I Have A Custom Built PC. I Have 1 x 1TB Hard Drive & 2TB Hard Drive Both Bought Externaly And Took Apart Into Internal, And Also A 120GB Solid State Drive And A 80GB Hard Drive, Before Microsoft Sussed My Cracked Windows 8 All Were Working With My OS Currently On My 120GB Solid State And The Rest Holding Infomation For My Personal Use, Now After Having To Return To Windows 7 Ultimate Also Cracked But Never Sussed Me Out As Its Updatable, The OS Has Been Installed On The 80GB Hard Drive As Its The Only Drive My PC Can Pick Up! Now When I Connect All SATA Power Leads Etc The Computer Boots Up To The "Windows Loading" Screen Then A 0.5 Second Flash Of The Blue Screen Comes On And It Reboots Same Process? By The Way This Is The Process When ALL Drives Are Connected But When I Boot Up With Only The 80GB It Works Hence How Im Sending This Help Message, Any Ideas?
When someone installs and uses commercial software without paying for the program, it is called "pirating" the software. This name comes from the traditional meaning of the word "pirate," which is a sea-faring criminal that steals and loots belongings from others. But far from the stereotypical sea pirate, a software pirate can be anyone who owns a computer. Software piracy is committed by simply downloading or copying a program that a user has not paid for.
Since computer programs are stored in a digital format, they are easy to copy and reproduce. For example, a game may be burned to a CD and transferred to the computer of an individual who has not paid for the program. Software programs can also be illegally downloaded from the Internet from unauthorized sources. Since pirating software does not require many resources, it has grown into a major problem for the computer industry.
While it may seem like an innocuous act, pirating software is the same as stealing. Software companies often invest thousands or even millions of dollars into creating the programs they sell. The income from selling these programs is what allows companies to produce the software and to continue improving the programs we use. Just because it is possible to copy a software program does not mean it is OK. Installing a commercial program from an illegal copy is the same thing as walking out of a store with the program and not paying for it.
While there are some programs that are free to use (such as shareware and freeware programs), it is important to pay for commercial software. You can avoid software piracy by only downloading software from authorized sources and making sure that you have valid software licenses for all the programs you use. Remember that paying for software programs supports the software industry, which is good for all of us!