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News Microsoft clarifies Windows 10 piracy stance

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Gareth Halfacree, 20 Mar 2015.

  1. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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  2. ArthurB

    ArthurB New Member

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    Will a non-genuine version of Windows 10 essentially be the same as a 90 or 180-day trial version of Windows 8.1? If so, why are Microsoft classing it as an upgrade?
     
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    There's an exploit for win 8 I just cant say how.


    The upgrade will probably leave you without media centre though.
     
  4. IvanIvanovich

    IvanIvanovich будет глотать вашу душу.

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    So... just make sure it's currently activated and tests as genuine with a non blacklisted VLK or KMS? Such installations don't appear as pirate per se as far as Microsoft servers are concerned since they activate, update and work as expected.
     
  5. ArcAngeL

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    The thing about in place upgrade is, all the viruses on pirated copies potentially remain. My biggest issue is the amount of POS machines running xp. I don't know how many times I've walked up to a self service sales machine to find a fully active xp interface to my disposal. If it were unsurpervised who knows what backdoor I could have added.
     
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    Probably. However, Microsoft is using this approach to move the statistics forward.
     

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