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post #11 of 39
Meh i'll just stick with my $30 win 7.
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Man, it seems like they're forcing me to not buy it.
   
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post #13 of 39
Wow this good news this alone will make me buy w8.god don't we love sarcasm.
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Originally Posted by chemicalfan View Post

FAIL FAIL FAIL FAIL
I used the upgrade method to install Vista on my main rig, because I didn't want to 'contaminate' my install with XP. I intended to do the same with Windows 8 on my laptop this time around (currently has Windows 7). Now, if this doesn't work, I'll leave myself screwed as this is an OEM version of Win7, so don't have a disc to re-install.
That said, £15 for Windows 8 is cheap. If they offered it as a £70 discount, extended to the full release as well, I'd pick up the full release to allow this. But I doubt Microsoft will do that. I'll give Windows 8 a miss if this crap is true
Just make an image of your drive. Then you can re-image it anytime you want and still have everything thumb.gif
    
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I wonder what pirates will do about this. I bet that on the next day this thing gets released the Pirates will already have their way to sail the seas.

Windows rtm can already be pirated. rolleyes.gif
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post #16 of 39
I copy and paste my (only legitimate) Windows key. Fail.
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Windows rtm can already be pirated. rolleyes.gif

and activated.
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post #18 of 39
Microsoft just seems to be going out of their way to off their existing customers and make them NOT want to upgrade.
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So did they just decide "Hey guys, lets make Vista look like a superior operating system with Windows 8!!!". This is like a watching a train wreck yet no one at Microsoft seem to notice at all....guess collage doesn't make you smarter ~_~
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I wonder what pirates will do about this. I bet that on the next day this thing gets released the Pirates will already have their way to sail the seas.
Its already cracked on the RTM + most cracks inject the keys during installation so its no different then how Windows 8 wants to handle it lol.
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post #20 of 39
I'm pretty sure the Windows Loader community is just going to find a way to install the SLIC using a linux distro you can burn onto a CD or flash drive. rolleyes.gif So I guess the pirates will have their way.
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