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catachresis wrote

If Windows wasn't so easy to acquire more people would end up with Macs or using Linux. Microsoft would rather have you in their market share even if they didn't get your money. I'd imagine individual Windows licenses make up such a small percentage of their revenue (compared to OEM's and businesses) it isn't worth it for them to make it harder for pirates.

Probably similar reasons to why Adobe is/was easy to pirate as well.

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Blasphemian OP wrote

Yeah Adobe Acrobat Pro DC is still easy to activate without a crack (DL the .exe from Adobe's site, x-force keygen, disable the Adobe GC service and add the activation domains to the hosts file) and iv had mine activated for 3.5 months now and can update it and all

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