Almost three months before it's due to be launched, Windows 7 has already been hacked.

ComputerWorld reports that pirates have cracked the new operating system's product activation key.
It seems that the product key, which has been posted on the Web, comes from a master disk issued to OEM partner Lenovo.
Apparently it can be used to activate downloaded copies of the new operating system, which was released to manufacturing just last week.
Web site Neowin writes that the product key, part of a Lenovo disk image, was leaked to a Chinese web site and spread around the web from there.