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Posted by on Dec 12, 2012 in Hardware News |

Microsoft fixes vulnerability that allowed free activate Windows 8

Microsoft fixes vulnerability that allowed free activate Windows 8

A few weeks ago, a introduced “accidentally” by itself, allowed activate unlicensed copies of Windows 8 operating system, using the activation keys Free Windows Media Center for Windows 8 . Vulnerability has been silently corrected by Microsoft.

All users who try to activate illegally by the method mentioned in the first paragraph will receive the following message:

error.
Can not activate with (Error Code: 0xC004C4AA).

Now that vulnerability is resolved in the activation system Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro with Media Center can only be activated on PCs with preinstalled Windows 8 Pro Original (OEM) or retail versions (box or VL).

Even though the gap in the activation system Windows 8 has been corrected, the copies of Windows pre-activated by this method will remain active for the time being, although presumably not be long before Microsoft add them to its backlist (blacklist).

Link: Microsoft Windows 8 Activation Free Blocks Flaw (Softpedia)

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