Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 19th Sep 2010 20:32 UTC, submitted by sawboss
Intel On a Windows Vista or Vindows 7 disk, all versions of the operating system are present, from Starter to Ultimate, and everything in between. So, if you want too upgrade to a more capable version of Windows down the road, all you need to do is pop the Windows disk in, let Windows Anytime Upgrade do its thing, and you're done. It seems like Intel is experimenting with a similar technology... For its processors.
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RE: Good
by vivainio on Sun 19th Sep 2010 20:59 UTC in reply to "Good"
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2008-12-26

AMD could use the added market share

I don't see that happening.

Hack like this allows intel to be more flexible with their prices - possibly making cheap CPUs cheaper, since the can expect $50 extra soon for all sales (and as such better compete with AMD on low end).

I also think it should be quite possible to do this in secure fashion - there is impenetrable hardware involved.

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