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    I'm about to upgrade to SP1 using the XP keygen.

    My question concerns exactly how the "new" keys are generated when you run the program.

    No matter how many times I run the keygen changer, I get the same bunch of keys.

    Does this program actually produce different keys on different machines, or are the ones listed the only ones that the programmer had available to them when they wrote the keygen changer?

    I'm worried because Microsoft could easily block all of the quoted keys if they are the same on every machine that runs the keygen changer!

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    i think it tries a heap of keys and displays the ones that work with your version of windows. so everyone with your version of wiindows will get the same keys yes, but there is no way for microsoft to get them off you machine, their windows update says it gets no data off your machine so if they do and were to use it against you then they would be sued big time.
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    personally I don't know why they bother. Every anti piracy measure that has been every invented has been cracked, just make the software cheaper and more people will pay for it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kheldar
    just make the software cheaper and more people will pay for it
    That is exactly what I have thought for a long time now.
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    Does anone actually know 100% the answer to my original question?

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    If none of them work, then there is another keygen around, that does what Birdkiller mentioned, it will sort through a heap of keys and test them to see if they work. PM me for details.

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    I'm sorry birdkiller, but you're just plain wrong

    windows update does not says that it doesn't get any data, it says that it doesn't obtain any personally identifiable information...that means that it can obtain your cd key, as long as it's not linked to you.

    which it won't be.

    but they'll just cut off your access to windowsupdate

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    a serial number for winxp is unique, which makes it a personally identifiable piece of information. And i have seen computers using the corp key which is banned in SP! connect to windows update fine on a regular basis
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    I remember reading that there is a set date in the very near future when Microsoft will start checking for unauthorized cd keys and will then stop access to Windows Update...but this date hasn't happened yet, which is why everything has been ok...so far!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hotlips69
    I'm about to upgrade to SP1 using the XP keygen.

    My question concerns exactly how the "new" keys are generated when you run the program.

    No matter how many times I run the keygen changer, I get the same bunch of keys.

    Does this program actually produce different keys on different machines, or are the ones listed the only ones that the programmer had available to them when they wrote the keygen changer?

    I'm worried because Microsoft could easily block all of the quoted keys if they are the same on every machine that runs the keygen changer!
    They are definitely the same keys and are not unique to every machine. Just go to the article and look at the keys and then compare them to the one's that are generated on your box. My list looks exactly the same as the one on the article. Maybe these are just known good corporate keys which are being used on many valid corporate pc's. I would like the author of the article to elaborate a little if he could on how these "valid" keys are obtained or generated.

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