Windows 10 new activation method

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by victorios, Jun 5, 2015.

  1. victorios

    victorios MDL Member

    Oct 26, 2012
  2. Chibi ANUBIS

    Chibi ANUBIS MDL Chibi Developer

    Apr 28, 2014
    Thanks for the share :)
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  3. coromonadalix

    coromonadalix MDL Senior Member

    Jul 21, 2009
    yeah fine pfff here we go again

    If you change anything in your computer, the signature will fail ...... i have 10 swappable hdd, and it was a real problem with me in the past for other softwares, had to ditch them.
  4. nexus76

    nexus76 MDL Addicted

    Jan 25, 2009
    Hey, come on, "It's still the desktop you love.", don't forget about that *LOL*
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  5. MrG

    MrG MDL Addicted

    May 31, 2010
    This seems to be very confusing for a person w/ several MSDN keys that is good for 10 activations each.
    I suppose those keys have something in the key #'s that allows this to slide by.
  6. BigW

    BigW MDL Member

    Apr 25, 2010
    #6 BigW, Jun 5, 2015
    Last edited: Jun 5, 2015
    Well one thing is and was always clear. You don't pay for the iso, DVD, download or any other fancy way to get the installation files of Windows to your PC. You pay for the right to use Windows (= Software License) You basically make a contract with MS where you pay MS some money to be allowed to use the software. You own basically nothing. That's at least the way every magna carta based law systems (= anglican law) sees it. In this system you only can own something you pysically can crab with your hands. A [put in a fancy way to get the files to the user] is not what you "buy" and only the software license permits you to use the [put in a fancy way to get the files to the user] to install the software to your PC.

    To be on topic: MS stated if you have a valid software-license of Windows 8.1 or Windows 7 you can upgrade to Windows 10 for free (the first year) For most people this software-license comes with the PC they buy (=OEM-license) and the price for it is calculated into the price of the PC and think Windows apeared magically on there PC before they bought them. They think of a PC like a TV-set with Internet and Office and have no concepts of Windows beeing a OS or what Windows is needed for.

    Most of the things now are circulating about activation of Windows 10 is wild specualtion and almost unbased rumors because nobody has activated a Windows 10 RTM yet. It's not even finished completly! So stop to speculate!
  7. wladw

    wladw MDL Member

    May 7, 2015
    We REALLY must stop these useless discutions about "educating" W10 until 29 July:D,coz we don't have enough info about it...yet.
  8. sevenacids

    sevenacids MDL Addicted

    Aug 17, 2012
    #9 sevenacids, Jun 8, 2015
    Last edited: Jun 8, 2015
    AFAIK and from what Gabe told us so far, there will be downloadable ISOs for clean installation and no keys because once Windows 10 is activated during the upgrade, it will be activated on the device and also reactivate on a clean install without a specific key. No need for further speculation and digging up the licensing/(re-)activation question again and again and again until there is clear information from Microsoft. Sheesh.