[rescue] Disposing Of OS/2 Apps

Jeff Cole jeff at flambe.org
Sun Mar 25 01:00:03 CDT 2007

On Sat, Mar 24, 2007 at 11:34:54AM -0500, Lionel Peterson wrote:
> Of course, putting all the bits for every version of Vista on the install DVD can be good for inventory/Mfg (only one SKU for media), but it will be quite tempting for hackers to find a way to turn the Vista Home installation that came with their PC into Vista Ultimate.

There was a way to do it by mixing DLLS from the last beta and the RTM
(Release to Manufacturer) version, but MS plugged the hole. 

> AFAIK, no one has publicly craked the license key settings (yet), but I'm not really too tuned into those activities - if it isn't on slashdot, boingboing, or linux.com I wouldn't be aware of it...

Yep. It's been cracked. First, there was a fake license server setup in
China (dubbed Melinda Gates Activation Server), and now, a BIOS emulator
to make Vista think you've bought a system with Vista pre-installed.
Microsoft reports these installs as Genuine. Will be interesting to see
how MS combats this with SP1.


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