HP, Samsung team up to fight Windows piracy in China

HP, Samsung team up to fight Windows piracy in China
HP and Samsung have teamed up to fight Windows OS piracy in China.

The companies will now ensure that all PCs sold in the nation are pre-installed with licensed versions of Windows and Microsoft Office.



Microsoft announced the new agreements as part of an anti-piracy campaign event in the Chinese city of Nanjing. The campaign, dubbed "Keep it Real," is meant to educate the Chinese public "on security risks of using unlicensed Windows software."

Additionally, Microsoft has been warning dozens of Chinese resellers to stop selling pirated versions of Windows in the nation.

The move is similar to the deal Microsoft struck with Lenovo, one of the world's biggest PC makers, two months ago.

China is widely regarded as a country with high rates of Windows piracy, where users are more open to exploits due to outdated versions of the operating system.

Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 19 Jun 2013 23:25
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  • 13 comments
  • Jemborg

    I thought all new PCs came installed with it anyway?

    Don't think (according to the above logo) that Win8 is that piratable yet ...correct me if I'm wrong.

    Its a lot easier being righteous than right.


    20.6.2013 05:45 #1

  • attar

    What poor, deluded saps are pirating Windows 8, for Gods sake.

    20.6.2013 06:13 #2

  • ddp

    poor, deluded saps!!!

    20.6.2013 11:21 #3

  • omegaman7

    Originally posted by ddp: poor, deluded saps!!! Originally posted by attar: What poor, deluded saps are pirating Windows 8, for Gods sake. You guys are too much :p

    I've really gotta check out this OS! But then, why would I? When windows 7 is nearly perfect :S



    Star Trek High Definition is only possible while theyre receiving return for their efforts. Pirate Star Trek, and their efforts will have no choice but to cease :(

    20.6.2013 11:58 #4

  • ddp

    there is only 1 of me so can't be to much!!!

    20.6.2013 12:00 #5

  • Jemborg

    I installed Win8 on something the other day but as far as I could see you need the key code to enter during the install.

    Been fooling with it a bit. I don't hate it but it needs a lot of taming. It can be confusing at first but you get used to it. Everything is still there. Key shortcuts are a must. It might be a bit of a pain to use with a laptop touchpad in the startscreen. There's a pretty blatant attempt by MS to sell you a whole lot of crap al la Apple. But, like smartphones, you can ditch a lot of those apps. I understand that if you use a small suite of dirt cheap progs you gain an enormous amount of control over it. It starts incredibly fast with an SSD. I expect sites like Lifehacker to offer advice concerning privacy in regards to the OS in the future.

    I can't see businesses liking it very or wanting to use/change to it though.

    Its a lot easier being righteous than right.


    20.6.2013 13:39 #6

  • omegaman7

    I heard about SSD's booting really fast on Windows 8. Since I have one, I'm very interested in trying it. Perhaps this weekend.



    Star Trek High Definition is only possible while theyre receiving return for their efforts. Pirate Star Trek, and their efforts will have no choice but to cease :(

    20.6.2013 13:41 #7

  • Jemborg

    Originally posted by omegaman7: I heard about SSD's booting really fast on Windows 8. Since I have one, I'm very interested in trying it. Perhaps this weekend. Cold start is faster than Restart.

    Startup applications are prioritised more now and I found a section where you get major control over that and which has more impact. I managed to stop a couple of erroneous utility progs from running at startup. Although I'm still not sure where the startup folder is... if there is one.

    It was strangely disconcerting to not have to set up AV.

    Its a lot easier being righteous than right.


    20.6.2013 14:00 #8

  • plazma247

    Wooo more windows tax.... what about those of us that want to rock our own os, why do we have to pay the windows tax...!

    20.6.2013 16:48 #9

  • PraisesToAllah

    My company will not upgrade to Win8. We are so happy with Win7.

    And about the article, pirating windows? Gah. If you bought the hardware, just buy the damn OS too!

    20.6.2013 18:49 #10

  • ivymike

    Originally posted by attar: What poor, deluded saps are pirating Windows 8, for Gods sake. You'd be surprised. Over 1000 seeds for W8 on TPB.

    20.6.2013 19:15 #11

  • attar

    Quote:You'd be surprised. Over 1000 seeds for W8 on TPB. I guess the pod people hatch is underway - it's the only reasonable explanation.

    20.6.2013 19:38 #12

  • Jemborg

    Originally posted by ivymike: Originally posted by attar: What poor, deluded saps are pirating Windows 8, for Gods sake. You'd be surprised. Over 1000 seeds for W8 on TPB. Well, I guess I'm wrong about piratablity then.

    Its a lot easier being righteous than right.


    20.6.2013 23:27 #13

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