I am pleased to see the Genuine Windows Blog added as the newest member of the Windows Blog community. Software piracy is a major contributing factor to the high cost of licensed software. The Genuine Windows Team does not restrict their activities to piracy. They also provide helpful information on product activation.
Reproduced below are links to helpful documents from the former location of the Genuine Windows Blog that were included in the introductory post by Alex Kochis, Director, Genuine Windows. Windows XP users who are moving to Windows 7 will find the information on activation helpful.
- Activating Windows 7: A video that outlines the customer experience of product activation and why it's important.
- Windows Activation Technologies - Activation and Validation in Windows 7: Read more about the next generation of product activation technology that started with Windows Vista and has been updated for Windows 7.
- The Surprising Risks of Counterfeit Software in Businesses: Key research that our team supported; a white paper about the risks businesses face when counterfeit software exists within their computing environments.
- What's the risk?: Foundational research that documents the risks customers might face when searching for free or heavily discounted software online.
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