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    Microsoft just pwned my fiancee's Vista install.

    How many of you had this happen?

    She booted up her laptop today (it's about a year old) and it told her that the license key she entered is not valid and that her installtion is not "genuine". So now, she can't do anything with the stupid laptop until we call Microsoft later today (or should we call HP?).

    If you didn't know already, according to the Vista EULA, if two people try to validate Vista with the same key, Microsoft will Big Brother in to your computer and turn off BOTH installations, rendering both installations useless. So, that means that someone must have gotten her key or maybe a keygen.exe somewhere just happened to generate the exact same key as hers (is that possbile?). Either way, wouldn't it be nice if the state acted like that too? "We have two people suspected of murder... give them both life in jail."

    I was mad when I first read about this crap when Vista first came out, but now it's just kind of funny (don't worry, we have other computers) that people will put up with this. I already have declared that I will never accept a Vista EULA.

    What if this was our only computer? Or if it was a business computer? We did not do anything wrong with this computer and yet are being punished.

    Thanks Microsoft. *THUMBS UP*

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    Re: Microsoft just pwned my fiancee's Vista install.

    Same here!

    Mi girlfriend uses XP on her laptop (but has no problem using linux on my desktop)and after 2 1/2 years using a genuine Windows installation, suddendly, her copy of Microsoft Office is not legal anymore (but she has the damn original disc!)

    I told her to use Open Office or try that IBM Lotus Office.
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    Re: Microsoft just pwned my fiancee's Vista install.

    I just don't believe you, too many lies are spread about this, it seems that this has happened to every Linux or Mac user yet I have never seen it. So unless you post a picture proving you actually got this warning I am not going to believe your post. Also, if you DID in fact get this warning, the more likely thing is you or your girlfriend used the same key on another install yourselves, it is far too unlikely that a keygen generated the same key especially when it is probably an OEM key.

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    Re: Microsoft just pwned my fiancee's Vista install.

    good thing you found out about her shadey behavior before the wedding.

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    Re: Microsoft just pwned my fiancee's Vista install.

    Quote Originally Posted by oasmar1 View Post
    I just don't believe you, too many lies are spread about this, it seems that this has happened to every Linux or Mac user yet I have never seen it. So unless you post a picture proving you actually got this warning I am not going to believe your post. Also, if you DID in fact get this warning, the more likely thing is you or your girlfriend used the same key on another install yourselves, it is far too unlikely that a keygen generated the same key especially when it is probably an OEM key.
    You are right. I've also heard a lot of times about something called "viruses" that windows people speak about, and it seems that it have happened to every single Windows user. I have never seen it.
    They're probably a urban legend. </ironic>

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    Re: Microsoft just pwned my fiancee's Vista install.

    Quote Originally Posted by artir View Post
    You are right. I've also heard a lot of times about something called "viruses" that windows people speak about, and it seems that it have happened to every single Windows user. I have never seen it.
    They're probably a urban legend. </ironic>
    lol
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    Re: Microsoft just pwned my fiancee's Vista install.

    Quote Originally Posted by oasmar1 View Post
    the more likely thing is you or your girlfriend used the same key on another install yourselves, it is far too unlikely that a keygen generated the same key especially when it is probably an OEM key.
    Or maybe a house guest. I know someone that makes it a habit to take the key off every computer he comes across.

    Add: Those are some pretty harsh accusations to be tossing around, so nonchalantly
    Last edited by swoll1980; April 6th, 2009 at 04:07 PM.
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    Re: Microsoft just pwned my fiancee's Vista install.

    Quote Originally Posted by Pogeymanz View Post
    How many of you had this happen?

    She booted up her laptop today (it's about a year old) and it told her that the license key she entered is not valid and that her installtion is not "genuine". So now, she can't do anything with the stupid laptop until we call Microsoft later today (or should we call HP?).

    If you didn't know already, according to the Vista EULA, if two people try to validate Vista with the same key, Microsoft will Big Brother in to your computer and turn off BOTH installations, rendering both installations useless. So, that means that someone must have gotten her key or maybe a keygen.exe somewhere just happened to generate the exact same key as hers (is that possbile?). Either way, wouldn't it be nice if the state acted like that too? "We have two people suspected of murder... give them both life in jail."

    I was mad when I first read about this crap when Vista first came out, but now it's just kind of funny (don't worry, we have other computers) that people will put up with this. I already have declared that I will never accept a Vista EULA.

    What if this was our only computer? Or if it was a business computer? We did not do anything wrong with this computer and yet are being punished.

    Thanks Microsoft. *THUMBS UP*
    You know, in the time that you spent posting this rant you could have called the 24/7 toll free number on the activation screen and had the license reactivated without any issue.

    Just saying...

    Thanks,
    Richard
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    Re: Microsoft just pwned my fiancee's Vista install.

    Quote Originally Posted by rickyjones View Post
    You know, in the time that you spent posting this rant you could have called the 24/7 toll free number on the activation screen and had the license reactivated without any issue.

    Just saying...

    Thanks,
    Richard

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    Re: Microsoft just pwned my fiancee's Vista install.

    Quote Originally Posted by swoll1980 View Post
    For the price it cost to prosecute someone for grand theft auto, you could just buy the victim a new car... Just saying.
    And that situation is related to this one how?



    Thanks,
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