Install 9Dragons on Windows Vista, run into WGA problems

February 26th, 2007

Ed Bott shows us how by installing 9Dragons (which is protected by nProtect's GameGuard anti-cheating software - the cause of the problem) on a Windows Vista installation he runs into WGA problems instantly.

When I installed a beta version of Acclaim's 9Dragons role-playing game (protected, apparently, by nProtect's GameGuard anti-cheating software), Vista dropped a bomb on me. A time bomb, that is. The software convinced the Windows Software Licensing service that the operating system was being tampered with, deactivating the system and starting a 72-hour countdown to "reduced functionality mode." This image gallery documents the process.

More proof that WGA is a flawed protection mechanism.

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