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Microsoft Requires Oral Activation of Windows

Posted by geeknews at 7:04 AM on February 28, 2005

Starting today, many users of new, unregistered copies of Microsoft Windows will have to make a phone call in order to activate the software’s license. In a move to curb piracy of its flagship operating system, Microsoft has disabled the Internet activation alternative, now requiring these users to orally confirm their use of the product.

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