Exclusive: Windows 8 contains new product activation method
Information on the new Windows 8 OEM activation that is covered by an Non Disclosure Agreement (DNA) has been leaked to the internet. The new product activation standard is called OEM Activiaton 3.0 (OA 3.0) and should provide benefits over OA 2.1 , used in Windows 7.
It enables OEMs to digitally order and receive product keys and to report computer information to Microsoft. It also enables activation of software on specific hardware. This means Windows 8 can be activated in the factory, so users can receive pre-activated Windows 8 computers. (More screenshots can be found on the forums here)
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7 Comments on Exclusive: Windows 8 contains new product activation method
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- Posted on: 03 Aug 12 15:05
That IS where we all live, yes? I love that "better user experience"...
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- Posted on: 04 Aug 12 00:33
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- Posted on: 04 Aug 12 01:38
Well, at least this feature will be something exciting for those up for a challenge in breaking the product activation.
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- Posted on: 07 Aug 12 04:32
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- Posted on: 07 Aug 12 14:33
Since Win7 installs a hundred extra unusable fonts, maybe MS will then activate some of those (Ishtar Sumarian Serif Inverted Italics Bold) as perma-screen fonts, too - so you can't realize what's happened until you've bought their new WinForIdiots series, then discovered you've just missed the rollback date option.
Well... realistically... this can't possibly happen until Win9, right?
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- Posted on: 15 Aug 12 20:00
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- Posted on: 15 Aug 12 23:37
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