So here I am spending my Sunday at home with the kids gone to my sister in laws and I figure it is the perfect time to get some gaming in. I remember reading about a new game that just went into beta called 9dragons. I signup for the game and download the client, install without a hitch.
I am playing the game when all of a sudden I get popped out of my game back to desktop with a message that my copy of Vista isn’t Genuine. Now I have the reciept, the box it came in, and the hole in my bank account to prove that I do indeed have a legal copy. It turns out that if you install a program your copies of Windows Vista will unactivate itself. I am livid, where does Microsoft get off telling me what I can put on my personal PC? I have been a Wintel network administrator going on 11 years now, and this just seems so over the top.
I tried to revalidate my copy of Vista only to be told that it was still not genuine. When I uninstalled the game and tried guess what it worked. I think this is outrageous. I can understand that they might not offer support, but to shut off your OS is just ridiculous. If you are thinking of going to Vista and you do beta test for software, you might want to think twice. Vista is supposed to be the next level of gaming, but I guess that is only if it comes from a Microsoft studio.