The same "Windows 10 Generic Product Key" for millions of PCs and Laptops: Threat?

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  1. TecMan

    TecMan MDL Member

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    #1 TecMan, Aug 11, 2015
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    Hi Friends:

    With the news that I just realized that my desktop and my laptop have the same Product Key for Windows 10 Pro. At first I thought it was a mistake, but after checking, I can to confirm that they have the same Product Key.

    Reflections and Questions:

    1. Microsoft at any time can to deactivate the Generic Product Key for Windows 10 Pro and thus to deactivate millions of PCs and Laptops...that was the strategy?...thus will force us to pay for the software, if we want to keep it, after one year?

    2. What are the implicit and explicit risks that millions of PCs and laptops have the same Product Key?

    Thanks in advance for your comments …

    TecMan
     
  2. roxtedy

    roxtedy MDL Novice

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    I dont think so....My notebook had windows 8.1 genuine. I upgraded for free and I have Generic Key now. How they could deactivate the Generic Product key? I would say, that activation will only checked throught HW info...
     
  3. ZaForD

    ZaForD MDL Expert

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    If MS wanted to de-activate any version of Windows they could do it with a windows update.
    The fact that almost every W10 install has the same keys, just puts it on to the same plan as Enterprises have been using for years.
     
  4. freiwald

    freiwald MDL Member

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    you don't need a key to activate anymore. not even to install. it will just put one generic install key into your windows install. there is no need to block it for ms cause the key isn't even valid for activation anyway so there is nothing to deactivate. your activation is bound to your hardware id
     
  5. kimvn

    kimvn MDL Junior Member

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    so, how many times can I re-activated Windows 10 on same HW (3 times ? 10 times ? or more ?)
     
  6. arifkarim

    arifkarim MDL Member

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    1000+ rearms
     
  7. AzTec

    AzTec MDL Member

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    M$ are jus following the lead of software manufacturing by using hardware id's instead, same diff...just different method, so when they want too get you after a year, :31: THEY GOT YA :weep:
     
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  8. Dolorous Edd

    Dolorous Edd MDL Expert

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    It's not threat at all, or no more so than any other key.
     
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  9. EFA11

    EFA11 Avatar Guru

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    I fear there is much fear in here.
     
  10. Oz

    Oz MDL Expert

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    Why are you all butting in, question was for Threat ;)
     
  11. Dolorous Edd

    Dolorous Edd MDL Expert

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    ????????:confused::confused::confused:
     
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  12. EFA11

    EFA11 Avatar Guru

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    lmao!!

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  13. manhtom

    manhtom MDL Junior Member

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    #13 manhtom, Aug 11, 2015
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    If Microsoft deactivate Generic Product Key for Win10 Pro, millions of people will be very angry, especially Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 genuine users. These people will complain to Microsoft, Microsoft will lost the reputation. :) And Microsoft managed activation by HWID, not by product key, so you enter a blocked key, the machine still be activated. So I think that Microsoft can't deactivate millions PCs using Windows 10