Windows 8 preinstalled licenses, AKA OA2.2 and OA3.0

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by Yen, Jun 20, 2012.

  1. colinzim

    colinzim MDL Senior Member

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    Stannieman MDL Guru

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    Maybe KMS changed a bit and the keygen needs a fix?

    BTW, why does there need to be a key in msdm, isn't the hash alone enough? It's unique for each machine so the only effect of using a key is that they run out of keys faster. They could have just kept the master key and only check for the hash.
     
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    Of course KMS is going to be broken, until Win8/Server2012 KMS keys are available.
     
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    If they really wanted to secure it, I imagine they could use OTPROM. Only way to get around that would be to physically replace the IC, which would involve SMC rework, putting it out of reach for the masses.

    Unless of course you used some kind of mini hypervisor.
     
  7. Yen

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    No extra hardware (chip). Key will be injected into the firmware which is located at its own chip.
    To digitally sign would be a sufficient and a cheep way to protect
     
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  8. Tito

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    Its a generic dummy key; first found in a HP notebook.

    ;)
     
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    For the experts:
    hxxp://article.gmane.org/gmane.linux.kernel/1319543
     
  10. Yen

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    Thanks.
    But actually secureboot is no matter of OA. It might be interesing for loaders. :)
     
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  11. aids23

    aids23 MDL Novice

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    It is a well detailed explanation. Thanks for the post, it really helps.
     
  12. HelFritz

    HelFritz MDL Novice

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    I also say thanks for the very informative post.

    But now comes a simple question, which I am curious about (since we all know, that OA2.2 would make things a lot easier): What exactly do you gain / lose when using Windows Server 2012 over Windows 8?
    If Windows Server 2012 is just a super-set (i.e. extension) to Windows 8 with server features - obviously nobody would care doing that... specifically: what about performance on desktop apps / games? Can you use every desktop program on Server 2012, which you can use on Windows 8?

    Thanks for entlightening me. Have a nice day.
     
  13. RanCorX2

    RanCorX2 MDL Addicted

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    so how does windows 8 activation compare to windows 7? have they got rid of that genuine advantage thing?
     
  14. PaulDesmond

    PaulDesmond MDL Magnet

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    No, they got rid of the Pay Nots, as far as the situation shows :D
     
  15. RanCorX2

    RanCorX2 MDL Addicted

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    got rid of the what?
     
  16. urie

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    Pay Nots, he means Not Pay For.
     
  17. Rickkins

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    Does that mean it will be uncrackable...???

    Just outta curiosity, of course, cuz I would never....:p
     
  18. burfadel

    burfadel MDL EXE>MSP/CAB

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    It won't be uncrackable, it will just be harder to do so. Likewise with Office 2012. Not that I would do such a thing :aglerks: :g: