How many have taken the time to read fully what MS is doing in removing the kill switch for Vista ? \n\nIt works like this, everytime you boot and at least once an hour you get a message reminding you it's not a genuine copy and a link to allow you to easily get a proper key for it...........here's the reward if you do click through and buy a key it will be at half the price of the retail upgrade version at 9 dollars............I believe they are sending out exactly the wrong message to people here, if you bought a retail copy legally and value the software enough to buy it you have paid double the amount that someone who is willing to steal it and later when caught, their punishment for which is a half price version .\n\nSo peeps like us who value their work and are willing to pay what was never a really good price and have supported their system from it's outset don't get so much as a thank you, our money is gonna be used to let acknowledged thieves the opportunity to get what we have at half the price. I wonder what we are supposed to advise people who are just thinking of buying Vista from their local retailer.......I can barely bringmyself to type it, but I sure know what I would do.\n\nOption 1. Buy a genuine copy from a retailer at lets call it world wide currency (whatever) unit of 200 whatever\n\nOption 2. Obtain pirated copy, fail to activate, get caught, make it genuine by paying just 100 whatever\n\n[b]Now tell me crime doesn't pay[/b] and will Microsoft expect anyone to buy their next OS from retail ?