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evilrob
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http://windows.microsoft.com/en-GB/windows/buy?ocid=GA8_O_WOL_Hero_ShopHP_FPP_Null
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(I use the term 'upgrade' loosely )
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Think I'd rather 'upgrade' to Vista
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Why?
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190?! Fuuuuck! I pirated it and got rid within a week, I'd be suicidal if I paid 180 for it!
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I'm getting along quite well with it now, but I'm not an intolerant ape with a native hatred of anything different.


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I was just thinking, is the 190 really an upgrade price?

You can buy the full product as an OEM version for 65+ (for the standard version).
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I upgraded from XP. Transformed my 6 year old PC, all for 24.99. Bargain.
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Really like windows 8 on my Dell, don't miss the start menu and all that crap at all. Laptop also boots up and shuts down pretty much instantly now.

[Edited on 31-01-2013 by A2H GO]
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I love seven, feel no need to upgrade, but for 25 I might just do it anyway
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I love seven, feel no need to upgrade, but for 25 I might just do it anyway


That was same as me.

And because my W7 wasn't legit, nice to finally have a legit copy of something.
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quote:
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And because my W7 wasn't legit, nice to finally have a legit copy of something.
Technically it's not legit as it's an upgrade license for a product you don't own.


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Ah, chumps paying for your operating systems.

MSDN ftw


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And because my W7 wasn't legit, nice to finally have a legit copy of something.
Technically it's not legit as it's an upgrade license for a product you don't own.


Nope, the version of Windows 8 is legit, it's a completely new license.

[Edited on 01-02-2013 by A2H GO]
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Originally posted by Balling
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And because my W7 wasn't legit, nice to finally have a legit copy of something.
Technically it's not legit as it's an upgrade license for a product you don't own.


Nope, the version of Windows 8 is legit, it's a completely new license.



Using the Win8Pro loophole for activation doesn't make it legit nor is it legit because it works And an upgrade license requires that you have a legit license of the software that you're upgrading from.

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^ That.


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quote:
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Ah, chumps paying for your operating systems.

MSDN ftw


Me thinks you will be breaking the MSDN rules and running the OS just illegally as anyone else (ignoring the MSDN cost)
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quote:
Originally posted by Kyle T
Ah, chumps paying for your operating systems.

MSDN ftw


Me thinks you will be breaking the MSDN rules and running the OS just illegally as anyone else (ignoring the MSDN cost)


What makes you think that? Sometimes MSDN gets used legitimately


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I agree but i get the feeling its been installed on a non-development machine

(Not that I would do anything like that )
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quote:
Originally posted by Dom
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Originally posted by A2H GO
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Originally posted by Balling
quote:
Originally posted by A2H GO
And because my W7 wasn't legit, nice to finally have a legit copy of something.
Technically it's not legit as it's an upgrade license for a product you don't own.


Nope, the version of Windows 8 is legit, it's a completely new license.



Using the Win8Pro loophole for activation doesn't make it legit nor is it legit because it works And an upgrade license requires that you have a legit license of the software that you're upgrading from.




A loophole is exactly that = Win.

Until they comeback and tell me I wasn't allowed to do that I have a legit licesnce just the same as everyone else.
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quote:
Originally posted by A2H GO
A loophole is exactly that = Win.

Until they comeback and tell me I wasn't allowed to do that I have a legit licesnce just the same as everyone else.


Well the registration requires you to agree to a handful of conditions, one being that you purchased a system within the last 2 months another being that you have a fully authenticated (with authenticity certificate) and licensed copy of Windows 7.

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And because my W7 wasn't legit.....

And that's why you Windows 8 key isn't legit.


As said, because it works doesn't make it legit

Whether or not Microsoft will come after you is another matter although there's nothing stopping them invalidating the whole range of keys given out by the exploit.

[Edited on 01-02-2013 by Dom]
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Do you really think MS would have allowed this to happen if they gave a shit?

My guess is they're just happy for the business.

It's like iTunes match /Google Play matching pirated tracks and swopping them out for 'clean' ones.



[Edited on 01-02-2013 by A2H GO]
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Originally posted by A2H GO
Do you really think MS would have allowed this to happen if they gave a shit?

My guess is they're just happy for the business.



Still your license and key are invalid according to the terms you agreed to, so don't harp on that you have a legit copy when you don't

Either way, it boils down to whether or not Microsoft will go chasing and/or invalidate your license (along with the thousands of others) and tbh i'll be surprised if anything comes of it.


Edit - And Google Music/iTunes Match is no different. Both have T&Cs stating that uploaded music must have been legally obtained and/or purchased.

[Edited on 01-02-2013 by Dom]
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How would Microsoft know I didn't buy a new machine in the last 2 months and didn't have a legit copy of windows 7?
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Microsoft won't come after you but equally your license is no more valid than someone who has obtained a keygen and used that.

[Edited on 01-02-2013 by Rob_Quads]

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