Micro$oft Piracy-check mandatory for Windows XP add-ons

By RealBlackStuff
Jul 27, 2005
  1. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

    Why did they leave security updates still available?

    Would people blame Microsoft if the illegal versions of Windows got viruses or were otherwise attacked?
  2. Spike

    Spike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,168

    Probably not, but those who can't be bothered or are to simple, or simply don't know to patch their genuine systems would be awfully upset if they got a worm or a virus as a result of systems that are unpatched beacuase they are pirated.

    Of course, it could also be MS doing it's bit to try to halt the ever increasing amount of malware out there - but methinks my first idea is more plausable.
  3. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

    More upset than now if they would get viruses?
  4. Spike

    Spike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,168

    Well, that is entirely true, but given how fickle the human population is, I would probably assume that MS would not wish to give such people any further excuse for them to blame them for it. Many such people will often put blame on anyone they can, as long as it isn't themselves.
  5. Justin

    Justin TS Rookie Posts: 942

    Considering the fact that you can be sued if someone breaks into your house illegally with intent to steal things from you, then gets seriously hurt due to a hazard inside your house...

    It is probably more of a liability issue than anything.
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