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January 27, 2014 8:22:43 AM

When a non genuine copy of Windows is detected, does it really decrease the system's performance on purpose by Microsoft? If so... There is something that proves that?

Thanks for your attention.

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January 27, 2014 8:29:58 AM

I doubt it, AFAIK all it means is you can't get updates.
That might slow it down.

Why would you want a non genuine copy?

How would anyone have proof?
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January 27, 2014 8:31:12 AM

yes can slow down and when connected to net they can shut off eventually if you need os download ubuntu linex its free and looks nice
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January 27, 2014 8:36:57 AM

1. no automatic updates
2. slow processing
3. may loose some features which are added on update.
4. you cant upgrade installing a genuine iso copy which is untouched will be better. the modified iso files will have some bugs. slow processing and sometimes computer stuck or fail. due to this you may have to install again.
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January 27, 2014 8:39:53 AM

Im just curious if Microsoft really does that when a non genuine copy is detected because many people reported a suddenly decrease on their system's performance since this non genuine message appeared.
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January 27, 2014 8:52:11 AM

Obviously your going to put something in the Os to deter piracy.
Its like fitting an alarm system to a car to cripple it, if someone tries to steal it.
Disable the fuel pump ect.

Not a suprise is it.
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January 27, 2014 10:41:12 AM

Activation is a completely different process from windows installation. And this process is different in different versions of windows so you would have to see which windows you have here. I will explain for 3 majorly used windows.

First of all, all these 3 windows have a grace period or trial mode for 30 days. After that activation by purchasing a genuine key is necessary. For Windows XP, if the system isn't activated in 30 days then one won't be able to use windows after that. Only thing afaik is that one can make backups or activate it to gain complete former access.

For Vista, it gets a bit worse. After 30 days when the user doesn't activate it with a genuine key, vista enters in the RFM mode. Which is Reduced Functionality Mode. Wth is this? Well under RFM one can't play windows games & premium features like aero glass, bitlocker and ready boost etc are disabled. Another annoying thing is that after every hour it will log you out automatically which can be a bit frustrating, especially, when someone is doing some important work on it.

For Windows 7, it's not much of a hassle. Here you will only get annoying prompts that the copy you're using is not genuine or the software is counterfeited, if one tried to use a crack etc, which is illegal. One won't be able to update its windows any further which is essential since updates often provide several essential things which might improve performance or upgrade security or close any existing exploits which hackers always try to find and take advantage of.

Common example lets say an update of MS programs like Internet Explorer or MS Office etc. No free updates for a cool program like MSE (Microsoft Security Essentials), which is a capable free antivirus. Another thing is that you won't be able to set desktop backgrounds permanently to your preference and it will constantly set itself to black screen every hour and remind you on the bottom right that it's not genuine etc. Unlike Vista, here performance wise you won't lose anything, though, as stated previously you have a lot to lose if you can't have updates anymore.

Hope that amply answers your question. :) 
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January 27, 2014 11:28:21 AM

Kratos47 said:
Activation is a completely different process from windows installation. And this process is different in different versions of windows so you would have to see which windows you have here. I will explain for 3 majorly used windows.

First of all, all these 3 windows have a grace period or trial mode for 30 days. After that activation by purchasing a genuine key is necessary. For Windows XP, if the system isn't activated in 30 days then one won't be able to use windows after that. Only thing afaik is that one can make backups or activate it to gain complete former access.

For Vista, it gets a bit worse. After 30 days when the user doesn't activate it with a genuine key, vista enters in the RFM mode. Which is Reduced Functionality Mode. Wth is this? Well under RFM one can't play windows games & premium features like aero glass, bitlocker and ready boost etc are disabled. Another annoying thing is that after every hour it will log you out automatically which can be a bit frustrating, especially, when someone is doing some important work on it.

For Windows 7, it's not much of a hassle. Here you will only get annoying prompts that the copy you're using is not genuine or the software is counterfeited, if one tried to use a crack etc, which is illegal. One won't be able to update its windows any further which is essential since updates often provide several essential things which might improve performance or upgrade security or close any existing exploits which hackers always try to find and take advantage of.

Common example lets say an update of MS programs like Internet Explorer or MS Office etc. No free updates for a cool program like MSE (Microsoft Security Essentials), which is a capable free antivirus. Another thing is that you won't be able to set desktop backgrounds permanently to your preference and it will constantly set itself to black screen every hour and remind you on the bottom right that it's not genuine etc. Unlike Vista, here performance wise you won't lose anything, though, as stated previously you have a lot to lose if you can't have updates anymore.

Hope that amply answers your question. :) 


Yeah, I'm asking because for many times I saw lots of people complaining because of their system's performance was affected (super slow and freezing system) suddenly after a detection of a non genuine Windows copy. So I was wondering if Microsoft do that when a non genuine Windows copy is running to just "punish" the user. Or it's just a coincidence of a bad usage of Windows and/or by the lack of updates and the notifying messages/screens are enough to slow the system.
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January 27, 2014 11:46:35 AM

Most of those people are just plain wrong if they actually think that's the cause of it. As i said, with windows XP you can't use windows. With vista, as i explained user does indeed lose some features and on top Vista was crappy release in the first place so i wouldn't be surprised if the latter affected their windows experience more here. Here's some info about Vista and RFM:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Criticism_of_Windows_Vista...

With windows 7 there is no interruption in performance except any future update that might be related to performance. Obviously the prompt balloon messages in the taskbar and changing of background to black and stuff is done by a process running in background just like any other process but it's not a resource hog and doesn't slows down the computer.
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January 27, 2014 11:54:40 AM

this solves all

Why waste so much money on an os? I would get better hardware for that instead.
The only reason for Windows is gaming otherwise Linux is better and gets better the more you learn it

You can get a free genuine legal win 8.1 enterprise copy here http://technet.microsoft.com/en-gb/evalcenter/hh699156....

iYou can extend the 90 day trial with slmgr /rearm in cmd prompt 3 times (run as admin) this means extra 270 days. There is a registry hack that adds you extra slmgr /rearm uses. It is free legal :D  cuz it came with the os
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