Microsoft will change activation for Windows 9

Microsoft will change activation for Windows 9

Microsoft has always had one major problem and this is software piracy and piracy of Microsoft Windows in particular. The corporation has spent years perfecting systems that protect its Windows OS from being pirated but in most cases the measures taken have not been that effective. Now the US corporation plans something entirely new for its upcoming Windows 9 OS and that is an activation system that may put an end to Windows piracy.

In a few words the Redmond company will do away with software keys. Starting with Windows 9 users will have to use a Microsoft Store account in order to activate Windows 9 and keep it valid. The entire procedure works like this – after you log into Microsoft Store and pay for Windows you will get to download a generic install disc image. After you install Windows, your computer hardware specs are logged with Microsoft and then Windows stays activated. When you change your hardware or you want to install Windows on another computer you have to untie your current computer from your online license, install the operating system on a new computer and then Windows will stop working on your old computer ensuring that the copy you have runs on one machine only.

Windows 9 is expected in H1 2015 and this time the new Windows release will bring the Start menu back to the delight of millions of people around the globe.

Source: Techpowerup

Related posts

ASUS presents ARES III video card

ASUS presents ARES III video card

3D graphics fans have found themselves in a tough situation lately – in the quest for more power they can either choose the latest AMD Radeon R9 285 graphics solution or wait for the upcoming but yet unannounced new NVIDIA graphics cards. Or they can get one of the new ASUS ARES III video...

Microsoft extends some Windows XP support

The longest-lived Microsoft operating system – Windows XP – has quite surprisingly received some fresh air with Microsoft announcing it will keep on providing updates to Microsoft security products intended to run under Windows XP. Previously the US software giant planned to end all Windows...

Sony to drop Ericsson name out of the brand in 2012

As Sony acquired Ericsson’s stake in Sony-Ericsson in October 2011 many analysts expected that the Japanese giant will soon put an end to all Swedish connections. It appears that this speculation will finally come true as Sony announced the end of the Sony-Ericsson brand. The brand name...

Leave a comment