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#26 ambralivio

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Posted 15 June 2015 - 06:17 PM

So the potential is there that MS could blacklist keys that are on systems that have upgraded to Windows 10. I don't think they will ever do such a thing and I wouldn't get worried about it.

 

This is my main doubt while, eventually, making a rollback from Win10 to the original OS (for example, back to Win 7 Home Premium).

 

Besides being blaclisted, the upgrade could make your system no more eligible for the re-activation of the previous operative system !!! 

At this point, you'd be locked in a "cul-de-sac", and be forced only to use the new Win10y.

 

A very unpleasant situation/condition, not only for the user himself but, mainly, with reference to Microsoft's reputation !!!  



#27 sixcentgeorge

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Posted 15 June 2015 - 06:54 PM

as win10 turns to be 'free' , i wonder why users still need keys and online-registration...

same for directx12...that i would like to use with win7...may be it ll be possible because it s a nice and useful update..



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Posted 15 June 2015 - 09:04 PM

This is my main doubt while, eventually, making a rollback from Win10 to the original OS (for example, back to Win 7 Home Premium).

 

Besides being blaclisted, the upgrade could make your system no more eligible for the re-activation of the previous operative system !!! 

At this point, you'd be locked in a "cul-de-sac", and be forced only to use the new Win10y.

 

It is likely that the upgrade to Windows 10 will disable/damage/erase the ability to use your original recovery partition if you happen to have one. This already has been found to be true if you had Windows 8 pre-installed and update to Windows 8.1 through the store. Your original recovery partition is no longer recognized as being valid and it wasn't like this at 8.1 GA either.

 

As I said, I doubt MS will disable existing activations. I know we can do the joke about how no one actually bought Windows 8 so there is no one who would complain. :heh:



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Posted 15 June 2015 - 10:34 PM

As I said, I doubt MS will disable existing activations. I know we can do the joke about how no one actually bought Windows 8 so there is no one who would complain. :heh:

 

Did you forget that Win10 was anticipated as being FREE:rofl:  :yahoo:  :clap:  :jump:

At this point I think that Win 10 is one of the best Microsoft's expedient (or probably a SCAM)   :juggler:  



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Posted 17 June 2015 - 02:13 PM

they would have to pay me to use W10, or W8/8.1, I dont care for W7 much either really. XP, XPx64, XPE, & POS2009 all work great for my M$ needs.
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Posted 31 August 2015 - 06:56 PM

After MSDos (most versions), Windows 3.1, Windows 95, Windows 98SE, Windows 2000, Windows Me, Windows XP, Windows 7 Pro finally moving to Windows 10 Pro - like it or loath it - I now have an up-to-date FREE Microsoft OS that supports 'my' relatively varied hardware platforms.

 

Could I really believe even 18 months ago that all my machines would be capable of receiving a FREE upgrade and are now running faster than before. From my relatively low powered Lenovo Thinkpad Edge 11 to my latest (5 year old PC Specialist) laptop.

 

Most(?) phone home data collection services have been disabled and I'm happy.

 

It's easy to have a go at MS at why/what there intentions really are with Windows 10 - I'm just happy they did it - god knows how long it took them to convince themselves internally before ever going public with such a departure from the norm for MS. There future path isn't going to be for everyone but I'd rather have a free copy of Windows 10 Pro than ever have a store card.  :eek:



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Posted 01 September 2015 - 12:38 PM

There is an old saying, "if you are not paying for a service, you are the service".

 

Meaning that being free is literally meaning that you pay with your privacy. Something that governments and corporations around the globe are willing to pay a wealth of money to acquire.

 

Some say that there is no need for privacy unless you are doing something wrong. Following the same order of ideas one can argue that exists no need for a lock inside each bathroom.

 

To remember, back in 1999 Microsoft was trying to track hardware running Windows and creating unique identification for each word document that was written, in practice this enabled to identify from which computer it had originally been drafted. It was quite a fight to stop them from doing it: https://web.archive....custletter2.htm

 

Right now it is just plain worse, and no reaction occurs. :(



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Posted 01 September 2015 - 01:39 PM

they would have to pay me to use W10, or W8/8.1, I dont care for W7 much either really. XP, XPx64, XPE, & POS2009 all work great for my M$ needs.

 

I fully agree to your opinion. I personally have XP x86 for development and daily use like e-mail., skype, word (Office 2002) documents etc.

 

But I more and more get to know that many potent manufactorers accept the M$ strategy.

 

E.g new Oracle java and virtualbox versions complain during installation that it might give troubles on my ice-age host software.

 

Peter


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