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Windows 8 RTM has leaked

  1. #11


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    I don't know, I'll wait a bit further until someone leaks a TechNet build (if there isn't a key needed before install) and we'll see. I have a suspicion that the leaked RTM isn't the actual RTM per se, but just a build in the RTM branch. Who know, the final code might had been finalized on July 29th for all we know....

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  2. #12


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Love me some leaks!

    But shoot, this leak will DEMAND a key at setup.....me wonders if upgrade install will work...
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  3. #13


    Hafnarfjörður IS
    Posts : 4,376
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Love me some leaks!

    But shoot, this leak will DEMAND a key at setup.....me wonders if upgrade install will work...
    Hi there - It doesn't -- Enterprise version doesn't seem to want to -- also for Enterprise the "Rearm" trick works 1000 times -- Win 7 only works 3.

    I know a lot of people aren't the most bright - but if it had needed a product key at setup somebody would have mentioned it before the torrent downloading numbers became (and still are) huge. !!!

    If you want to risk it just install. It's an Enterprise version so eventually you'll need a proper license server or individual unique key from Ms to activate permanently. In any case I'd install this on a Virtual Machine first.

    Note also that the PROD.INI file you used to get with a trial key (enter the value in prod.ini into the serial number) doesn't exist any more -- Finally as far as I can glean from "unspecified sources" Ms have decided that keys will be uniquely assigned on INDIVIDUAL downloads so this should stop a lot of piracy (won't stop the "pros" of course but it will stop 99.9% of "Casual piracy" if you understand what I mean.

    They should have taken this approach YEARS ago -- seems obvious to me -- tie in a unique serial number to each purchase --this serial number to be uniquely stored APART from the key rather than do the whole kybosh with "Product ID's " or whatever.

    They could easily include a unique scrambled GUID into each copy of Windows and link this to some identifying data so they could easily find out the source of the piracy.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    Last edited by jimbo45; 05 Aug 2012 at 03:35.
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  4. #14


    Posts : 51
    Windows 8 RP x64


    Not for the company





    Downloading it RIGHT NOW




    I GET UP TO 30 MBPS WHAT THE HECK
    I never experienced more than 9 Mbps while using 100 Mbps


    update: nah, just temporary
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  5. #15


    Norway
    Posts : 29
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and Windows 8 Enterprise N x64
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  6. #16


    Hopefully we can get the Pro version
    I wouldn't want to waste a download of Enterprise as I certainly am not planning on sticking with it xD
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  7. #17


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8


    Just a thought - has anyone been brave / stupid enough to attempt to buy a legitimate key from Windows 8 Pro? For me if I click buy a key it quotes me £49.99 and something like £11 if I want a dvd and asks for billing details
    Would be a great coup - people who pirate it are being offered the option to buy a legit key from windows before release at a slightly more expensive price than the known offer in a few months... (But get a full activated copy today..)
    Last edited by chessdragon136; 05 Aug 2012 at 15:00.
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  8. #18


    Quote Originally Posted by Gornot View Post
    Hopefully we can get the Pro version
    I wouldn't want to waste a download of Enterprise as I certainly am not planning on sticking with it xD
    I suspect the Pro version won't install without a product key. I'm not sure, but I believe that ability is an Enterprise thing. I could be wrong, though.

    I installed the Enterprise version just to see the final Desktop UI in action, and a couple of other things - I want to make sure they didn't screw up my tweaks between Release Preview and the final RTM. So far, so good, and the Desktop UI isn't that bad - no Aero on the taskbar and no Glass transparency on title bars - I can live with that.

    Onward...
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  9. #19


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Love me some leaks!

    But shoot, this leak will DEMAND a key at setup.....me wonders if upgrade install will work...
    Hi there - It doesn't -- Enterprise version doesn't seem to want to -- also for Enterprise the "Rearm" trick works 1000 times -- Win 7 only works 3.

    I know a lot of people aren't the most bright - but if it had needed a product key at setup somebody would have mentioned it before the torrent downloading numbers became (and still are) huge. !!!

    If you want to risk it just install. It's an Enterprise version so eventually you'll need a proper license server or individual unique key from Ms to activate permanently. In any case I'd install this on a Virtual Machine first.

    Note also that the PROD.INI file you used to get with a trial key (enter the value in prod.ini into the serial number) doesn't exist any more -- Finally as far as I can glean from "unspecified sources" Ms have decided that keys will be uniquely assigned on INDIVIDUAL downloads so this should stop a lot of piracy (won't stop the "pros" of course but it will stop 99.9% of "Casual piracy" if you understand what I mean.

    They should have taken this approach YEARS ago -- seems obvious to me -- tie in a unique serial number to each purchase --this serial number to be uniquely stored APART from the key rather than do the whole kybosh with "Product ID's " or whatever.

    They could easily include a unique scrambled GUID into each copy of Windows and link this to some identifying data so they could easily find out the source of the piracy.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    Oh you can rearm it more than 3 times?! FANTASTIC! Then I can use it over the Release Preview! Them sounds are cool!
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  10. #20


    Posts : 207
    Windows 8.1 update 1 Pro X64 with WMC


    Quote Originally Posted by sgage View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Gornot View Post
    Hopefully we can get the Pro version
    I wouldn't want to waste a download of Enterprise as I certainly am not planning on sticking with it xD
    I suspect the Pro version won't install without a product key. I'm not sure, but I believe that ability is an Enterprise thing. I could be wrong, though.

    I installed the Enterprise version just to see the final Desktop UI in action, and a couple of other things - I want to make sure they didn't screw up my tweaks between Release Preview and the final RTM. So far, so good, and the Desktop UI isn't that bad - no Aero on the taskbar and no Glass transparency on title bars - I can live with that.

    Onward...
    yes need a product key for pro but there about if you look not gonna post any here got it installed on mine to try it and got media center too will certainly be buying it when it available
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