Did M$ give up on piracy?

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by nuhkka, Jul 27, 2015.

  1. nuhkka

    nuhkka MDL Member

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    From what I've read you can activate VL Win10 versions with the same KMS technique as Windows 8. I think even the Win 8 Toolkit works on Win 10. You'd think they would have found a way to stop KMS piracy like they did Loaders but I guess they gave up :g:.
     
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  2. murphy78

    murphy78 MDL DISM Enthusiast

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    Maybe they realized that being able to track the pirates was a lot better than having everyone on different versions of windows spreading bad rumors about their new version.
    I.E. they bribed us not to trash talk Win10.
    It's working, IMO :)
     
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  3. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    Windows on a Billion Devices ... would know no other way to achieve this :cool2:.
     
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  4. Pyr3x

    Pyr3x MDL Junior Member

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    I have been avoiding bringing the subject up for fear they might catch it and be reminded that they forgot to slip it in, then one forced update later and we are all on KMS 7....
     
  5. murphy78

    murphy78 MDL DISM Enthusiast

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    I think they knew from the point that they changed the activation to the new hwid system that they had this in mind.
    This is very intentional IMO.
     
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  6. gooface

    gooface MDL Novice

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    Yeah I am wondering how long KMS activated systems will work... I wonder if this will all change on the 29th...
     
  7. MS_User

    MS_User MDL Guru

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    check back in two days;)
     
  8. murphy78

    murphy78 MDL DISM Enthusiast

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    Calling it now: Activation Amnesty
     
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  9. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    .... 'Piracy Grace Period' :cool2:.
     
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  10. Hackeur

    Hackeur MDL Senior Member

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    We are not "pirates"!! We do all the marketing to spread the good word about Windoze 10 and We are the first ones to point out the flaws and shortcomings of this new OS! M$ is actually grateful for all this "testing" in the wild... :D
     
  11. Anoop Rajasekharan

    Anoop Rajasekharan MDL Junior Member

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    Microsoft now want to penetrate to more and more peoples and they are betting more on the cloud business.If every thing happens as they planed may be next year Windows 10 Community edition.
     
  12. jupier2k

    jupier2k MDL Member

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    more like now MS just find out how much $$$ they have really lost !!
    on Jul29 pirated upgrade will get a real surprise ha ha!!
     
  13. Anoop Rajasekharan

    Anoop Rajasekharan MDL Junior Member

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    More likely make os free and make money from cloud service
     
  14. Hadron-Curious

    Hadron-Curious MDL Guru

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    As a Windows Insider, I think Microsoft has granted me the right to do anything with Windows 10 as I like. The freedom is like the open source.
     
  15. phrunt

    phrunt MDL Addicted

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    well they were giving it to the Chinese pirates for free were they not? Then why not give it to all the pirates for free. They're going to end up with a free copy anyway. If they get them all hooked up on Windows 10 they can reclaim their market dominance with figures that show a massive uptake on Windows 10, something they've struggled with on other more recent operating systems.
     
  16. Blackmajik

    Blackmajik MDL Novice

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    Microsoft lost billions in Q4 and seems to be loosing grip on the OS market. I remember years ago when Microsoft was king and now other tech companies have rivaled and surpassed them. Maybe Microsoft is letting it slide in hopes to gain back some market share in the OS division since people who don't want to pay for it, won't and activations have always been defeated. If more people stay or join the world of Windows, they may have a chance to survive. Sounds quirky but I've heard that piracy of Windows back in the early versions is what lead to the dominance of the OS.
     
  17. Puremin0rez

    Puremin0rez MDL Member

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    Piracy is good for most things, Applications and OS included.

    It gets people using your product and if they end up liking it, they'll probably buy it just for convenience of updates and support. I know that's what I do with pretty much everything. Demos may not exist these days, but I make my own demo.
     
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  18. Don

    Don MDL Expert

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    They never lost their market dominance.
     
  19. gacelasa

    gacelasa MDL Novice

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    #19 gacelasa, Jul 27, 2015
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    They were born stealing or better said, deceiving those who conceived MSDOS. Are large by which dominate throughout, there is always people who purchase their licenses. And all when you buy a new PC without knowing we paid a fee to microsoft.. The companies by fear buy licenses, not least those that should, but they buy. If they prevent piracy people moves to other alternatives, which are now stronger than before. It is no longer only linux, Android is also, as well as replicas of android. If they charge and prevent the free use, people little by little will begin to move, or have already done so, to open systems. It is not best left hack and continue to operate the park desktop systems?
     
  20. Hadron-Curious

    Hadron-Curious MDL Guru

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    He is possibly talking about the mobile sector. The market share has remained stagnant for sometime and the over $7 billion pay-off for Nokia is responsible for that quarter lost.