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: Hm, what to think of this?
by abraxas on Fri 24th Sep 2010 22:08 UTC in reply to "Hm, what to think of this?"
abraxas
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As for crackability, this could be done pretty much 100% secure.


Famous last words.

Seriously though you should really reflect on what you're about to say before making a statement like that. A free upgrade is enticing and will surely draw a lot of attention to cracking the Intel upgrade security. The problem with "100% secure" guarantees is that while something can theoretically be "100% secure" the devil is in the details. A lot of security schemes are broken because of poor implementation not poor cryptography.

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