THINK BEFORE YOU USE PIRATED VERSION OF MICROSOFT’S PRODUCTS
Microsoft has built a feature into Office 2007: Reduced Functionality Mode.
Reduced Functionality mode is triggered whenever Office 2k7 fails activation. This can happen when the program is initially run after installation, or if it fails a subsequent check following an Office update. Once the switch is thrown, Office continues to run, but with the following restrictions:
- You cannot create new documents.
- You can view existing documents. However, you cannot edit them.
- You can print documents. However, you cannot save them.
Microsoft is not just limiting Reduced Functionality Mode to its Office programs, however. The company is also planning to introduce reduced functionality limitations to Windows Vista, which also must be activated after installing. Copies of Vista that fail the activation process will have the Aero visual effects disabled and any “Premium” or “Ultimate” features deactivated.