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Standard User MrTAToad2
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 22-Oct-12 23:48:37
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Re: Windows 8 Non-upgrade


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Yes, I had problems with so called "upgrades" - the worst of it that leaves extra rubbish on your hard drive. Its bad enough at the moment, but the former system is even worse.

so if you buy a OEM for a new build and then want to transfer it say in a couple of years to another machine you are stumped.

Not really, you could do the internet activation okay for a few few goes, but then had to phone and get a new code that way...

By the way, what can be done with (legal) copies of Windows 7 that won't be used any more ? I'll may be sending my CD's for LD2 and a few others to Gabe, and let him deal with it, so I may send mine to someone at Microsoft UK, seeing as they dont like them being sold on eBay (which is very annoying).

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Standard User NICK_ADSL_UK
(fountain of knowledge) Tue 23-Oct-12 10:37:47
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Re: Windows 8 Non-upgrade


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Is it possible to force Windows 8 to always boot to the desktop system rather than having to click on a tile to do it ?

this guide from the very talented ashraf is good let us know how it goes
i will be posting my selection of tools for windows 8 at the weekend

http://dottech.org/76495/how-to-automatically-go-to-...

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Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Tue 23-Oct-12 10:47:37
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It was copied from here http://helpdeskgeek.com/windows-8/boot-windows-8-to-...


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Standard User zyborg47
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 23-Oct-12 17:42:08
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Re: Windows 8 Non-upgrade


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Yes, I had problems with so called "upgrades" - the worst of it that leaves extra rubbish on your hard drive. Its bad enough at the moment, but the former system is even worse.

so if you buy a OEM for a new build and then want to transfer it say in a couple of years to another machine you are stumped.

Not really, you could do the internet activation okay for a few few goes, but then had to phone and get a new code that way...

By the way, what can be done with (legal) copies of Windows 7 that won't be used any more ? I'll may be sending my CD's for LD2 and a few others to Gabe, and let him deal with it, so I may send mine to someone at Microsoft UK, seeing as they dont like them being sold on eBay (which is very annoying).



The OEM licence was that you could use it on one machine and it was not transferable to another machine and as far as i know MS have not changed that.

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Standard User MrTAToad2
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 23-Oct-12 18:48:42
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But do they check ? tongue

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(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 23-Oct-12 18:57:10
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It depends if you are extracting the urine.

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(legend) Tue 23-Oct-12 19:10:23
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You mean like, when you activate it?


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(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 23-Oct-12 19:12:09
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Well, they give you the option to phone (and force you to after several activations), but as long as the code you give them is valid and legal, what can they do ?

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(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 23-Oct-12 19:13:52
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Would depend on how desperate you are...

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Standard User zyborg47
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 23-Oct-12 21:21:42
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But do they check ? tongue


They did with XP, i know someone who got a OEM version of XP because their hard drive failed and the disk that came with the computer did not work. Anyway, we updated the machine a couple of years later, new motherboard, new CPU and it did windows XP would not install again and no matter how we tried it did not work.

Windows 8 , like windows 7 will have better protection, I presume windows 8 will still come with the silly MS activation rubbish.
i made a image of my hard drive, so i never have to activate again if i need to reinstall, unless I change computers.

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