Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 23rd Oct 2007 18:55 UTC, submitted by Dan Warne
Windows "After weeks of gruelling troubleshooting, I've finally had it confirmed by Microsoft Australia and USA - something as small as swapping the video card or updating a device driver can trigger a total Vista deactivation. Put simply, your copy of Windows will stop working with very little notice (three days) and your PC will go into 'reduced functionality' mode, where you can't do anything but use the web browser for half an hour. You'll then need to reapply to Microsoft to get a new activation code. How can this crazy situation occur? Read on for the sorry tale."
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RE: No surprise here...
by yoursecretninja on Tue 23rd Oct 2007 19:53 UTC in reply to "No surprise here..."
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What next, capturing users' data and holding it hostage until the copy of Windows, Office <fill in the blank> can be verified as genuine?

Shhhh! Don't give them (MS) any ideas.

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