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Originally Posted by SpeedyVT View Post

Not advocating...

Lots of overclockers can't really afford buying a new license every time it invalidates you because of your overclock. Or for several systems individuals use merely for tinkering.

For this I use an image and every thing I'm using a new system for tinkering, I just dump that image onto a HDD or SSD and I have a full system with all the programs. It yells it requires activation but it will run fine for the days I need it to.

For my main systems, there is no need to a new license every time. You just reactivate your normal one.
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there's gotta be a better way to do this, they need to just have accounts like Apple so that I don't need to go search for a damn key every time

i have like 20 windows 7 and 8 keys and I keep mixing them up and always end up having a few with problems and have to try a different key.
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there's gotta be a better way to do this, they need to just have accounts like Apple so that I don't need to go search for a damn key every time

i have like 20 windows 7 and 8 keys and I keep mixing them up and always end up having a few with problems and have to try a different key.
yeah it is such a hassle. I have to hold my win8 keys

I hope they do better in this area.
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...to put things simply: they REALLY want us all to move into Win10. Therefore I choose not to.

I choose uBuntu rather that Win10, because at this point I really did not trust M$ anymore. Call me paranoid all you want.

I'ts not like they can't do whatever they want no matter which version you use, right?
    
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there's gotta be a better way to do this, they need to just have accounts like Apple so that I don't need to go search for a damn key every time

i have like 20 windows 7 and 8 keys and I keep mixing them up and always end up having a few with problems and have to try a different key.

I use a notepad document for all my keys and what machines they are currently tied to.

I just put my SSD into a new build and had to do the phone activation. It takes like 8 mins though =/
 
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Ooh so my 'genuine' copy of Win 7 with it's lost cd key would be fine ? tongue.gif

Seriously though, I do have 2 genuine CD's just one is that old the CD key sticker has been lost on it. Blegh, to be honest I'd be more intrested in what's inside Win10 before I decide if I should upgrade. So far all I've heard is "More tablet / mobile compatability" and candy crush crap. rolleyes.gif
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Wait, how can an overclock invalidate you?

When you Overclock if the system values change, at least in Win7, it'll invalidate you. I once jumped from 2.8ghz on a processor to 4.0ghz. The OS thought I changed the processor, when it does this it invalidates.
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There have been watermark removal tools available for win10 preview since the first week it was released. What are the chances that MS is going to change the way they watermark before release?

Disclaimer: hold several valid keys
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There have been watermark removal tools available for win10 preview since the first week it was released. What are the chances that MS is going to change the way they watermark before release?

Disclaimer: hold several valid keys

And the point of removing that watermark from an preview is?
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Microsoft wants everyone to get Windows 10.
Kingsman: The Secret Service anyone?
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