Brett_Tabke - 11:41 pm on Jul 12, 2004 (gmt 0) <added> [edited by: Brett_Tabke at 12:36 pm (utc) on July 14, 2004]
This time around Microsoft may have found a much more destructive way to get rid off Illegal copies of WindowsXp than Service Pack1. Users installing SP1 on illegal copies would simply get a 'This is a pirated copy' error message. But now Microsoft has armed itself with a huge list of illegal CD keys ensuring that SP2 does not install. CORRECTED: It has been rumoured that the boot sector of the OS would be modified rendering the OS unusable.
I updated the original quote. The authors corrected a portion of their article. It is not known if XP SP2 modifies your boot sector to cripple the hard drive
[edited by: Brett_Tabke at 12:36 pm (utc) on July 14, 2004]