Are product keys whitelist based? Meaning keys made with keygen are always rejected.

Discussion in 'Windows XP / Older OS' started by RJARRRPCGP, Feb 26, 2010.

  1. RJARRRPCGP

    RJARRRPCGP MDL Member

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    Are all product keys made with a keygen impossible to pass WGA now?

    Did Microsoft move to a whitelist-based system?
     
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  2. kukubau

    kukubau MDL Addicted

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    Your qestion: Are all product keys made with a keygen impossible to pass WGA now?

    Answer: YES. It always has been like this.

    I don't know about any whitelists.
     
  3. FreeStyler

    FreeStyler MDL Guru

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    Like kukubau said, YES
    The keygens which are out there for XP, all seem to activate XP just fine, none validate XP as genuine
     
  4. RJARRRPCGP

    RJARRRPCGP MDL Member

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    Looks like WGA is a whitelist-based system.
     
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  5. zaphod77

    zaphod77 MDL Novice

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    WGA is NOT whitelist based, stop with the FUD.

    The issue is your windows xp corp keygen only generates keys within a PID range not actually used by MS. the pirates did this so they wouldn't copy anyone else's legitmate VLK keys.

    Once MS figured out what happened, they changed the generation algorithm so those keys were all invalidated for online genuine checks.

    so NO key generated with the keygen will pass online validation ever.
     
  6. urie

    urie Moderator
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    @ zaphod77, do you expect reply from the member to a post 5 years old :confused: