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Pirated copies of Vista will have Aero Glass disabled

April 13th, 2006 by André Nogueira

It seems Microsoft will be taking measures to ensure that pirated copies of Vista will not have Aero Glass enabled.

“Those who are not running genuine Windows will not be able to take advantage of the Windows Aero user experience,” a Microsoft representative told CNET News.com on Wednesday.

But having a legal copy of Windows Vista won’t be enough – you’ll need at least Home Premium, Business, Enterprise or Ultimate and a computer which can run it. Your computer will need

  1. A Vista-specific (WDDM) graphics driver  
  2. A minimum of 1,800MB per second of graphics memory bandwidth
  3. Enough graphics memory (amount needed varies based on monitor size)

These requirements aren’t yet understandable by the common user, but Microsoft says they’re working on an understandable list of these requirements 🙂

 Read it at CNet

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