Unique ID is built into WinXP final build

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Microsoft they love to spy and put hidden stuff in there operating systems to monitor as they didt on there beta testers.

Microsoft has quietly slipped a Universally Unique ID (UUID) into the…

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So this is also just a rc2?! Just to get their leaks? Or is it the final thing?

yo this no bullshit its the real shit go to this link and c what microsoft sends to mirc servers http://www.pconline.com/~meany/busted.html

Thats a hoax page. I thought it was real about the busted.html. but if you notice its a bad paste job and there are punctuation erroes :4

Unique ID eh? Are they begging for a lawsuit?

The hoax page is much a hoax as the orginating IPs for the messages are from American based roadrunner/@home cable networks. :slight_smile: I’m sure this UUID can just be stripped out or the ISO contents repackaged to get rid of it, but even then I’m not too thrilled about XP from what I’ve seen it’s just seems like another money maker shovelware from MS, I’ll stick to win2k until forced to upgrade.

i can’t beleive it’s not winxp <a href=“http://axha1100.8m.com/desktop1.jpg” target="_new">check my desktop</a>

Still the most stable version of windows :

everyone can send u these messenges over the net, they only have to know u’re ip address (and the messenger service should be running) little variation on the net send at least, thats was it looks like:4

So… Why is there a “unique” id in the RTM version of the CD? Isn’t the RTM version the one that is sent to be mass-copied?