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[4]: Unpleasant experience?
by nt_jerkface on Mon 20th Sep 2010 19:38 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Unpleasant experience?"
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The scam is in the fact that the hardware is deliberately crippled so as to force the customer to pay $50 for what is essentially a string of text in order to unlock what they already paid for once.

I bought a cpu before that was deliberately clocked low by Intel to encourage sales of high-end models. Was I scammed?

Early AMD triple core cpus were actually quad cores with the L3 cache and one core disabled. Was this a scam?

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