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Thu Nov 15 09:34:07 CST 2007

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The only information required to activate is a 55-digit Product Install ID.=
Product Install ID is a combination of the product key and a hardware ID
generated from a specific computer's hardware configuration. Product activa=
uses a hash algorithm to generate the hardware identifier and does not scan=
computer=E2=80=99s hard drive or detect any personal information.
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Your hash would be another unique id based off user's harddisk serial data.
Technically this is some kind of cheat too because it does not match the re=
harddisk controller config data - although it's related/derived somehow.

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