Microsoft Planning First Vista Service Pack
When Microsoft releases its first “Service Pack” from Windows Vista next year, it will subtract the “kill switch” that disables certain programs when it detects pirated software, the Associated Press reported Tuesday.
Instead, the software giant intends to “nag” customers with an update to Windows Genuine Advantage, which will frequently scan PCs for pirated software. If the copy of Vista is found to be illegitimate, users will frequently be reminded, with offers to buy legitimate software, as well as frequent warnings.
In addition the new software will fix a pair of holes that allow for easy piracy.