What Is Windows XP Professional Black Edition?
Perhaps you've read or heard someone mention an XP Black Edition but you've never seen it in stores--there's a good reason: XP Black isn't an official Microsoft release, it's pirated edition of official Windows XP
. Because of this, you are not likely to find one regular Black Edition, nor are you guaranteed it will be free of malware. Origin A few years later Microsoft released its XP operating system, pirated "Black Editions"
started popping up on BitTorrent websites and other online forums. The nickname is derived from its dark or very dark background theme and the fact that it's an illegal version of XP, typically XP Professional. Characteristics There is no standard version of Windows XP Black.
Not only is that the OS pirated, but is the software that is crammed with it. XP Black comes packed with apps that will cost you tens of thousands of dollars if you purchased them correctly. Based on who sets the package together, you can get numerous versions of plugins, CD/DVD burning software, business applications--even safety programs, which is ironic since it's almost impossible to discover a Black Edition without any malware.
WGA supports the Windows permit online. If you have a pirated version of XP, also WGA is loaded in your pc, you will receive persistent messages suggesting as much, and what you have to do to get a real copy. A number of the earlier versions of XP Black have since been caught by WGA, as Microsoft improved its safety technologies. Pirates have also accommodated--later versions of XP Black do not, or may never, get these messages. Malware The most significant risk using XP Black is that--unless
you create a version yourself--you are never going to understand everything that accompanies it. Dozens of iterations, with all sorts of themes and programs, are drifting around the Internet. Every variant will alert safety program. This might be because your AV software detects a false positive by noticing a key generator to the pirated software bundled with XP Black. There is a chance. However, the keygen has a Trojan. Or maybe you will find multiple Trojans or viruses are hidden in an app you'll never see until it's too late, if at all. No matter which copy of XP Black you stumble upon, downloading it is a security hazard. Legit Black If you're clamoring to get a legit black background theme for XP,
attempt Royale Noir. It was created by Microsoft and released when the company's New Zealand site uploaded it in 2005.