New version of Windows XP Service Pack 1 completed
Microsoft's beta testers today got access to download a new 'build' of Service Pack 1 for Windows XP. The version bears the number 1079 and apparently contains the first approaches of the mechanism that is supposed to put a stop to illegal Windows XP versions.
According to Neowin.net, the update checks the product key during installation. However, it could not be determined whether the system would be blocked in the event of a stolen key, as a legal version was used.