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Ok so your here because your searching for a crack, or “hack”, or activation bypass because A. You have a bunk pirated copy of Microsoft office 2010 B. Your trial version has expired and you can no longer modify your documents C. Your a starving student and you don’t want to waste your dough on a legit copy because you reallly want to take out that hot chick in that one class your obviously not paying attention in. Whatever your reason… I have your solution.

I’m keeping this short and simple, but as always if you don’t know how to do it or don’t know what your doing, then just drop a comment and I’ll walk your through it.

Go HERE and download this torrent with your favorite torrent client of choice (mine is utorrent).  Once you’ve spent the whole 1 minute it should take to download that tiny file, open it up, run the INSTALLER, you know…the button that says “install”, ONLY then do you run the “re-authorize” or however he/she describes it. You’ll know what I mean once you click the link already.

The download like many cracks causes a false positive with some anti-virus clients, so don’t flip your wig and report some rookie ass crap like, “wraaaaa my Noobish Norton says it’s a trojan“.  It works well, I tested it, my first run through I didn’t apply it correctly, so it didn’t reset the already expired version of Microsoft Office 2011 Professional, on my second time around I installed it, then applied the reset and it worked flawlessly. You can use this as an indefinite workaround, however you have to reset every 180 days. But after 180 days, you should have already taken that hot chick out and should have the dough to cough up on a legit license.

 

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So I’ve already started receiving concerned pirates out there about whether or not to download and install the latest SP1 for Win7 which if I am correct, dropped on the 22n….errr today. I’m going to jump the gun before even I install it on my singular PC system, and say that I would believe it to be quiet safe. Microsoft has learned in the last few years that even upsetting users of Windows who didn’t pay for a copy, isn’t a good idea.

Sure there may always be a small intrusive little star that pops up and reminds you that your copy is in fact not genuine, but there are always people like me out there that create ways for you to remove them. 🙂

Sometime this weekend amidst the madness of editing more video, converting PSD’s to XHTML, and testing a new eCommerce site I built for a friend, I will set aside my 5 hour energy drink and install SP1 and report back on my findings. I really hope that there were fixes to dropping connections when connecting to windows via SMB, and I’m crossing my fingers, though unlikely for a lost cause, and am hoping that there is major fixes to Optical Audio device handling, because right now it’s shitty at best.

For those of you that have installed SP1 for Win 7, if your having problems let everyone else know. Since I linked my facebook to my blog I noticed a lot of you post comments there instead of here, so lets try to keep the comments on the blog 🙂

UPDATE: Installing SP1 went very well, not hiccups or issues, and no problems with annoying “Not genuine” popups for a “non-official” version of Windows 7 on a test system. Depending on how you obtained your copy of Win7 and how you cracked it, your results may vary. I know that Daz’s and Hazar loaders do a pretty damn good job at retaining the copy of Windows as “legit” so if that’s how you cracked it, you should be fine. There are several versions floating around the torrent sites that come pre-cracked and I can’t confirm or deny that those will have the same results, but I think we would all like to hear if anyone is having problems (or if your not).

Cheers,

David

 

UPDATE: A full two days later and I was greeted by the “This copy of Windows is not Genuine” on the bottom right hand side of my screens. If your a Win7 ULTIMATE user, then simply download THIS , double click and run, the program will auto reboot you, and you should be good to go. For Win7 users that are NOT running Ultimate, Try downloading older Hazar or Daz loaders and re-applying the crack. As always if your having problems drop me a comment and I’ll walk you through it.

GreenpoisOn has released a update for jailbreaking up to 4.2.1 . The latest release can also jailbreak your appleTV if you wish to do so. Just click the link and follow the included instructions. I’d say this is as safe as it comes… but then again, there is always that one person who just can’t seem to get it working right. Download it HERE , just select your OS.

 

Well it didn’t take to long for the guys over at Tonymacx86 to get Snow Leopard running on a Sandybridge CPU, however because it’s not supported yet, the OS hasn’t been optimized for the CPU, making performance actually a little slower. Give it time though and the Sandybridge architecture will definitely see a major performance triumph over the current i7-i3. I am currently still playing around with Snow leopard and a SandyBridge CPU, but I do not use Tonymacx86’s supported method to install the OS.

Good news fellow followers, since I’ve finally taken the time to really dive into the build process, the development and implementation of the kexts and compatibility issues with my own Hackintosh, I’ve realized a lot of you might be lost in this whole process.  It can seem overwhelming at first even for a veteran techie like myself I found myself having to google certain solutions in the beginning. All in all I found that 99% of the time I looked for support, the support was to say the least…shitty. Either I never received a response, or the response was extremely vague.

In the tech world the largest problem when doing any type of support is that there are so many different equipment manufacturers and different versions of firmware or BIOS and hardware models it makes it difficult to test each variable.

I recommend that you first always pre-check and RE-check the compatibility here: http://wiki.osx86project.org/wiki/index.php/Main_Page This wiki proved to be the most useful resource, raw knowledge and common sense turned out to be the second best resource lol.

Kexts are Mac’s version of Windows drivers, so just think of it that way to simplify terminology. When you hear or read someone saying, “just replace the voodoo_kext blah blah with the gnome kext”, all there saying is replace the voodoo drivers with the gnome drivers, see not so hard right?

Now I set myself up with the most vanilla of setups in the beginning, and once I felt comfortable that I could duplicate the method, then I started to mess with variables, like different graphic cards, dual and triple OS boots, and custom kexts (drivers) for better GPU performance. In the end, I ended up running an overclocked 3ghz quad core @ 3.6ghz, and 16gb @ 1600mhz, with dual Nvidia GPU’s. This “Mac Pro” desktop setup would literally have cost me over 9k, and I put this together for around  $2,200, including the magic mouse and trackpad. I currently run 10.6.4 and will most likely have to tweak or delete some of the kexts with the next update which is a major one coming up, however this computer simply ROCKS.

