[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/) Please note that the reactions from the complete site will be synched below.
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”…
Is this only for new computers or do legacy computers already have the required serial number in them?
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?
Well, at least this feature will be something exciting for those up for a challenge in breaking the product activation.
[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? ;)[/QUOTE]
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?
Hopefully its not named windows 9. Or it’ll be mad.
Mmmm, new activation modes.