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[Rumour] Windows 9 revamped activation system (DRM)

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http://www.techpowerup.com/202830/microsoft-to-revamp-activation-system-with-windows-9.html

microsoft have done soo many stupid things

they are on a streak

now they have made an intrusive DRM  (if the rumors are true which im pretty sure it is)

maybe thats the push Linux needs

 

 

 

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Microsoft is expected to introduce a radical new software activation system with its next major release of Windows, in a bid to stem piracy. According to BetaNews, citing a Russian source with a reasonably good track-record in leaking stuff out of Redmond, the company is planning to do away with software keys, 16-character alphanumeric passwords unique to each copy of the software, which let you prove the validity of your purchase, and unlock the software. The next Windows will use a system in which having a Microsoft Store account - which isn't necessarily the same as a Microsoft Account - is mandatory, and acquiring machine-specific images of the Windows installation disc from the store.

The way we understand it, it works like this. After paying for your license while logged into the Microsoft Store, you're made to download a generic install disc image. After its installation, your machine's details (usually just motherboard-related details) are logged with Microsoft, and the software stays activated on your machine. When you need to install your OS on another machine, you untie your current machine from your licence online, and install your software on the new machine. The software will stop working on the older machine, ensuring that only one single-user license is running on a machine at a given time. The concept can be suitably adapted for 3-user and 5-user family licenses.

The same source also goes on to claim that Microsoft's removal of a Start Menu continues to be unpopular, and that its next Windows release - the so called Windows 9 - could bring a highly functional Start Menu back. Microsoft could launch a gargantuan marketing campaign to make sure people are motivated to upgrade from older Windows versions, because they get their Start Menu back. Microsoft could begin talking Windows 9 this fall, with early public and semi-public, pre-retail versions of the OS being circulated.


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Oh no... this may keep me away from Windows 9.  Hopefully it doesn't happen or they make it easy and not require a microsoft account. Forcing me to activate windows with a microsoft account or something is worse than the start screen.  I never want to rely on an account for my operating system validation.  I might buy a license for Windows 7 if Windows 9 is a complete crap. 

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Woot! Woot! Woot! Woot! That is a great idea, makes sense, and at the moment I can't think of ways for people to bypass it.

 

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Windows 7 works just fine for me! :P


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Meh, this is only a problem for people who pirate OS's anyway


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I actually kinda like this. Makes it easy for me. Though the entire tying it to the mobo seems confusing? What exactly do you have to do to get the motherboard tied to the software so that it'll activate? Do you need to install Windows first, and then it gets the details for your mobo and OK's it with your account before activating?


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But surely this won't stop actual pirates... Sure, it will stop people reusing their keys on multiple PCs (I have one key that has been used 4 times and is still valid), but pirates will do the same as they always have and modify the licensing binaries to trick it into being licensed. Also, what about enterprise users? Presumably they will still be able to use license key activation, otherwise I don't see many businesses migrating to windows store accounts which are locked to the hardware that they're installed on. I guess we'll see what happens when MS actually confirms or denies this later this year, but I see it as having limited advantages.


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Let us all switch to linux  :D

 

btw people will be able to take the generic ISO and crack it, I guarantee it


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I highly doubt it would affect people apart from the initial install, and that means no more finding the disk whenever you want to install it.

 

Please don't be like GFWL though!  :(


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Well looks like I won't be upgrading to Windows 9 then.

I am against machine specific discs and mandatory online accounts. It just makes reinstalling and managing multiple computers far more complicated.

 

Maybe I'll get it if someone manages to crack it so that I don't have to deal with Microsoft's bullshit.

 

 

In before "derp you just want to pirate it!".

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Meh, I already have my start menu back on W8.


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I'm thinking UBI and Microsoft are having a bet to see how far they can push customers at this point 

 

This is the problem, these things get bought anyway, it is a captured market as if you want to use windows, you have to buy windows.

 

If microsoft kill of windows 7 and 8, then there is no option but to buy 9 and do as they say. This means they can basically do whatever they want


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I'm sticking with Windows 7 until AMD finally get their fucking act together and write decent Linux drivers (so my GPU in this system isn't fucking useless). When I get my new system I'll pick hardware that won't give me an issue on Linux (so Intel and nVidia).


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So I won't be able to get a working installation of Windows without logging into some account? That doesn't sound like a massive privacy cornern at all. Nope.


Also they have to have some kind of volume licensing or Windows 9 will be DOA for the enterprise market.



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Motherboard bios can be "Fixed" to go around this activation scheme. It's been done for a while now. 

 

And if my motherboard needs an ethernet driver to connect to the internet but you have to install Windows in order to install the driver, will Windows still be able to install? That's my only concern with this idea especially if it's a new build in a 1 computer only home.

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Looks like im staying with windows 8 lol I havn't bought an os since like never lol This crap makes me want linux to get big.

 

I still think it will get cracked tho everything can if someone spends enough time and effort.

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i dont see a problem with the 16 digit keys, you cant stop the pirates, they will break your activation just like they always have.


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Aaaand in order to buy Windows 9 through the Microsoft Store account you'll need a credit card... I guess I'm sticking with Windows 7 (and 8) until Microsoft cuts the support for them (though I can see the support for them ending soon after Windows 9's launch, seeing from what stupid things Microsoft has done recently).

 

I really hope software devs to push more towards Linux. It seems Microsoft isn't getting any smarter than this, and seemingly will continue doing these things that only make things worse for regular consumers, and won't do jack sh*t for pirates.


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Of all the hassle they could think of getting their customers into, why THIS!? -_-


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I don't get it... Windows already works this way, just instead of having a key link to your system specs, it is an account, where you can manage things, so now you don't have to do phone activations. So how is it worst?

I am not saying it is perfect, but if it allow you to remove your old PC, with the new one you got, online, from a mouse click, without having to call Microsoft phone activation, and for reason fail because you re-installed too many times to a mix of hardware bad luck (faulty drive), and switch of system, and then forced to buy a new license, it could be potentially better.

As for OEM licenses (like actual OEMs (Dell, HP, etc), not System Builders (what most of us do)), and Enterprise, I see nothing that will change from the current system.

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A little bit of piracy allows the software to spread. I know people who actually tried out pirated windows 8 before considering buying it. If they are going to stop piracy, they will be affected in the long term

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