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Windows 7 cracked and activated with leaked OEM license key

by Parm Mann on 29 July 2009, 11:08

Tags: Windows 7, Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT)

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In the ever-present hacking world, it has become something of a tradition to circumvent the anti-piracy measures in each release of a Microsoft Windows operating system.

It should come as no surprise, then, to find that hackers have already found a way to crack and activate the upcoming Windows 7.

Despite Microsoft firing a warning to pirates earlier this year, the anti-piracy tools built into Windows 7 appear to have been beaten by a leaked OEM master key obtained from a Windows 7 Ultimate OEM DVD belonging to system manufacturer Lenovo.

The leaked disc image first surfaced on a Chinese forum, and has since made its way across the globe where users are quickly using the master key to activate machines of any brand.

Proving that the hack does actually work, users are quickly posting up screenshots of their success. One such user, SongRemainsTheSame from the forums, has posted this validation:

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Well the longer Win7 has been available, the longer hackers have to find workarounds, and the longer MS have to combat these before general release to the public.
Bloody pikeys
Don't imagine it will be long before installations activated with this key will no pass whatever the new version of WGA are…

Can't see MS just ‘letting it slide’
gee, well stop the presses..can anybody really say they`re surprised?

it was all just a matter of time, really..:rockon2:
With the pre order prices we have enjoyed there has really been no reason to pirate this, Not that there ever is a valid reason for piracy though.