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post #41 of 77
Guys I am giving you an early warning about admitting to piracy or condoning piracy.If you do,I'll be forced to hand out infractions.
post #42 of 77
meh whats so great about windows 8? everyone that wants an xbox already has one, and I dont need an app store for my PC os.

they can do what ever they like to windows 8, break the hell out of it load it with DRM and cloud based junk, thats fine by me. windows 7 will stick around a lot longer then.
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So I have to stick with W7 for all my laptops from now on?

...I guess all my PC games kinda would have online DRM.
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post #44 of 77
Glad my school has MSDNAA
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Hackers always find a way anyway. Remember the Ubisoft DRM, it was impossible to crack :cough:
Exactly. They said Vista wouldn't be able to be cracked and they found a way. Microsoft didn't even bother to remove the vulnerability on Windows 7, instead they added an optional update to remove the activation bypass.
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Glad my school has MSDNAA
+1. I still have about 4 legit copies of Windows 7 that I didn't even pay for, along with almost every other piece of software they offered.
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post #47 of 77
I won't even touch Windows 8 until it's completely bug-free anyways, which will take years. Windows 7 is perfectly fine...I don't see why Microsoft can't just keep improving on what they have now Although, the rumored XBox 360 compatability looks interesting.

If it truly does require an internet connection to boot, I can see many users never touching the "Shut-Down" button, but instead using the "Sleep" function instead.
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post #48 of 77
You guys are all assuming that an internet connection is required on startup/installation. You need it to ACTIVATE, so you'd be just fine otherwise. If you install it without a connection I'm sure it'll work just fine, maybe have one of those extended trial things like what they have with XP/Vista/7 when you don't immediately activate it.
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No way. If they force you to use their cloud system or download code just to be able to run your computer I will stick with Vista for a very long time.
Now, I understand not upgrading to Windows 8 if they use a cloud system...


..but Vista? Why not 7?
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Yeah, no. Someone will crack it. I bet my rig on it.
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