So what do you loose when windows 8.1 is not activated ?

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by MonsterMMORPG, Oct 4, 2013.

  1. MonsterMMORPG

    MonsterMMORPG MDL Member

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    I installed it on my laptop

    It works awesome so far. I have SSD on laptop by the way.

    I see watermark but it is not very problem for me.

    So other than watermark do you loose any feature ?

    Performance etc ?
     
  2. coleoptere2007

    coleoptere2007 MDL Guru

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    Performance a related to hardware, so no, but PC settings can not be modified for example. ;)
     
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  3. MSDNAA

    MSDNAA MDL Senior Member

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    #3 MSDNAA, Oct 4, 2013
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    It's very much like using a Shareware program, where you won't have access to many Windows Features. Nothing more, nothing less.
     
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  4. Marko93

    Marko93 MDL Novice

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    You just loose Metro (and lockscreen) background and profile personalization. So nothing important, I use it that way too, everything works great.
     
  5. Mutagen

    Mutagen MDL Addicted

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    Weird, I haven't lost anything that I can see. I am logged in with my MS account. Naturally, the watermark remains. And every once in a while (once a day, sometimes more) I am interrupted with a MS version of a nag screen, telling me I need to activate it. I am running it on an external USB 80GB Intel SSD. The only programs installed are Avast!, Bitcasa and CCleaner. Still have 56GB free.
     
  6. EFA11

    EFA11 Avatar Guru

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    Most people that pass through here, lose their mind when they cannot activate Win8.1.
     
  7. Mutagen

    Mutagen MDL Addicted

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    Well, I wish that I could claim losing my mind as recently as Windows 8.1, but alas, I can not.
     
  8. Marko93

    Marko93 MDL Novice

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    Volume License version doesn't even get that nag screen. I'm running 8.1 VL Pro, and the only thing that I see is that watermark. Nothing "bothers" me other than that, cause i don't need personalization anyway.
     
  9. tinux

    tinux MDL Junior Member

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    keep it simple we don't MS to make every option unavailable as in a demo program (lol).
     
  10. murphy78

    murphy78 MDL DISM Enthusiast

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    It's spelled 'Lose'.
     
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  11. MonsterMMORPG

    MonsterMMORPG MDL Member

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    well i am also using it in my laptop for a while

    working great

    thanks for the answers :D
     
  12. natostanco

    natostanco MDL Novice

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    Well, f**k me for not installing VL version than, do you think I can switch to it without reinstalling the OS? That FULLSCREEN popup is freaking annoying!
     
  13. janzen

    janzen MDL Junior Member

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    I'm running 8.1 VL Pro as well, but I do see the nag screen occasionally.
    But it does not hurt..
     
  14. Jessica Alba

    Jessica Alba MDL Expert

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    windows 8.1 enterprise only watermark no nag screen:)
     
  15. Fraggy

    Fraggy MDL Addicted

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    Windows 8.1 Pro activated, no nag screen, no watermark. What about buying an actual key? Hacktivators suck, and there's no KMS at the moment :p
     
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  16. boss1921

    boss1921 MDL Novice

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    even though it's not directly related to OS functionality... you can't activate Office VL as it relies on win 8.1 activation.
     
  17. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    Wrong, you can activate Office 2013 on not-activated Windows 8.1. Also licensing of both retail & VL editions of Office 2013 relies on Windows licensing module.
     
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  18. boss1921

    boss1921 MDL Novice

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    ... can't activate office 15 with kms activators if on win 8.1.
    my apologies...should have been more clear.
     
  19. PaulDesmond

    PaulDesmond MDL Magnet

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    office 15 is bundled to V6 and therefore you cannot activate on 8.1
     
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  20. tejaskudva

    tejaskudva MDL Novice

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    Can we use the apps and i hope windows will not crash and data loss will not occur pls answer thanks in advance