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Originally Posted by WolfGeneral View Post

I have seen people. Granted, these people are usually those who get a disk from their tech savvy friend but said friend does not install it for them. Basically, bad pirates have non genuine. Good pirates have it genuine
what makes a cracked copy of windows "genuine"?
lack of a watermark?
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post #12 of 28
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what makes a cracked copy of windows "genuine"?
lack of a watermark?

Everything except having an actual legit key.
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post #13 of 28
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Microsoft categorically states that Non-Genuine users of Windows 10 will not get upgrades
I couldn't read the rest of the article, this was too funny.
post #14 of 28
Thread cleaned.

Please do not make it a Windows Vs Linux debate.
post #15 of 28
Huh? They said the opposite of this a yr ago.
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post #16 of 28
Well it's not like users who don't pay for keys care anyway. The situation doesn't change for them. Microsoft is incapable of making a DRM that is uncrackable. A week or so after release there will be a KMS activator and millions will use it. Even if Microsoft allowed pirated users to upgrade for free, it would probably not be good enough because of the "requirements". Just because it is free doesn't mean it's exactly like owning your own copy. I doubt they'd give options to do a clean install and instead just force an upgrade. We all know how buggy that is. If you're not using KMS and blocking MIcrosoft from seeing your copy of windows it's like they are keeping tabs on your presence (IP address etc.) Nothing to really worry about, but some users aren't ok with being "monitored" by corporations like that. And then could pirated users really trust Microsoft now that Microsoft knows they didn't pay for a previous copy of Windows? No. No they can't. Never trust what a corporation says. The fact that they "changed their mind" here is reason enough.
post #17 of 28
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Everything except having an actual legit key.
To add to this, a cracked copy of windows has access to everything that a legit user has. For example, an uncracked copy is not able to change the desktop. There is a watermark in the bottom corner, and there is no access to windows update. A cracked copy of windows has access to all of those things. In addition, when you go online, microsoft will recognize it as a genuine copy.
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post #18 of 28
LOL i give it 3 days after launch before someone cracks it and has a pirated version out thats "window's genuine"

There are so many work arounds to make windows genuine that microsoft can't even tell the difference from a genuine bought copy with a key and a cracked version.
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post #19 of 28
I think this is just a scare tactic, first talk about 'updates for everyone', then use it as a hook to not look completely silly when they make a statement akin to 'hey pirates, you can't get this with your cracked copy, booo (if we detect it, so don't try)!'

Maybe it's just a way to get in the news really, this has not been the most valuable series of announcements by MS at this point.
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post #20 of 28
Shoot they pushed my bro into 8 even though all he did was upgrade his MB. Yeah he was on OEM version of 7 but still that was simply retarded. They kept telling him to contact the system manufacturer when he told them HE was the builder. The look on his face when I told him to call the automated help line to update the key when I got back home, spoke volumes. So they kinda get what they deserve IMHO. Can't seem to shed tear one where MS is concerned and Pirates are gonna eat Win X as a late night snack.

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