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Microsoft's new Services Terms that went in effect on the 1st of August state the technology giant can prevent you from playing counterfeit games or use unauthorized hardware. The terms are valid for everyone using Microsoft services such as Office 365, Outlook.com, Xbox Live, Skype, OneDrive, Bing and MSN. Also software using a Microsoft account is covered by the terms meaning the terms also affect most Windows 10 users. Although Microsoft's latest OS can be used without a Microsoft account the majority of users will nevertheless use it with an account from the Redmond company.
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The terms now explicitly state Microsoft can release updates that could have some serious consequences. In the terms the company states it might, "download software updates or configuration changes, including those that prevent you from accessing the Services, playing counterfeit games, or using unauthorized hardware peripheral devices."
http://www.myce.com/news/windows-10-updates-can-disable-pirated-games-and-unauthorized-hardware-76883/
 

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Or they just trying to scare you. The key word is "might".
And this is the part when you are using pirated software and you read those articles and get really really angry and you want to post something but you can't come out to admit you are using cracked games so instead you are using other words and phrases to attack MS and W10 such as "intrusive", "privacy", "spyware in 10" and various other.

Aside from joking I don't really believe MS will do that. And let's be honest MS already knows you play cracked games and watch midget porn but they really don't care.
 

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what's "unauthorized hardware peripheral devices"?
 
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Just when you think things couldn't get any worse.
 

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What the most likely mean is that the OS will actively try to stop services that crack software obtained through the appstore, illegally downloaded software found in the appstore, or some form of 'jailbreaking' for the store.
 

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Seems i'm gonna format my laptop very soon. I can tolerate data mining or Big Data crap but there's a limit. You can not tell me how can i use my PC or what can i install.
 

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what's "unauthorized hardware peripheral devices"?
Probably has to do with Xbox One peripherals. Like controllers with aimbots and rapid fire, for example.
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Bit of a leap for using the ToS for a Microsoft account to covering Windows in general.
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What the most likely mean is that the OS will actively try to stop services that crack software obtained through the appstore, illegally downloaded software found in the appstore, or some form of 'jailbreaking' for the store.
You're probably right about that.
 

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Or they just trying to scare you. The key word is "might".
And this is the part when you are using pirated software and you read those articles and get really really angry and you want to post something but you can't come out to admit you are using cracked games so instead you are using other words and phrases to attack MS and W10 such as "intrusive", "privacy", "spyware in 10" and various other.

Aside from joking I don't really believe MS will do that. And let's be honest MS already knows you play cracked games and watch midget porn but they really don't care.
That is an unfair argument. Just because we dont like MS's new terms doesn't make us Pirates, anymore than being male makes me a chauvinist. Not everybody that wants privacy has something to hide.
 

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Won't happen. There is always a way to bypass stuff like these. That said, Windows 7 is still golden for me.

One more thing, what if you pirate Windows 10? lol
 
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Of course there's going to be a way. But the fact that they will sort of actively try to stop it is what's news.
 

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Because I know some people here are too lazy to look any info up, here is the list of services that the SERVICES AGREEMENT (the one that the article refers to) deals with:

The following products, apps and services are covered by the Microsoft Services Agreement, but may not be available in your market.
Account.microsoft.com
Advertising.microsoft.com
Bing
Bing Apps
Bing Desktop
Bing Dictionary
Bing in the Classroom
Bing Input
Bing Maps
Bing Navigation
Bing Reader
Bing Rewards
Bing Search app
Bing Toolbar
Bing Torque
Bing Translator
Bing Webmaster
Bing Wikipedia Browser
Bing.com
Bingplaces.com
Choice.microsoft.com
Citizen Next
Cortana
Default Homepage and New Tab Page on Microsoft Edge
Device Health App
HealthVault
Groove
Maps App
Microsoft account
Microsoft Family
Microsoft Health
Microsoft Translator
Microsoft Wallpaper
Microsoft XiaoIce
MSN Dial Up
MSN Explorer
MSN Food & Drink
MSN Health & Fitness
MSN Money
MSN News
MSN Premium
MSN Sports
MSN Travel
MSN Weather
MSN.com
Next Lock Screen
Office 365 Consumer
Office 365 Home
Office 365 Personal
Office 365 University
Office Online
Office Store
Office Sway
Office.com
OneDrive
OneDrive.com
OneNote
Onenote.com
Outlook.com
Picturesque Lock Screen
Pix Lock
Skype
Skype in the Classroom
Skype Manager
Skype Qik
Skype WiFi
Skype.com
Smart Search
Snipp3t
Spreadsheet Keyboard
Sway.com
Translator
UrWeather
Windows Live Mail
Windows Live Writer
Windows Movie Maker
Windows Photo Gallery
Xbox and Windows Games published by Microsoft
Xbox Live
Xbox Music
Xbox Music Pass
Xbox Video
 

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I'm running out of popcorn.

No wonder they decided to release the OS practically in August when most people are on holiday, just like many governments around the world pass controversial legislation when nobody is looking: a buggy OS with highly controversial settings and features, some of which you can't opt out of.

And to think that people that are buying new PCs or making their own are paying for this in full. Not in one year, right now. And the others are trading the years of support they have on their current OS.
 

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works for me, I dont use any of the apps really so I couldn't care less about this honestly.
 
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Ha, I like that MS thinks any of the elements covered under the Services Agreement are worth pirating to begin with (or even using, personally).

Funny stuff.
 

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That is an unfair argument. Just because we dont like MS's new terms doesn't make us Pirates, anymore than being male makes me a chauvinist. Not everybody that wants privacy has something to hide.
Preeacch!!
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...terms now explicitly state Microsoft can release updates that could have some serious consequences. In the terms the company states it might, "download software updates or configuration changes, including those that prevent you from accessing the Services, playing counterfeit games, or using unauthorized hardware peripheral devices."
So, try to disable/uninstall that "service" and MS just turn it back on/reinstall it? MS has gone rogue.
 

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So, try to disable/uninstall that "service" and MS just turn it back on/reinstall it? MS has gone rogue.
You're reading that wrong. What it says is that Microsoft reserves the right to forcibly disable the service, not turn it back on.
 
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