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    Microsoft Changes Windows 8 Activation Policy To Curb The Rampant Piracy

    Gizmodo has the info here.
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    From your link

    In all likelihood, users who buy a new computer and are unhappy with Windows 8's tablet-y interface may very well look into pirating older versions of the OS.
    That's one heck of an assumption.

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    I cannot say I agree with the whole article, but the general theme is putting the onus on the OEM's to have unique keys for each PC rather than a generic key for many PC's. I'm wondering if this will allow a person to use their licensed OEM edition on different H/W since each PC will have unique keys.
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    Still sounds like the existing OEM licence where it is tied to a PC.

    However, we ain't really going to know until it goes live and people start complaining about the inability to transfer the licence to a new PC.

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    So true. Basically MS is trying to make it harder for their S/W to be pirated. Can't say I blame them. Pirated S/W costs everyone more IMO. MS has to charge more to help their bottom line and satisfy their investors, we seem to get an influx of people having problems because their pirated S/W has problems or malware attached and some of the torrent sites propagate malware, thus infecting many more PC's worldwide.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Myers View Post
    So true. Basically MS is trying to make it harder for their S/W to be pirated. Can't say I blame them. Pirated S/W costs everyone more IMO. MS has to charge more to help their bottom line and satisfy their investors, we seem to get an influx of people having problems because their pirated S/W has problems or malware attached and some of the torrent sites propagate malware, thus infecting many more PC's worldwide.
    I think the commenter under the article, IToasterman, had it figured out.

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