Microsoft has wanted to stop software piracy since its early days. As their software got more sophisticated, so did their methods to separate legitimate from pirated copies of their software. Product keys, evaluation time periods, activation processes are all designed to make the product a genuine copy.
Two Windows Activation Technologies, the Software Protection Platform (SSP) and the Software Licensing Client (SLC), manage and handle licensing and activation matters on the operating system to the core components or files which are required for its operation. When the programs are put in operation SLUI will start and the activation process is in play.
Now however, rumor has it that two hacker products, RemoveWAT and Chew-WGA, have created activation work arounds. The software doesn’t provide you with a product key or an activation number, rather it allows the users to keep using the OS indefinitely.
Windows Activation Technologies are completely removed by the Windows 7 Crack RemoveWAT, allowing users to validate illegal copies of Windows. The hack is permanent and RemoveWAT works with all versions of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. Chew-WGA Windows 7 crack takes a slightly different approach by supressing Windows 7 components, allowing pirated copies of Windows 7 to be activated.
The hack process is based on recognizing what happens when the activation period is at an end. When the evaluation activation free period of 30 days as expired, a reminder screen notifies the user to activate Windows 7. The notifications may appear from balloon tip at notification system tray, or when launching NotePad, WordPad, the Calculator, or even when launching the Control Panel. The hack bypasses the notification.
Hackers have came up with tools or utilities which deals with all “side-effects” that follow the after is disabled and removed, so that Windows OS will continue to operate as it should so there is no automatic log off or shutdown.
A Microsoft spokeman said they were aware of the technique, and were working to shore up the activation procedure. This work around may be something that will appear in an update soon, or a service pack.