Microsoft Moves to Combat Vista Piracy
Failing that, the product moves to reduced functionality mode, but a key can be entered at any time and the product will then revert to regular mode, according to Cori Hartje, director of Microsoft's Genuine Software Initiative.
But, in addition, validation will now occur every time software updates are required. If the software is found not to be genuine at a later date, genuine add-ons like the
Then, at the end of 30 days, the machine will move into reduced functionality mode for validation, and users will only get an hour of reduced experience Internet access before being logged off. They will then have to log on again before getting another hour of Internet access.