Windows XP Service Pack 2 available to pirates

@ 2004/05/10
A Microsoft product manager has said that the company has not made any effort to prevent Windows XP Service Pack 2 from installing on computers without properly licensed copies of Windows XP. SP1 was released with anti-piracy measures aimed at rendering pirated copies of XP inoperable. Barry Goffe, the product manager who spoke with ComputerTimes, explained the decision.

Comment from Sidney @ 2004/05/10
Interesting decision, not an easy one, nevertheless.