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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i can't imagine...
by Bully on Sun 19th Sep 2010 21:44 UTC
Bully
Member since:
2006-04-07

That they can make it so that it can't be cracked/unlocked by some sort of mod-chip.
After all if Intel can unlock features, they why wouldn't others be able to.

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RE: i can't imagine...
by jack_perry on Sun 19th Sep 2010 23:20 in reply to "i can't imagine..."
jack_perry Member since:
2005-07-06

After all if Intel can unlock features, they why wouldn't others be able to.


Patents.

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RE[2]: i can't imagine...
by darknexus on Mon 20th Sep 2010 00:49 in reply to "RE: i can't imagine..."
darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

"After all if Intel can unlock features, they why wouldn't others be able to.


Patents.
"

Ah yes, because crackers just care so very much about patents.

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RE: i can't imagine...
by f0dder on Wed 22nd Sep 2010 17:38 in reply to "i can't imagine..."
f0dder Member since:
2009-08-05

If they implement it right, it can be done pretty much unbreakable. Good luck trying to intercept internal CPU logic that doesn't communicate across the bus; sure, initial transfer of "unlock key" goes across a bus, but from then on everything can be done internally.

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