If you find yourself needing help or want to have someone help guide you, drop me a comment and I’ll be sure to reach out to ya and help you out.

Cheers!

 

-David aka Exempt

If your here then your very familiar with Microsoft’s tactic with their “new” WAT (Windows Activation Technologies). In reality it isn’t new at all, it’s basically a rendition (maybe in name alone) of Microsoft’s Genuine Advantage.

So I could bore you all with tech talk behind the changes made to the protection technologies incorporated into MS7, but why drag you through the mundane shit, it’s not what you want me to chat about. Your here because you recently did an update to your legitimate or illegitimate Windows 7 installation and now you have an annoying popup (or an overlay on the bottom right hand side of your screen) that tells you that” This windows copy is not Genuine”.

Now when that appear your probably thinking one of two things:

1. “Dude, I paid for my copy, I bought this from Best Buy and w-t-f, now I have to call MS and wait on hold for this to check out correctly? or worse “I just upgraded some parts in my puter and now it’s not legit?”

Orrrr

2. “Im a mutha fckin pirate, slap a patch on my eye, and give me my digital booty, arggg!”

Which ever one you are, you both have the same problem, and here’s how to fix it.

The update that caused all this calamity was a slipped in update a few months back, though you may have just updated recently to evoke this. The update was :

Update KB971033

(loud booing emanates from the masses)

Don’t begin to think this was an end all solution, it seems that how fast they rolled this out, this is only a small speedbump in the span of attempting to keep Win7 non pirated.

So here’s the solution, you need to download a WAT removal tool, and what do you know, I just happen to have a link to that right here:

CLICKY THIS LINKY FOR THE GOOD STUFF

MIRROR 2 (If first link doesn’t work)

Torrent Download

Now I can’t take credit, this is a Hazar release, and let me tell you, if your not familiar with the cracker scene, this guy is considered a god.

I’ve messed with several WAT Removal apps out there, but this one seems to do the trick well.

I will as always offer any advice as needed, just post comments below 🙂 I’m at WDC2010 right now watching the new iphone 4 being announced, so I have to go, I may not have covered all so sorry if it sounds like I’m in a rush, cause I am!!

Cheers!

Exempt

As we move further from the press release of the iPad, and move further into getting the actual details, and some of us get hands on with the iPad, we all begin to see where Apple is going with the iPad. Today I’ll talk about the CPU specifically, the mystical A4. Not to far back, I called the A4, “a glorified SPARC processor”, and some of the younger, or less techie readers probably wondered what I was talking about. SPARC processors by Sun Microsystems was first introduced to the public in 1987, and are actually still manufactured today, albeit with some upgrades.  ”

The original SPARC processor contained as many as 128 gpr’s (general purpose registers), you can think of this as a prehistoric version of floating point calculations. At any point, only 32 of them are immediately visible to software – 8 are global registers (one of which, gO, is hard-wired to zero, so only 7 of them are usable as registers) and the other 24 are from the stack of registers. These 24 registers formed what is called a register window, and at function call/return, que a command, it returns a response,  this window is moved up and down the register stack. Each window has 8 local registers and shares 8 registers with each of the adjacent windows. The shared registers are used for passing function parameters and returning values, and the local registers are used for retaining local values across function calls.

Ok I get it, your most likely not tracking, and you may be wondering what the outdated architecture of the SPARC has to do with the iPad and it’s A4. Just wait my young paddawans, I’m getting there.

The iPad is said to run up to 10 hours of battery life. This is achieved by have the CPU only run processes that are absolutely needed, like an iPhone on airplane mode. The A4 accomplishes this by using (well not using but by being) SoC technology. System-on-a-chip (SoC) technology is the packaging of all the necessary electronic circuits and parts for a “system” (such as the not included iPad camera or the included USB ) on a single integrated circuit ( IC ). For example, a system-on-a-chip for the iPad  includes an audio receiver (to record sound), an analog-to-digital converter ( ADC ) (to process the audio signals), necessary memory , and the  input controller (touchscreen keyboard) control for a user – all on a single microchip. How this begins to make sense, is that when all circuits are on a single chip, only a single chip requires power, and then it filters the power to the departments that need it only when needed.

As John Stokes wrote this last Sunday, “the chip really isn’t anything more than an ARM Cortex A8 that has been stripped of much of its I/O functionality. The ARM Cortex A8, running at 600 MHz, is the SoC that powers the iPhone 3Gs The [“new”] A4 is a 1GHz custom SoC with a single Cortex A8 core and a PowerVR SGX GPU (Graphics processing unit). Common Cortex A8-based SoCs often have more onboard functions than are really required by mobile phones so that manufacturers don’t need to design a special chip. The usual Cortex A8-based SoC has infrared, RS232 serial, USB, keypad controller, and camera blocks to handle multiple input and output devices. The iPad, of course, will only need one USB port and one serial UART, both wired to the 30-pin connector at the bottom of the device.”

To sum that up, you have an iPhone 3Gs processor, with an added graphics processor which was needed in order to run the higher resolution and play movies at a higher resolution, however keep in mind, this was only meeting standards, NOT exceeding them as Apple has a reputation for.

Ok, so the A4 is not a glorified SPARC processor from 1987, it’s more like an ULTRASPARC III Cu from 2000 combined with an awesome mobile OS from Apple. The facts at the end of the day is that the OS is making more advancements and improvements that the hardware behind it. I think that within 6-8 months of the actual release of the iPad we will see a faster more equipped iPad, possibly the iPad Pro?