Exclusive: Windows 8 contains new product activation method

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#1

Exclusive: Windows 8 contains new product activation method.

[newsimage]http://static.rankone.nl/images_posts/2012/08/U1zi.jpg[/newsimage]Information on the new Windows 8 OEM activation that is covered by an Non Disclosure Agreement (DNA) has been leaked to the internet.


Read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/exclusive-windows-8-contains-new-product-activation-method-62879/](http://www.myce.com/news/exclusive-windows-8-contains-new-product-activation-method-62879/)


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#2

Ah yes… the joys of living in[B][I] The Perfect World[/I][/B].

That IS where we all live, yes? I love that “better user experience”…


#3

Is this only for new computers or do legacy computers already have the required serial number in them?


#4

I don’t see the point, Microsoft has already taken care of discouraging piracy in Windows 8 - Who [I]really[/I] wants to pirate a crippled OS that’s missing the start menu? :disagree:

Well, at least this feature will be something exciting for those up for a challenge in breaking the product activation. :wink:


#5

[QUOTE=HVD-Disc;2647293]I don’t see the point, Microsoft has already taken care of discouraging piracy in Windows 8 - Who [I]really[/I] wants to pirate a crippled OS that’s missing the start menu? :disagree: ;)[/QUOTE]

Lol


#6

I keep wondering if (er, when) MS will embed a forced upgrade and download new software and activations on us. “Sorry, you can no longer use good products with high productivity abilities that you’re familiar with - you’ve now been upgraded to Win8!”

Since Win7 installs a hundred extra unusable fonts, maybe MS will then activate some of those (Ishtar Sumarian Serif Inverted Italics Bold) as perma-screen fonts, too - so you can’t realize what’s happened until you’ve bought their new WinForIdiots series, then discovered you’ve just missed the rollback date option.

Well… realistically… this can’t possibly happen until Win9, right?


#7

Hopefully its not named windows 9. Or it’ll be mad.


#8

Mmmm, new activation modes.