The oldest trick in the book! But a bit surprising to see Microsoft going after Windows 7 pirates with this intensity, at this stage of the lifecycle of the operating system. And more so, with Windows 10 on the horizon, with reportedly a new protection scheme. Regardless, it is mandatory on a company to protect its...

What took them so long! Microsoft has finally made Windows 7 ISO downloads possible, with launch of a new Software Recovery center that also provides information about downloads. It allows users to get the necessary files just like before — although they will be required to put their product key before actually...

The fight against piracy is nothing new for Microsoft, with the software titan devising new ways to prevent unauthorized copies of its software solutions. And now we have another case. An interesting case, where the company located the IP address of a user that illegally installed and activated copies of Windows 7 and...

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 new activation system. This activation system is set to debut with Windows 9, as detailed here. And now some new details...

Redmond has been fighting piracy almost since it got into the business of selling software. However, despite its massive efforts, the company still has a long way to go to claim some notable wins. Microsoft has been pushing and directing users and businesses to legitimate software, but a new study from IDC and the...

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 of the most pirated software around the globe. Redmond may have amped up its anti-piracy efforts,...

Microsoft software remains one of the most pirated the world over, and the software titan continues its fight against piracy around the globe, this time sharing some interesting new statistics on how things are coming along in its ever lasting battle. Long story short, the company’s efforts are actually pretty...

If there is one company that hates piracy more than anybody, it’s Microsoft. The software products carrying the Microsoft label are among the most pirated in the world. Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office, in particular, rank as the first and second in several statistics. No surprises then to see Redmond increasing...

Microsoft is one of the few companies that suffer from massive software piracy of its products. Both Windows and Office are one of the most counterfeited software according to most surveys. And expectedly, the company actively fights software piracy whenever and where it can. The latest battle Redmond is fighting is...

Windows 8 may slowly be increasing its market share, but Microsoft’s latest operating system has equally been a target of pirates who are all too happy to upload or sell illegal copies. Such is the popularity of the OS that is fast becoming one of the most pirated operating systems in the world, even as Microsoft...