I asked this Q at SO and it's being upvoted and downvoted. It's about validating if the Windows version is genuine or not, which I want to do to prevent people from using my software on pirated Windows version. And with good reasons, since people who pirate Windows are likely to pirate my own products.
Now, I can understand that people disagree with me, but I don't understand why they downvote this Q simply because I want to use this check in my code. No one is forcing them to use Windows, nor will anyone force them to use my software. Several answers are nothing more than noise, basically telling me to bugger off and ignoring the fact that all I want is to stop piracy.
But for some reason, several members think it's better to use pirated software instead of using an alternative, free product. This is bad in my opinion since pirated software tends to include some unwanted extra's like spyware and botnet-plugs. It also harms the market for Free products since people will just continue to use the pirated products instead of supporting the free alternatives.
Anyway, I understand that people disagree with me asking this question and thus hinting others about how to do the same. I can understand that some members really hate the Windows Genuine Validation. But would this be a reason to just downvote a question, hoping it disappears?