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Does windows 8 detect pirated software?
« on: February 07, 2013, 05:31:40 pm »
I still have windows 7 and I'm happy with it, but Microsoft is strongly moving towards windows 8, so strongly they even stopped supporting windows 7 in the new updates for a bunch of frameworks such as Windows Phone sdk, Blend SDK, etc.
So I'm trying to keep in touch and stay updated, but the problem is a bunch of stuff that I didn't really buy from the store (first world problems) and so I'm just wondering if Windows 8 will detect/delete them.
I also changed some core windows files and dlls (programmer's nature), so...
Does windows 8 detect pirated software?


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Re: Does windows 8 detect pirated software?
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2013, 05:39:49 pm »
Does windows 8 detect pirated software?
I know a friend of a friend who had no problems with it, so... I guess you're safe.

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Re: Does windows 8 detect pirated software?
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2013, 11:19:44 pm »
change to linux
i gotta say exactly same as snayler. friend of mine using it and no worries

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Re: Does windows 8 detect pirated software?
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2013, 04:01:39 am »
Well when you really think about it, it would be rather hard for it to detect pirated software. Windows products and windows partners, yea, maybe, but games and movies and shows and whatever else, Microsoft would have to keep a database of checksums and update it every time an update comes out for a piece of software on that list. It would be such an investment, and then just to have it all thrown away when one of us comes up with a devious and sinister work around. I imagine they aren't even going to bother, to much money for futile project.

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Re: Does windows 8 detect pirated software?
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2013, 07:29:49 pm »
ok imma go for it!

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Re: Does windows 8 detect pirated software?
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2013, 10:44:34 pm »
your safe man, ive been using it for months now and have some really expensive pirated software..for them to be able to make it detect that seems to me that theyd also have access to our private data


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Re: Does windows 8 detect pirated software?
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2013, 05:45:12 am »
Definitely good information. I haven't used Windows 8 at all yet. How does it compare to Windows 7. And should I stick with Windows 7 for now or go to 8?

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Re: Does windows 8 detect pirated software?
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2013, 05:52:19 am »
Definitely good information. I haven't used Windows 8 at all yet. How does it compare to Windows 7. And should I stick with Windows 7 for now or go to 8?

Compatibility issues, had to get used to having my documents in a dif spot, not as good-looking...its basically Win7 for tablets, but they wanted to make tablets and PC's closer together. It should have just stuck with being for tablets and upgraded win7. Once you get used to it, there isn't much to complain about, but almost everything I do is run in compatibility mode for 7. Although, one noticeable feature included in 8 is the hardware acceleration feature, it does a great job of keeping your computer moving whenever you would expect some sort of lag.


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Re: Does windows 8 detect pirated software?
« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2013, 05:54:59 am »
Compatibility issues, had to get used to having my documents in a dif spot, not as good-looking...its basically Win7 for tablets, but they wanted to make tablets and PC's closer together. It should have just stuck with being for tablets and upgraded win7. Once you get used to it, there isn't much to complain about, but almost everything I do is run in compatibility mode for 7. Although, one noticeable feature included in 8 is the hardware acceleration feature, it does a great job of keeping your computer moving whenever you would expect some sort of lag.


Thanks for the great information. What do you recommend then Windows 7 or 8? Generally speaking.

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Re: Does windows 8 detect pirated software?
« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2013, 10:55:15 am »
Win 95 - GOOD
Win 98 - BAD
Win 98SE - GOOD
Win 2000 - OK
Win ME - BAD
Win XP - GOOD
Win Vista - BAD
Win 7 - GOOD
Win 8 - BAD
*Win 9 - GOOD
*Win 10 - OK
*Win 11 - BAD

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Re: Does windows 8 detect pirated software?
« Reply #10 on: February 09, 2013, 11:49:57 am »
Win 95 - GOOD
Win 98 - BAD
Win 98SE - GOOD
Win 2000 - OK
Win ME - BAD
Win XP - GOOD
Win Vista - BAD
Win 7 - GOOD
Win 8 - BAD
*Win 9 - GOOD
*Win 10 - OK
*Win 11 - BAD

Just following proper logic.
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Re: Does windows 8 detect pirated software?
« Reply #11 on: February 09, 2013, 05:13:54 pm »

Thanks for the great information. What do you recommend then Windows 7 or 8? Generally speaking.


Unless you can get Windows 8 for free, go for Windows 7. If they haven't already stopped updating 7, they will soon, and some of the updates released for 8 should have probably been in windows 7. Also, 8 appears to be a bit more open-source, with the more easily accessible command line and powershell. Contrary to what DeepCopy said, its not a bad OS, just different and with some useless flash. It took me all night to think of something I truly didn't like about it, and I came up with only 1 thing: the CRTL+ALT+DEL key combination sometimes takes too long to load, but whenever you really need the task manager from it, it will take FOREVER to load. So if you wanna buy 8, wait until its maybe a year old so that most of the bugs are gone.


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Re: Does windows 8 detect pirated software?
« Reply #12 on: February 09, 2013, 05:34:33 pm »
the CRTL+ALT+DEL key combination sometimes takes too long to load, but whenever you really need the task manager from it, it will take FOREVER to load.
People seem to often do this mistake, but it's way faster to access task manager using CTRL+SHIFT+ESC since Vista, I think.
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Re: Does windows 8 detect pirated software?
« Reply #13 on: February 09, 2013, 09:13:14 pm »
People seem to often do this mistake, but it's way faster to access task manager using CTRL+SHIFT+ESC since Vista, I think.

This was also true in windows 7, I used it ALL the time. That shortcut only seems to work half the time now, and when it does it still takes half the time. In my case, however, I use it most when I'm playing full-screen games, where I have most windows shortcuts disabled by default.


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Re: Does windows 8 detect pirated software?
« Reply #14 on: February 09, 2013, 09:24:51 pm »
In my case, however, I use it most when I'm playing full-screen games, where I have most windows shortcuts disabled by default.
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