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Windows 7 Ultimate RTM Cracked, Fully Validated (Already?)

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM Cracked, Fully Validated (Already?)

Postby kanaloa » Wed Jul 29, 2009 7:31 pm

David Murphy @ PCWorld wrote:


That didn't take long. It has only been a week since the official Windows 7 RTM announcement by Microsoft, but crackers have already managed to activate and validate the tricked-out Ultimate version of the OS. The hack is nothing new, as it borrows the same techniques used to bypass activation and verification of previous Vista editions.

According to Softpedia, crackers somehow obtained a copy of an OEM Windows 7 Ultimate disc from Lenovo. From there, they were able to extract two critical bits of information: Windows 7's OEM-SLP (system-locked pre-installation) product key and the OEM certificate for Windows 7 Ultimate.

But before these can be of any value, one first has to modify a system's BIOS to fool the operating system into believing that the PC is an authentic OEM machine. This is done by tweaking the values found in the Software Licensing Description Table (SLIC) that is stored in the system's memory during boot-up.

Once a person has disguised a system as a legitimate OEM machine, the OEM-SLP and OEM certificate allow for permanent, validated activation of the operating system. To Microsoft, the PC is no different from a functional OEM machine--and the "OEM machine," in turn, has no need to call back to Microsoft's activation servers for any kind of additional verification. That would defeat the convenient basis behind the creation of SLIC-based OEM activations in the first place.

Just because the OEM disc and keys came from Lenovo doesn't mean that the crack is exclusive to that brand. According to Softpedia, the crack has proven successful on Dell, HP, and MSI machines as well.
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Re: Windows 7 Ultimate RTM Cracked, Fully Validated (Already?)

Postby faxcool » Wed Jul 29, 2009 8:20 pm

True dat. I tested with x86 version and it works like a charm.


Btw, two diferent cracks are available for now, but only one allows you to activate and install Windows Updates. The second will work until you scan for updates.
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Re: Windows 7 Ultimate RTM Cracked, Fully Validated (Already?)

Postby Logicalx » Tue Aug 04, 2009 12:04 pm

Yea i got mine Activated....

But!, I do have an Ultimate Key which i did manage to get off my Technet Subscribtion before it expired im just wondering if that will work to activate, Oh wait iv just checked... :( it was ment for the RC dammit lol
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Re: Windows 7 Ultimate RTM Cracked, Fully Validated (Already?)

Postby JabbaPapa » Tue Aug 04, 2009 1:46 pm

Can we please refrain from posting about methods for hacking or bypassing W7 activation, or declaring that one has in fact engaged in this illegal activity, and please instead stick to the topic that it has been cracked, and consequences thereof, and similar ?

May we remind you that PROnetworks is NOT a warez site, and that we do not and will not condone any discussion of methods to crack any commercial software activation or validation protocols that have been expressly designed to combat software piracy.

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