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Windows 10 Pro Licenses Are Being Downgraded To Home

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2 minutes ago, RorzNZ said:

You're a bit silly to look at one aspect of a computer and say its way overpriced. I'd prefer a 12" MacBook that's $1000 than a brick that happens to have two more cores and a nicer display (Which is kinda stupid - it may be a TN panel but looks way nicer than laptops of similar price) for $500. Some people don't want their laptops to be made out of plastic junk. 

 

Linux is also available and better than Windows - with no premium at all, its free. 

I dont think you know much about ultrabooks outside of macs....It was getting fisted hard by everything in its price range. 

 

And yeah linux is free but it still has a premium. Tell that to any IT in an enterprise and youll get laughed out the door. Knowledge, time and work are all premiums. This is from someone who has 6 linux PCs and 2 windows.  

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11 minutes ago, DrMacintosh said:

I mean it doesn’t even take someone who is certified in any level of IT to know that your system shouldn’t check for acitivations while the activation servers are down!

Its to prevent piracy. Nothing would stop people from just using the key to register, block the activation servers give the key to another PC and move on with their day. The PC cant tell if the servers are down or if they were blocked. All it knows is they it can't reach them. 

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Yeah mine deactivated today when i removed old ancient mech drive of 1 tb and replacing it with another 1 tb ssd, giving me total of 3 tb ssd space now 3,5 if you include my laptop 🤪

 

3 minutes ago, GoodBytes said:

For those affected, if you can't wait, run the Activation Troubleshooter, people report success in getting their license activated form this issue.

Mine reactivated it self when i wanted to try the system restore method, it failed so i disabled nod32 anti virus then open't up my old system tab to click system restore from there, but then it automatically reactivated, i wonder if anti virus was blocking activation 🤔 Probably not 🤣

Btw my pro license vanished from my account before, it did find my home license from my laptop, but that is for my laptop not my PC, oh well i am glad that got fixed fast.

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2 minutes ago, mynameisjuan said:

Its to prevent piracy. Nothing would stop people from just using the key to register, block the activation servers give the key to another PC and move on with their day. The PC cant tell if the servers are down or if they were blocked. All it knows is they it can't reach them. 

Not my problem. That’s for Microsoft to figure out. You don’t deactivate your Pro customers down to home because you are incapable of figuring out how to activate your products. 


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5 minutes ago, mynameisjuan said:

I dont think you know much about ultrabooks outside of macs....It was getting fisted hard by everything in its price range. 

 

And yeah linux is free but it still has a premium. Tell that to any IT in an enterprise and youll get laughed out the door. Knowledge, time and work are all premiums. This is from someone who has 6 linux PCs and 2 windows.  

If someone wants cheap junk to take notes on then they get a windows ultrabook. Wouldn't be surprised if they outsold the MacBook. Cheap junk sells well. 

 

Ubuntu and Linux Mint are incredibly easy to setup. Theres no knowledge time and work needed

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25 minutes ago, RorzNZ said:

You're a bit silly to look at one aspect of a computer and say its way overpriced. I'd prefer a 12" MacBook that's $1000 than a brick that happens to have two more cores and a nicer display (Which is kinda stupid - it may be a TN panel but looks way nicer than laptops of similar price) for $500. Some people don't want their laptops to be made out of plastic junk. 

 

Linux is also available and better than Windows - with no premium at all, its free. 

Not sure how wanting more price/performance, or being able to replace the ram and storage yourself, is stupid but to each their own I guess.  The 12" macbook is still overpriced compared to other ultrabooks when you only get a dual core and 8GB of ram for $1,300.

Cheap low grade easy to scratch aluminum isn't any better than plastic in similarly priced laptops though, laptops like Thinkpads are more solidly built.

Can't run Linux on a new macbook either by the way.  I'd like to replace Win10 with Linux but WINE isn't without bugs and Steam doesn't have  a huge library like Windows does. Edit- but a mess that would cost pro users or companies alot of time and money like this makes me want to go full time to even just a basic flavor of Linux like Ubuntu or Mint because I almost bought 10 pro instead of home. xD

 

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2 minutes ago, DrMacintosh said:

Not my problem. That’s for Microsoft to figure out. You don’t deactivate your Pro customers down to home because you are incapable of figuring out how to activate your products. 

Been activating for years and one day it goes down and all of a sudden they are incapable. You need me to look up the definition of it?

 

3 minutes ago, RorzNZ said:

If someone wants cheap junk to take notes on then they get a windows ultrabook. Wouldn't be surprised if they outsold the MacBook. Cheap junk sells well. 

