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Here Are Some More Details About The Windows 9 Activation System

Steve Ballmer, the former Microsoft CEO, said not too long ago that 9 out of 10 copies of Windows in China were pirated. And it seems it is this statistic that has compelled Microsoft to design a

After Doomsday? Microsoft Details Windows XP Usage Post Retirement

Fans of science fiction may be aware of After Doomsday, a novel written by famed writer Poul Anderson. Published in 1962, it explores the events after the destruction of Earth. Windows XP users do not have such

Windows 8.1 Starts Limiting Personalization Settings If Not Activated

Piracy may be a fair bit of bother for most software companies, but for Microsoft it is an absolute bane. Various versions of the Windows operating system along with the Office suite of productivity applications are some

Microsoft Closes Loophole that Allowed Free Windows 8 Activation

Several few weeks back Neowin.net reported on a loophole in Windows 8 that allowed users to activate pirated copies of Windows 8. It worked by downloading the Media Center add-on. Since then, untold numbers of conscience-free users

Windows 8 Activation Causing a Stir?

Most people really don’t seem to care for Windows Activation. I still remember talking to a few friends early on when XP launched and there was speculation that XP activation would allow Microsoft to look at your

New Windows 8 Activation OA 3.0

Microsoft is preparing a new version of its OEM BIOS activation for use in Windows 8. Apparently it will be called OA version 3.0 for Windows 8. According to sources familiar with the company’s plans, Microsoft is

Windows 8 – roaming licensing – activation and deactivation

When you install Apples Itunes on your computer, you have the right to “authorize” up to 5 computers to play your music on at one time (based on your username and password). Apple says: To play many