Originally Posted by Mookster
I've been using the same Windows 7 license forever. I reformatted 3 of my laptops and 4 of my desktops with the same key. My desktop is frequently in use at the same time one of my other two laptops are.
So, I would say they've been fairly reasonable about licenses so far. For me, at least, they haven't interfered by trying to force me to purchase more than one license for more than one system. If it really worked the way that say it does right now, it'd be outrageous anyway.
A step in this new direction is probably going to be a step away from the old direction. Or, maybe they'll just continue to enforce their policies loosely. I doubt that, though, considering this new plan won't cost people money and will lure them into making an MSid account and very expressly taking ownership of an operating system. It's all so subtle, nowadays. "Sure, you can reformat your own system but if you want to replace hardware you need to make an account or buy a new key. Oh you're logging in already? Well it's been all of 30 seconds so we need an alternative email to verify you." Some time goes by, and after that it's like, "oh, I know we have an alternate email for verification but that's not sufficient anymore and we suddenly need your phone number." Meanwhile, they're telling their metadata customers about how reliable their meta dossiers are because they're tied to your OS, phone, multiple emails, through which partners confirm your address, gender, religious beliefs. The future is going to be pretty upset with us for trading all this for free garbage.
A few years go by, and every second login becomes "We were unable to verify your Windows 11 key with our server, please wait a few minutes and try again."
A few more years go by, and you heavily suspect that they're intentionally keeping the servers down because the Windows 12 servers run like lightning and the Windows 11 servers won't connect.This cynicism has been brought to you by Mookstah Inc. The best in witnessing the ruination of computers and internet since 1999.
Looking at how slow updating Win 7 and 8.1 have become what will happen is that we will just get forcibly updated to the next best version of Win Spy and M$py will disable their previous licenses. As we don't own the software they can do as they wish.
Of course, we is subjective because I paid for it, thus I own it and the psycopaths and sociopaths at M$py can all jump off a cliff, starting with Bill and Melinda gates, followed by their criminal foundation.
Originally Posted by CSCoder4ever
A limit huh? So much for being there for the customer.
In Soviet Oligarchy Windows owns you. If you think that's a meme or a joke think again. Thanks to uncountable fools we went from owning software to licensing it and that license can be revoked at any moment.
Originally Posted by Defoler
This is going to be interesting.
People who every half a year or so make a few changes to their computer, will start realising they have to buy a new windows 10 license every couple of years.
One more way for microsoft to give a "free" update and a nice way to milk the hell out of their customers.
Good job microsoft. Another nice way to push people into enterprises stolen windows...
This is not only M$py's fault. I also place the blame at the feet of those who for years applauded the rise of fascism and the system in which we no longer own software but license it. It's entirely their fault for actually being in favour of it. However, this is not the logical outcome, the logical outcome is that a new license will be required for every hardware change and that won't be far off.
Edited by Liranan - 6/26/16 at 10:06pm