Date Added: Nov 2009
Software piracy is one of the most significant problems facing the software industry globally. It not only has an impact on the global economy but it affects legitimate businesses that have to compete with those selling counterfeit software. With Windows? 7, Microsoft? has enhanced its Software Protection Platform by expanding on its Windows Activation Technologies. These enhanced technologies bring anti-piracy innovations, counterfeit detection practices, and tamper resistance into a complete platform that provides improved software protection. The need for these technologies continues to grow as the risks of counterfeit software become increasingly damaging to individuals, organizations, and the software industry at large.
This document outlines the activation and validation experience in Windows 7 and provides more information for customers interested in learning about activation, validation, and genuine Windows.