slightly off center
From what I read with OA 2.1, that Windows 7 uses, it does not activate online. It looks like the new OA 3.0, that Windows 8 uses, does though. cluberti obviously knows a lot more about it than I do. Times they are a changing.
Thanks for the detail (I now know it's called OA 3.0).
I just tried to describe how it all went the first day of usage.
The good news is that it went pretty well. The only time for long faces was when I compared the procedure with the one Win7 was using (OA 2.1).
The only PC with Windows 8 preinstalled on it that I have had my hands on has been on display at Staples. And that one was tethered to the desk. It doesn't surprise me much though, to find out that even preinstalled OEM versions now activate online too.
I'm sure the 40$ limited time offer is an attempt to sway some of those that would otherwise try to pirate Windows 8.
- Windows 10 Education 64 Bit
- Computer type
- System Manufacturer/Model
- AMD Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition Deneb 3.7GHz
- ASUS M4N68T-M V2 µATX Motherboard
- 8GB 4GBx2 Kingston PC10600 DDR3 1333 Memory
- Graphics Card(s)
- NVIDIA Geforce GT640 2 Gig DDR3 PCIe
- Sound Card
- VIA VT1708s High Definition Audio 8-channel Onboard
- Monitor(s) Displays
- 22" LG E2242 1080p and 2 19" I-INC AG191D
- Screen Resolution
- 1280x1024 - 1920x1080 - 1280x1024
- Hard Drives
- Crucial MX100 256 GB SSD and 500 GB WD Blue SATA
- Thermaltake TR 620
- Power Up Black ATX Mid-Tower Case
- Stock heatsink fan
- Logitech Wireless K350 Wave
- Logitech M570 Trackball and T650 TouchPad
- Internet Speed
- 80 Mbps Down 30 Mbps Up
- Internet Explorer 11
- Windows Defender
- Other Info
- HP DVD1040e Lightscribe - External USB2