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Windows 7: Microsoft tweaks antipiracy tech for Windows 7

08 May 2009   #41


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xan K View Post
is there a limit in the number of times a user can activate his copy of se7en?
Unless MS removes the ability to -Rearm, you should be able to
1. activate with Key for approx 1 yr.
2. just prior to the expire date, remove the Key. DO NOT REBOOT
3. -Rearm and obtain additional 30 days - normally you can do this 3 times. That gives you an additional 90 days.
4. You then need to reset the -rearm code to 0 that gives you another 30 days. total now of 120 days.
5. Just prior to the end of the last rearm. (usually MS will deactivate by now).
6. If not deactivated. reset by changing to a NEW KEY.
how much time is hard to tell, until it happens... (Vista received an extra 90 days.) Win7 will probably go into 2hrs shutdown mode.

7. Obtain a good OEM-Retail Key... most Retail Keys are good for - from 1000 to 10000 activations. and that equals unlimited days of use.

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08 May 2009   #42
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fliplip View Post
Maybe MS could give beta testers (and i mean all of us that have downloaded the Beta and RC, not just the "official" testers) a discount. Seeing as we are already putting time and effort in to helping make it a better OS.
Just a thought.

Everyone here would most definetly love that, but the chances of that are about the same as everyone here winning the lottery tomorrow.

I'm interested to see how HP (my computers manufactuar) will handle it, as I remember them saying to me once that any computer thats within warranty will get a free copy of Windows 7 relating to the copy of Vista you had (Home Premium Vista users get Home Premium 7, etc).

Doubt they will do that though, not much profit in that. :P
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08 May 2009   #43

Vista/Windows 7

I think they should lower the price a little which might help stop piracy.
The only reason I upgraded to Vista was because I got an OEM home premium from Amazon for £63 in a sale! No way I was going to or able pay the full retail price and no way would I use a pirated copy.
If they priced the OS at a slightly more affordable level they might see more people take it up and would also help cut down on some piracy.
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08 May 2009   #44

Windows 7 prices 399 yuan and 499 yuan

Update Time :2009-4-20 Source: Sina Technology Windows 7 prices will be 399 yuan and 499 yuan. This converts to 49.96 USD 62.48 USD.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 新浪科技讯4月20日凌晨消息,微软大中华区消费与在线事业部总经理韦青向新浪科技透露,微软下一代操作系统Windows 7的价格预计将与Vista持平。 Sina Tech the early morning of April 20th message, Microsoft Greater China, consumer and online division, general manager of Sina science and technology to韦青revealed that Microsoft's next-generation operating system, Windows 7 and the price is expected to be Vista unchanged.

这是微软方面首次披露有关Windows 7的价格信息。 This is the first time Microsoft to disclose information about Windows 7 pricing information. 此前,微软这款备受关注的操作系统价格信息一直非常保密。 Prior to this, Microsoft's new operating system have attracted much attention has been very confidential price information.

“Windows 7的价格原则上是与Vista同步。微软过去一直努力给中国用户提供最好的价值,可以说Vista在中国市场的499元价格已经是非常非常的低。Windows 7的定价细节,我们会在合适的时间向外界披露。”韦青这样告诉新浪科技。 "Windows 7, in principle, the price of sync with Vista. Microsoft has been working the past to the Chinese users with the best value, it can be said of Vista in the Chinese market price of 499 yuan is already a very, very low. Windows 7 pricing details, we will at the right time to disclose to the outside world. "韦青told Sina science and technology.

为了在中国市场抢占份额,微软曾多次针对中国市场调低操作系统的价格。 In order to seize the Chinese market share, Microsoft has lowered the operating system for the Chinese market prices. 在2007年8月,微软曾宣布大幅下调Vista价格,最低版本售价499元。 In August 2007, Microsoft announced that Vista reduced price, the minimum price of 499 yuan version. 去年底,微软针对XP系统进行调价,最低版本售价降至399元。 The end of last year, Microsoft for the XP system price, the minimum version of the price to 399 yuan.

微软Windows业务高级副总裁Bill Veghte告诉新浪科技,尽管目前Windows 7的上市日期未公布,但预计会第一时间在中国同步上市,因为中国市场对微软非常重要。 Microsoft's Windows business, Senior Vice President Bill Veghte told Sina science and technology, despite the current listing date of Windows 7 is not released, but is expected to be the first simultaneous listing in China because the Chinese market is very important to Microsoft. 而此前,Vista在中国与全球市场同步上市。 Previously, Vista in China simultaneously with the listing of the global market.

据Bill Veghte透露,Vista全球用户已达2亿,达到当初预期。 According to Bill Veghte said, Vista has reached 200 million users worldwide, is expected to reach first. 由于Windows7是基于Vista架构开发的,能实现从Vista的平滑过渡,同时它将解决Vista时代的软件兼容问题。 Windows7 is due to Vista-based development framework, to achieve smooth transition from Vista, at the same time it will address the Vista era of software compatibility issues.

美国知名科技博客日前撰文称,从最新公布的调查报告显示,尽管Windows 7饱受非议,但该软件有可能成为微软史上最成功的商业操作系统。 Well-known U.S. technology blog a few days ago, said the author, from the latest survey, although Windows 7 suffered reproach, but the software has the potential to become the most successful in the history of Microsoft's operating system business. 另据外电消息称,Windows 7 RC版(发布候选版)公开发布时间为5月5日,其正式版有望在今年内上市。 According to foreign sources, Windows 7 RC version (release candidate) publicly available time for the May 5, the final version is expected this year listed. (全智) (Full Chilean)
Sina Technology Windows 7 prices will be 399 yuan and 499 yuan. This converts to 49.96 USD 62.48 USD.
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08 May 2009   #45

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by abuttino View Post
Something tells me they'll have it cracked in a day or so.

Really MS. Stop trying to charge for Operating systems.

Windows CRAcKtivation Technologies

Are they not allowed to make money for their work? I dont get it...
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08 May 2009   #46


Yes, they are allowed to make money from there work.
My question is this, why can China plus other countrys buy for $70.00 and they charge US $300.00.
all amounts are actually estimates. I did get 2 copies of Vista Home Premium Upgrades for $50.00 ea ... PS: I am/was a Beta Tester for Vista.
My personal copy of Vista Ultimate is/was (FREE) and currently using SP2.
Windows 7 v.7106
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08 May 2009   #47

Windows 7 Ultimate x86

Windows 7 v.7106
fyi 7106 is an older build than the RC
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08 May 2009   #48

Windows 7 64 bit and dual boot with XP 32

Re: Vista being pirated only half as much as XP...

It's because few people want Vista... it is like the proverbial hated, ******* stepchild.

Just my opinion.
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08 May 2009   #49
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1

You have near 10 months free trial use with this OS (meaning RC 7100, not any of the other leaks that you've downloaded and use) ... If you are able to send "feedback" on this build, then do so!

Contribute your valid observations and problems with this RC Beta to the final OS build.
Cost will be what it will be. We can't control that end of the spectrum. We can always ask, tho'
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08 May 2009   #50

Windows 7077

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SMOKKINU View Post
Are they not allowed to make money for their work? I dont get it...
They've spent decades profiting from the theft of other OS's features and are now putting those profits into paying their (under-paid over-worked) programmers to work on more second hand ideas.

'They' don't deserve a cent.
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