 

Ubuntu and Linux Mint are incredibly easy to setup. Theres no knowledge time and work needed

I mean many ultrabooks are getting better build quality ratings then the mac books so we can toss that point right out. 

 

Also, yeah installing is easy. Thats not the problem, its the completely random shit or configuration needed per device to get things like the mouse, wireless, trackpad or speakers to work correctly. If you really used linux you would actually know.

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9 minutes ago, Blademaster91 said:

Cheap low grade easy to scratch aluminum isn't any better than plastic in similarly priced laptops though, laptops like Thinkpads are more solidly built.

The aluminum Apple uses, in the thickness Apple uses, is at best, equivalent to the plastic used in the laptops ACER made for $800 during the Windows 8.1 era.


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2 minutes ago, mynameisjuan said:

incapable

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Microsoft is incapable of providing a reliable experience to their customers. 


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3 minutes ago, Drak3 said:

The aluminum Apple uses, in the thickness Apple uses, is at best, equivalent to the plastic used in the laptops ACER made for $800 during the Windows 8.1 era.

I’ll direct you to have much Linus admired the quality construction of Apple’s machines in this video

 

But sure, a plastic Ascer laptop is a fair comparison. 


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1 hour ago, Syntaxvgm said:

On home, you can't join a domain, assign group policy ( a way to fix some of the annoying shit in 10), can't use remote desktop, or use bitlocker. Aside from that, on 10 or another version, it's what they paid for. 

Can't find a reference to check, but I think I had to use Pro before to support more than one socket, but that might have been Win7. There are some arbitrary hardware support limits in home that are getting easier to hit these days...


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1 minute ago, DrMacintosh said:

Proprietary OSes are incapable of providing a reliable experience to their customers. 

ftfy


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1 minute ago, porina said:

Can't find a reference to check, but I think I had to use Pro before to support more than one socket, but that might have been Win7. There are some arbitrary hardware support limits in home that are getting easier to hit these days...

You still can only use 1 socket on Pro iirc.

 

for more than 1 socket you need Pro for Workstations or Enterprise afaik.


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3 hours ago, DrMacintosh said:

Laughs in macOS*

*Laughs in Windows 7*


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2 minutes ago, 2Buck said:

*Laughs in Windows 7*

*Laughs in Linux Mint 19*

 

@MEC-777 Feeling better about running Linux on laptop everyday cos Windows stability is a joke at this point :D.


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1 minute ago, AluminiumTech said:

*Laughs in Linux Mint 19*

 

@MEC-777 Feeling better about running Linux on laptop everyday cos Windows stability is a joke at this point :D.

6 windows PCs that havent had a single issue in 3 years now on windows 10.

 

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Just now, DrMacintosh said:

Linus admired the quality construction of Apple’s machines

And why do I give a shit? It's not like Linus is a super competent reviewer.

 

The MacBook lineup is as flimsy as most cheap plastic laptops. The difference being that plastic absorbs shock better, and depending on the plastic, can either be more flexible without suffering fatigue or can be stronger in thinner spots.

 

Apple's build quality is a joke to anyone that actually builds anything. Being made of metal means jack shit.

6 minutes ago, Blademaster91 said:

Some people seem to be quickly forgetting that recent bug where the machines were kernel panicking. xD

Aluminum fixes everything.


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Joke's on Microsoft, I already use Windows 10 Home :D

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Those awkward moments when you pay for a license and you still get locked out when pirates are still untouched.


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2 minutes ago, Drak3 said:

And why do I give a shit? It's not like Linus is a super competent reviewer.

 

The MacBook lineup is as flimsy as most cheap plastic laptops. The difference being that plastic absorbs shock better, and depending on the plastic, can either be more flexible without suffering fatigue or can be stronger in thinner spots.

 

Apple's build quality is a joke to anyone that actually builds anything. Being made of metal means jack shit.

Aluminum fixes everything.

What I consider build quality isnt even on the outside. Rossman shows the bass akward way the logic boards are constructed and the lack of care resulting it failures left and right. Followed by showing cheap laptops doing it the right way. 

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Just now, mynameisjuan said:

What I consider build quality isnt even on the outside. Rossman shows the bass akward way the logic boards are constructed and the lack of care resulting it failures left and right. Followed by showing cheap laptops doing it the right way. 

For me, build quality is the entirety of the design. Talking about chassis build quality, Apple's chassis are average at best, pretty bad if we factor that metal, once bent, stays bent.


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