Re: my windows 8.1 release preview observations
I am going to be getting a copy of windows 7 home premium soon from my friends dad. He changed from pc to mac. The copy has only been activated once or twice, so I would be good there. The problem with windows 8 is that you can't reactivate the copy if it detects major hardware changes like motherboard for example unlike windows 7 where they send you a 25 alpha numeric key that you call in to microsoft and get a reply of same to enter to reactivate. What windows 8 does is ask you to buy a new key instead of free reactivation. And since most of us are hardware upgraders, something that all of us should know. And since Windows 8 can't be reactivated after major changes, you have to buy a new OEM copy or key since MS won't sell retail full versions either for some odd reason. They probably know that it wouldn't sell well either when common users find out that they would have to buy new copies every time their hardware friend changed hardware in their custom built pc.
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