Windows 7 Product Activation Bypass

by Lee

Product Activation in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 can be bypassed by a hack according to an article at The Register. This means that a user can get either of the operating systems with a product activation key.

It is a similar breach in Windows Vista.

“We’re aware of this workaround and are already working to address it,” said a Microsoft spokesperson to The Register.

The hack nullifies the sppcompai.dll which bypasses product activation and licensing in three different technologies.

Source: The Register



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Comments (2)

  • DocBrown52 says:

    Should “This means that a user can get either of the operating systems WITH a product activation key” have read “This means that a user can get either of the operating systems WITHOUT a product activation key“?

  • Doug says:

    The article should read “that you can get either of the operating systems ‘without’ a product activation key”.