It is said that Windows 7 (or Windows operating system as a whole) is “overpriced”. It is often used as to show the “reason” to use cracked Copy of Windows 7. Let us discuss about this whole matter as well as the risk associated with using a cracked copy.
Firstly, it is never morally good to use an item without the permission of the owner, which is not yours. in other words, it is a theft. Have you ever theft anything from anywhere? No. Then why you want to show your “braveness” by using a pirated copy?
Secondly, the only near rival operating system to Microsoft Windows 7 is Snow Leopard. You may know, the cost of Snow Leopard is far less than even Windows 7 Home Premium. But, if you calculate the total cost of the computer, you can easily understand Apple makes money mainly from the hardware. Microsoft Windows can be installed in very cheap hardware configuration to get a basic usable computer. But, Snow Leopard can not be installed (legally) in your own chosen budget hardware. Microsoft have to make money from selling softwares.
One may say, Linux is free! Yes and No. Firstly, Linux is not user friendly like Microsoft Windows or Snow Leopard. Secondly, most of the advanced Linux distros are paid. The cost of license is near Windows 7 Home Premium.
Thirdly, Windows update is the major tool to get your PC running smoothly and safely. Microsoft will patch the crack at any time and without notice. The only way around this is to switch off Windows Update. That is a compromised PC. Also, you will not get the important free tools like Microsoft Security Essentials.
Fourthly, it is quite unknown feature to many genuine Windows 7 owners: there are some extra benefits are given (varies country to country and time to time) as “Microsoft Genuine Advantage”. To avail it; click start menu > Right click on Computer > click properties .The System property windows will open; scroll down and click “Learn more online…” link below the Genuine Advantage logo.
You will see a link “Genuine Windows offers” ; click it. A new page will open, scroll down, you will see a link for local offers. For my country these are:
Encyclopedia Britannica Deluxe and Children’s Edition – Get 92% discount on Britannica Pack Comprising:
- Encyclopedia Britannica Deluxe Edition DVD ROM
- Children™s Edition CD ROM
- 6 months online subscription
- Total package is worth 3390/- offered at a special price of Rs. 259/-.
Free Indian Languages Software
- 180 day full features lookeys license free of cost
- Renew the License ( valid for life ) at a discount of 10% on MRP ( Current MRP Rs. 999/- )
Microsoft Academy – Get Trained to be a Super Kid
At the Microsoft Academy learn how to use your PC and your super power- Microsoft Office 2007 like a Super Kid. After you complete your training you will get a Super Kids certificate.
These video tutorials are provided specifically for genuine Windows customers and require Windows validation in order to download. The videos are free and do not come with product support.
Finally, almost all cracked copies contain many viruses and malwares within them.
Will you use a cracked Windows 7?