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 PostPost subject: Windows 7 Ultimate cracked and activated with OEM master key        Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 11:36 pm 
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Windows 7 has yet to even be released officially to the general public, and already the dodgy folk on the Internet have fully cracked and activated the Ultimate version, with help from a leaked Lenovo OEM DVD .ISO file.

The news comes from various Chinese forums who state that you can already pass Windows Genuine Advantage validation offline, OEM style.

The leaked .ISO was originally posted on a Chinese forum, which was then downloaded in order for people to get hold of the boot.wim, and in turn retrieving the OEM-SLP key, plus the OEM activation certificate. Microsoft uses the same digitally signed OEM certificate, which has an .xrm-ms extension, as that in Windows Vista. Another point to note is that the key is a master one, which can be used to activate other OEM branded installations, like ones from Dell, HP or indeed Lenovo.

This is quite concerning; as mentioned, Windows 7 has yet to even be released, and it can be fully activated. This demonstrates the risk such a huge company as Microsoft takes when distributing a product as significant as an operating system, but this was essentially inevitable, regardless. It's interesting that a product can be pirated and activated before it's properly released to customers.

Microsoft was not available for comment at the time of writing.

Updated: A Microsoft spokesperson has confirmed to Neowin: "we are aware of reports of activation exploits that attempt to circumvent activation & validation in Windows 7, and we can assure customers that Microsoft is committed to protecting them from counterfeit and pirated software. Microsoft strongly advises customers not to download Windows 7 from unauthorized sources. Downloading Windows 7 from peer-to-peer Web sites is piracy, and exposes users to increased risks – such as viruses, Trojans and other malware and malicious code—that usually accompany counterfeit software."

Source: http://www.neowin.net/news/main/09/07/29/windows-7-ultimate-cracked-and-activated-with-oem-master-key

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 PostPost subject: Re: Windows 7 Ultimate cracked and activated with OEM master key        Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 8:54 am 
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Apparantly it uses the same xrm-ms files as Vista, but the BIOS needs to be a SLIC 2.1 version - which at the moment not a lot are.

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 PostPost subject: Re: Windows 7 Ultimate cracked and activated with OEM master key        Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 9:38 am 
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Yes ! I use the SLIC 2.1 on my mobo (asus p5ql pro) but i use the Cert HP for Vista :D and the OEM key leaked.

PS: a loader based on WoW7 is out ! i use this loader on my two Dell and its P E R F E C T !

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 PostPost subject: Re: Windows 7 Ultimate cracked and activated with OEM master key        Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 1:23 pm 
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Biohead wrote:
Apparantly it uses the same xrm-ms files as Vista, but the BIOS needs to be a SLIC 2.1 version - which at the moment not a lot are.


Unless you make your BIOS that way ;)


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 PostPost subject: Re: Windows 7 Ultimate cracked and activated with OEM master key        Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 3:49 pm 
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Plenty of OEM SLIC 2.1 stuff out there now, and already hacking the BIOS is no longer essential. Loaders are out and confirmed working... actually feel slightly sorry for Microsoft since they've done such an amazing job with 7.


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Hi,

Anyone have a clear howto/url for this (step by step)

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 PostPost subject: Re: Windows 7 Ultimate cracked and activated with OEM master key        Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 11:14 pm 
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leonbollerup wrote:
Hi,

Anyone have a clear howto/url for this (step by step)

There is already an activator for it, just search google.

hint:
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 PostPost subject: Re: Windows 7 Ultimate cracked and activated with OEM master key        Posted: Fri Jul 31, 2009 5:46 am 
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Windows 7 has yet to even be released officially to the general public, and already the dodgy folk on the Internet have fully cracked and activated the Ultimate version, with help from a leaked Lenovo OEM DVD .ISO file.

The news comes from various Chinese forums who state that you can already pass Windows Genuine Advantage validation offline, OEM style.

The leaked .ISO was originally posted on a Chinese forum, which was then downloaded in order for people to get hold of the boot.wim, and in turn retrieving the OEM-SLP key, plus the OEM activation certificate. Microsoft uses the same digitally signed OEM certificate, which has an .xrm-ms extension, as that in Windows Vista. Another point to note is that the key is a master one, which can be used to activate other OEM branded installations, like ones from Dell, HP or indeed Lenovo.

This is quite concerning; as mentioned, Windows 7 has yet to even be released, and it can be fully activated. This demonstrates the risk such a huge company as Microsoft takes when distributing a product as significant as an operating system, but this was essentially inevitable, regardless. It's interesting that a product can be pirated and activated before it's properly released to customers.

Microsoft was not available for comment at the time of writing.

Updated: A Microsoft spokesperson has confirmed to Neowin: "we are aware of reports of activation exploits that attempt to circumvent activation & validation in Windows 7, and we can assure customers that Microsoft is committed to protecting them from counterfeit and pirated software. Microsoft strongly advises customers not to download Windows 7 from unauthorized sources. Downloading Windows 7 from peer-to-peer Web sites is piracy, and exposes users to increased risks – such as viruses, Trojans and other malware and malicious code—that usually accompany counterfeit software."

Source: http://www.neowin.net/news/main/09/07/2 ... master-key


For God's sake People, What kind of a world do we live in!? Windows 7 Already Cracked, Before its Release!? I can't believe this. If we keep this up, then Microsoft may shut down their OS Department. This is getting way out of hand. Pre-Order Windows 7 for $50 US Currency. After the official release it may get up to $200 US Currency. Do the right thing.
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 PostPost subject: Re: Windows 7 Ultimate cracked and activated with OEM master key        Posted: Fri Jul 31, 2009 7:08 am 
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... your wrong... is equal to comparing it to a car that get its down-gearing cracked (and thereby tuned) straith after it hits the marked, it wont stop the car maker in creating new cars. - also, remember that MS sells 90%+ of its windows licenses thru OEM's that preload them with computers.

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 PostPost subject: Re: Windows 7 Ultimate cracked and activated with OEM master key        Posted: Fri Jul 31, 2009 1:54 pm 
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Bugger.

http://blogs.msdn.com/wga/archive/2009/ ... -leak.aspx

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Yesterday we were alerted to reports of a leak of a special product key issued to an OEM partner of ours. The key is for use with Windows 7 Ultimate RTM product that is meant to be pre-installed by the OEM on new PCs to be shipped later this year. As such, the use of this key requires having a PC from the manufacturer it was issued to. We've worked with that manufacturer so that customers who purchase genuine copies of Windows 7 from this manufacturer will experience no issues validating their copy of Windows 7. At the same time we will seek to alert customers who are using the leaked key that they are running a non-genuine copy of Windows. It's important to note that no PCs will be sold that will use this key.

Windows 7 already includes an improved ability to detect hacks, also known as activation exploits, and alert customers who are using a pirated copy. There is a hack that is said to enable, when paired with the leaked key, a system to install and use a copy of Windows 7 Ultimate. Both the hack and the key are indications that a copy of Windows may not be genuine. The Windows Activation Technologies included in Windows 7 are designed to handle situations such as this one, and customers using these tools and methods should expect Windows to detect them.

Our primary goal is to protect users from becoming unknowing victims, because customers who use pirated software are at greater risk of being exposed to malware as well as identity theft. Someone asked me recently - and I think it's worth noting here -- whether we treat all exploits equally in responding to new ones we see. Our objective isn't to stop every "mad scientist" that's out there from dabbling; our aim is to protect our customers from commercialized counterfeit software that impacts our customers' confidence in knowing they got what they paid for. That will continue to be our focus as we continue to evolve our anti-piracy platforms, and respond to new threats that we see emerge in the future.


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