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What is Windows 8 “Genuine Center”?

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    What is Windows 8 “Genuine Center”?


    What is Windows 8 “Genuine Center”?

    April 12, 2011 | Mike Halsey MVP

    Images have surfaced on winfuture.de of a new Genuine Center in early builds of Windows 8. This appears, for the moment, to simply be a single place accessible from the Action Center where a user can check if their copy of Windows is genuine, enter or change their product key and activate it.
    This does seem a lot of effort to go to, just to replace features that already exist in a perfectly usable form, so I would like to know what intentions Microsoft have for this ‘new’ feature.




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    What is Windows 8 “Genuine Center”?

    Well ,it's obvious - new, revised Activation and Genuine validation Center!
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    It seems that not everyone agrees with you including the author of the article

    With every new Windows release Microsoft will inevitably look again at product activation and other anti-piracy technologies in the operating system and tweak things. This could simply be the next evolutino of that though I can’t help but feel they have other and bigger plans for it.
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