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Windows 7: Jan. 13 marks the end of mainstream support for Windows 7

23 Mar 2015   #151
Lady Fitzgerald

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All Microsoft cares about is Upgrade numbers..
Whoa! Methinks you just hit the head on the nail (or something like that). Allowing users with illegal copies of Windows 7 to get a free upgrade could go along ways toward ensuring Win 10 doesn't get the dismal numbers Win 8.x garnered.


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23 Mar 2015   #152
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

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I really don't see how any of this Microsoft foolishness is any good for legal users.
No doubt the position will be the same as some people claim about XP:
"Anyone using an old OS is irresponsible as they are actually (unknowingly) part of a massive botnet."

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All Microsoft cares about is Upgrade numbers..
Whoa! Methinks you just hit the head on the nail (or something like that). Allowing users with illegal copies of Windows 7 to get a free upgrade could go along ways toward ensuring Win 10 doesn't get the dismal numbers Win 8.x garnered.
Indeed.
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23 Mar 2015   #153
A Guy

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It occurs to me that once on 10, there will be more mechanisms to detect, and disable pirated versions. Also, everyone posts about how smart the pirates are, and how they will get around restrictions on 10 too. But I think the vast majority of USERS of pirated OS are not the geniuses who hacked them, but cheap schmucks who just downloaded them off the web. If MS kills their new Windows 10, they will have to go looking for hacked versions the same as before. I see a tempest in a teapot, I don't think MS is aiding and abetting pirates. They want them on 10, they will have more control that way, and they can deal with them in time. But what do I know...

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23 Mar 2015   #154
Arc

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My windows legal or illegal; genuine or non-genuine; counterfeit or not-counterfeit, Store is my destination.

If my target is to maximize the sales via store, I can do it as I want.


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23 Mar 2015   #155
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
It occurs to me that once on 10, there will be more mechanisms to detect, and disable pirated versions. Also, everyone posts about how smart the pirates are, and how they will get around restrictions on 10 too. But I think the vast majority of USERS of pirated OS are not the geniuses who hacked them, but cheap schmucks who just downloaded them off the web. If MS kills their new Windows 10, they will have to go looking for hacked versions the same as before. I see a tempest in a teapot, I don't think MS is aiding and abetting pirates. They want them on 10, they will have more control that way, and they can deal with them in time. But what do I know...

A Guy
Live free or Die hard kind of explosions every where that would be cool

Just for the record I've changed hdd's to sdd's on both my machines and they're still genuine :/
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23 Mar 2015   #156
ThrashZone

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My windows legal or illegal; genuine or non-genuine; counterfeit or not-counterfeit, Store is my destination.

If my target is to maximize the sales via store, I can do it as I want.
Why buy something you might be able to hack like they did with an os :/
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23 Mar 2015   #157
Arc

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arc View Post
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My windows legal or illegal; genuine or non-genuine; counterfeit or not-counterfeit, Store is my destination.

If my target is to maximize the sales via store, I can do it as I want.
Why buy something you might be able to hack like they did with an os :/
At least it will bring the user to store. Sometimes that is enough.
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24 Mar 2015   #158
ThrashZone

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Only if they bring a credit card
But then again possibly another charge will appear to validate windows too
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24 Mar 2015   #159
A Guy

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Microsoft's obsession with piracy threatens to create a Windows 10 licensing mess

Microsoft's obsession with piracy threatens to create a Windows 10 licensing mess | ZDNet

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24 Mar 2015   #160
ThrashZone

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