I found this kinda funny. They are going to try and prevent pirates from having access to the latest service pack. Any how are they doing this, well that's easy...

Microsoft has worked out the 20 most pirated product IDs and SP2 will not install and run on any copy of XP bearing one of those numbers.
This will certainly have some effect on a large number of people, but if they are putting CD's out there, why is it that they think pirates won't get the latest of the service packs through some other method?

Original article can be found here.

Any how, thought you all might enjoy.
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