Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 15th Aug 2012 21:30 UTC
Windows Microsoft has made Windows 8's final release available to MSDN and TechNet subscribers, so if you are one of those - have fun. The 90-day trial has also been released, so us mere mortals can have a go at it as well. The evaluation version is Windows 8 Enterprise, so it contains a number of features regular users normally won't see. As far as I can tell - it's a bit unclear - the trial version cannot be upgraded to a final version a few months down the line. Happy testing!
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RE[4]: No upgrades
by bassbeast on Thu 16th Aug 2012 21:18 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: No upgrades"
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If you didn't know this is why Secureboot is required of OEMs, as it allows the BSA to catch pirates easier. If you go to TPB and look up "Win 7 all versions pre-activated" you'll see that thanks to the bootloader hack they have had a version of Win 7 that passes WGA for a couple of years now, it even greys out the Windows Update that would upgrade WGA and catch it, pretty slick those pirates.

Personally I think the whole thing is retarded because even a humble PC repairman could wipe out Windows piracy in the west in a week. watch how easy it is to wipe out piracy...Win Starter $35, Home $50, Pro and Family Packs $100. with those prices nobody would bother to pirate and that would cover every use case, from those on older P4s that need to get off XP to those that are building their own systems. I know they are currently selling Win 8 pro for $40 but that's a time limited deal like they did with Win 7, whereas my plan would kill piracy dead.

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