Microsoft know that they have been losing a bucket load of money
through pirate copies of Windows XP, but the software giant has
launched a new set of antipiracy tools which will help to combat this
There are so many people running bogus copies of Windows XP Professional, and Microsoft has made changes to the WGA Notifications software. This will now bring XP Pro in line with Windows Vista Service Pack 1.
Those with suspected counterfeit copies of Windows XP Pro will now
have a black desktop at start-up; this will also revert to black after
just one hour. There will also be a permanent notice, which will urge
the user to purchase a legitimate copy.