Microsoft Will Soon Black Out Pirated Vista Installations

Users of pirated Windows Vista will soon discover that their warez installation being rendered useless via a “black screen of death”. Here’s the email obtained by:

“Good afternoon, as of this week, Microsoft has activated a function in Vista called ‘Reduced Functionality.’ This is a specific function in Vista that effectively disables nongenuine copies of Windows. Therefore anyone who has a pirated copy of Vista will experience:

A black screen after one hour of browsing
No start menu or task bar
No desktop

Please communicate this antipiracy initiative from Microsoft to your resellers — note this function has only just been activated in Vista worldwide and therefore any issues with nongenuine versions will start to arise from now onward.”

So, users of pirated Vista out there; it’s time to go legit. Alternatively, you could suck it in and get yourself acquainted with a better operating system 😉

4 responses to “Microsoft Will Soon Black Out Pirated Vista Installations”.

  1. kucau Says:

    i believe somebody will disable this so called “reduced functionality” later.

  2. Site Admin Azmeen Says:

    Sure, and Microsoft would then enable it back.

    The cycle can go on ad infinitum.

    I’m sure sooner or later the less tech-savvy users will just say, “Hell, this is starting to get tiring!”

    Again, the final choice would still be to go legit or migrate.

  3. papajoneh Says:

    migrate 😀

  4. AGF Says:

    The cycle goes on and on, thats’ what happens when microsoft owns you, haha.