What´s the point of using old certs?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by will5, Aug 2, 2009.

  1. will5

    will5 MDL Member

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    Well, what do you think about this?

    Why MS allows old certs to work on win 7? There is related to upgrade program?

    Or they are just lazy to give new certs?
     
  2. hard_rook

    hard_rook MDL Novice

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    maybe for the consumers to be able to upgrade from Vista to Win7. just my two cents:cool:
     
  3. bgage

    bgage MDL Senior Member

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    Well I guess they rather focused on the OS stability and features rather than activation.. since if they research new activation will easily beaten anyway... so why bother :p
     
  4. Hawkeyi

    Hawkeyi MDL Novice

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    Because if it was too easy everyone would be doing it.
     
  5. 911medic

    911medic MDL Guru

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    Who is to say they will work on the final OEM releases.....:D:p

    The RTM is to allow the OEMs to adjust accordingly, correct?

    They still have the option to change a few files that affect activation for the final public release. Certainly if the whole scheme is finished and just needs to be implemented.
     
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  6. will5

    will5 MDL Member

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    #6 will5, Aug 2, 2009
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    But... manufacturers need to test systems... we are 70-80 days away from public availability...

    Maybe 60 from international channels distribution...

    And maybe 40 or less from manufacturers with systems ready to ship :rolleyes:

    And maybe less from OEM disk get pressed

    One single bug could make recalls, or similar options, that manufacturers are not happy to deal with :)
     
  7. oddx

    oddx MDL Novice

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    appears that if the cert matches the slic it works on all if you use a slp key for that os. just the slic version matters. might be wrong but the old dell cert and slic 2.1 activates the same on win7, w2k8, vista.