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This is just an article I was reading I thought you might all want to know about. I know everyone in the world is running on hacked copies of XP, but if you are, it's about to get nasty for ya.
So in other words...don't upgrade to Vista?
Well, it's dependent on the kind of computer user you are. If you're the kind who upgrades your PC all the time, it might not be the best choice, especially if you upgrade things like the mobo and processor. If it's just hard drive upgrades, you MIGHT be ok, but I'm not sure about their clarification on that.However, the scary thing the article mentions is that this is the "first" deployment of this type of security they are implementing. I have a feeling it's going to show up in a secret update to XP before too long too. I've already seen lots of customers and friends who call me saying their copy of XP is "invalid" because they downloaded and installed the Genuine Validator service pack without knowing it. Now they can't do anything without upgrading their pc. On top of that, if you DON'T get the validator, you can't get the new upgrages. Example: Internet Explorer 7 won't install without running an XP key validator first, which won't pass a failed OS, so then you're stuck with your IE6. (or mozilla,if you're like me.)Anyway.. just wanted to let people know about it. Microsoft certainly isn't going to inform the general public about it.
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