...
i saw windows XP up for download on direct connect today, it was in about 50 RAR files of about 10MB each, and then they had some other stuff to go with it, but i didn;t really look. i should have had someone DL it just to see if it worked. the files said it was "cracked and bootable." but I don't know, jus thought it was interesting.
There are cracks and registry hacks that do appear to work for XP.
Hallam Yes, you can make a cracked bootable CD but when I did it I also did a registry hack.
Here are the instrutions for one of the many cracks out.
-after install replace the xxxxxx.exe
-reboot in safe mode and run xxxxxx.exe and xxxxxx.bat
-the crack WORKS for 14 days evaluation and 180 days time limit
[This message has been edited by jad1097 (edited 07-10-2001).]
There are already registry cracks that work. I have even entertained the idea of using a disk image of a clean install on multiple machines.
This is why in times like this you need hackers and crackers.! I mean, we can't let Microsoft control the software like that. I even heard that if you change something in the system (let's say a videocard) then you have to get the mentioned activation code to use it again... that's SICK.!!!!!
Thank GOD for CRACKERS--HACKERS--ETC>.
The Windows XP they had on Direct Connect was probly just the RC1 or one of the release canidates. The final is not out yet, even in the warez world.
Has it occurred to anyone that MS owns this property.
Yes I have this same concerns but piracy robs us as well any software vendor. If they were able to set a license fee that did not enclude to cost of piracy is my drift.
hackers and crackers are exposing our credit cards numbers, disrupting normal net traffic, nuff said...
paying my way with my 2 cents
Your MAC address seems to be the primary target. Simply stick the NIC card used in the original initiation in the machine with the copy of XP you want to activate then switch back. It works every time.
If i could not register withen a certin time then it well not work ????
Due to trafic and slow connection and many tring to register in the same time ????
It is time to think Linux is not??
conversely if they didn't want arms & legs for their products in the first place & they'd sell much more product & gain a larger market of "legal" users who couldn't be bothered going to the trouble of copying or running the risk of using pirate copies.
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