Microsoft removes "Reduced Functionality Mode" in Windows Vista SP1

Keeping within the lines of its policy that Windows pirates are Microsoft customers, Microsoft prepares a set of changes to its current anti-piracy tactics. In this context, the Redmond company informed that it would scrap its Windows Vista killer, from the operating systems anti-piracy architecture. Reduced Functionality Mode has been introduced as a critical peon […]

Keeping within the lines of its policy that Windows pirates are Microsoft customers, Microsoft prepares a set of changes to its current anti-piracy tactics. In this context, the Redmond company informed that it would scrap its Windows Vista killer, from the operating systems anti-piracy architecture. Reduced Functionality Mode has been introduced as a critical peon in the strategy against pirated versions of Vista, but it will not survive the first service pack for the operating system. With the release of Vista SP1, Microsoft will kill its kill switch in Vista.

"Although our overall strategy remains the same, with SP1 we