Blackouts untuk pengguna pirated Windows

Penulis: wanmus Kategori: Berita | Komputer | Windows Tarikh: 27 August 2008 | Tiada Komen

Windows XP Pirate

Assalamualaikum kepada semua pengguna windows ‘pirate’. baik anda baca berita dari the stars ini.Ringkasnya, kepada semua pengguna Windows XP Pro, sila matikan auto update anda supaya microsotf tidak dapat mengesan windows pirate anda. Langkah-langkah mematikan auto update di Windows XP Pro.

Control Panel-Automatic Updates-Klik pada turn off Automatic Updates- Klik Apply.

PETALING JAYA: Starting Wednesday, users with pirated copies of Microsoft Corp’s Windows XP Professional operating system (OS) on machines that are Internet-capable could find their computer displays going black and with no screen icons visible.

There are 8.6 million users of Win XP Pro in Malaysia and about three million are expected to suffer the “blackouts,” according to Microsoft Malaysia.

To continue working, the user would need to reset the machine’s desktop background. Everything will return to normal. But when 60 minutes are up, the black screen will reappear and the user must go through the whole process again.

This will keep happening until the user licenses the copy of Win XP Pro on the machine by going to a Microsoft reseller or getting a licence online at the Each licence costs RM580.

This initiative is part of Microsoft’s antipiracy campaign, dubbed Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA), aimed at educating users on the benefits of using genuine software, K.T. Ng, Microsoft Malaysia’s director of client business group, told The Star on Tuesday.

Win XP Professional was chosen for the antipiracy blitz because it is the most pirated version of Microsoft’s Win XP operating system. The other version is Windows XP Home, which is for home users.

This is the second time that Microsoft is needling users of pirated copies of its operating system to go legitimate. Two years ago, it sprang its WGA initiative on local users of Win XP Pro and Win XP Home.

That time, a pop-up message showed up whenever the PC with a pirated Windows OS was switched on, with the intention of shaming business and home users into getting legitimate copies. The message said “This copy of Windows is not genuine.”

It was quite successful. At that time, there were about 5.1 million pirated copies of Windows XP Pro and after the exercise, about two million of the copies were validated, said Microsoft Malaysia.

Semoga kita terselamat.. Tapi kepada sesiapa yang mampu, anda boleh dapatkan original Windows XP Pro di berharga RM580 setiap lesen.

Berita dari : The Star