47 ATM with Pirated Windows

ATM with Pirated Windows

Posted on June 8, 2007 by

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In Russian you can sometimes meet pirated copy of Windows even on ATM. It warns that this copy of Windows need activation and the work of ATM gets interrupted.

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47 responses to “ATM with Pirated Windows”

  1. Kylex says:

    Ha-ha. That ATM belongs to 2nd Russian hugest bank – VTB (Vneshtorgbank). Maybe you heard it had placed shares on LSE and RTS not long ago within the IPO. It’s interesting how investors and stock bosses would react on this.

    • Londres says:

      Lol (omg!) In Russia, windows activates you! If seriously, you could easily spot same messages on any advert screen in the London underground… or an error message instead. Anyways, it doesn’t mean it’s pirated

  2. Steelbud says:

    why is it pirated? it just needs activation, it is a standard procedure

  3. Boris Abramov says:

    Were is Texas1 these days? It funny how I’m actually starting to miss him.

    Come back Texas1, I love you really 🙂

    • Bullwinkle says:

      Texas1, known mostly as George W. Bush, is at the G8 summit;

    • John from Kansas says:

      He blew a 50 amp fuse trying to keep all of his “stage personalities” straight.

      • Boris Abramov says:

        Yes, how many aliases does he have now? I’ve lost count. There is AdolhPutin, Bullwinckle, [email protected], finnish nazi online, moscowmadman etc, etc…

        Texas1, why don’t you just use one screen name – Texas1? Anyway, your texas1 side is much nicer than your Bullwinckle, [email protected] and all other sides, which are offencive racist and provocative?

        • John from Kansas says:

          Hmm…well he is preferable to the College Republicans and Wiki-Weenies that somehow appear when a flame war against Russia errupts.

  4. Steelbud says:

    I guess he’s now at G8 summit drinking and fighting among those hippies

    • Boris Abramov says:

      Lol! yes, he is on the rampage stabbing everyone with his American flag sining The Star-Spangled Banner.

  5. Ivan Minic says:

    Reminds me of home 😀

  6. Lasse says:


  7. Charlie says:

    What people have to understand is that in Russia, they have professionals. But professional means something different. It means you get the job done, and sometimes that means doing it wrong but getting it done anyways.

  8. If it was pirated there won’t be any message like this 🙂

  9. mza says:

    Why someone would think that windows is pirate? It just needs activation :/

  10. Boris says:

    They should have used Linux or at least an activation crack for winXP.

  11. Pacific NW says:

    Who would even think to install windows on a mission critical piece of hardware such as an ATM?

  12. Papa says:

    They should have been using Linux.

  13. GFree says:

    Does ATM software for Linux even exist? I though most ATM were running OS/2. Maybe I’m out of date. 🙂

  14. Tonnerre says:

    Well, here in Switzerland, we have a lot of Linux based ATMs, so yes, I guess they do exist.

    (You can see that when they reboot.)

    • filzstift says:

      I guess no… A Raiffeisenbank ATM was known to used NT4, Postfinance ATM (of Siemens Nixdorf) uses Windows 2000 and I myself saw at an Kantonalbank ATM booting into Windows 98…

      I saw Linux only at the touch-sensitives ticket automats of the SBB (> kernel panic).

  15. Michael says:

    As I service many of atms in sydney australia, the o/s used are the following

    Windows XP
    Windows Vista

    Made By Dieblod, NCR, Triton, Hyosung

  16. Doug says:

    Some one must find some place else to use their stolen credit or debit cards.

  17. davidwr says:

    Why is it in English? Um, shouldn’t they be using the Russian version?

  18. Vasiliy Abramov says:

    I think this joke has nothing to do with Russia at all because windows was developed in US, so Americans, laugh at yourselves 🙂

  19. Alexi says:

    I set up ATMs for a living. This happens often. It’s not piracy at all. The Windows is licensed to be used on the ATM but needs to be activated within 30 days. A simple phone call. It’s not piracy.

  20. alex says:

    haha! awesome.

  21. Henry says:

    Now I know ATM’s use Windows, I think I may keep my cash under my mattress.

  22. Texas1 says:

    im still here

  23. Salocin.TEN says:

    Looks very similar to the ATM I used a few times near the subway station I alight.

    I am really scared now.

    I hope they have good SSL and those security things.

  24. jose says:

    ah that sort of ATM.

    Cisco has my brain nowadays 🙁

  25. brbrbr says:

    activated EVERY 30 days ?
    not exist such a 2k/XP version.
    and reactivate every 30 days[imagine number of ATM’s and related costs]-to expensive even for biggiest banks.
    so i gues its really counterfait.

  26. jmndos says:

    Its not pirated, its just not activated….haven’t they heard of norton ghost in russia?….n00bs….

    Also, an ATM should use linux…..

  27. NimBrank says:

    Very interesting to read it, thanks!

  28. Dylan White says:

    Windows Vista is good but it can hog your CPU and Memory.;.`

  29. I’m glad to have visited your blog and good to know you! I find it interesting and informative.use Linux or at least an activation crack for winXP.

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