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  1.    07 Jul 2014 #1
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    Windows 9 is work in progress at Microsoft and new rumors coming via Russian leaker WZor reveal some pretty interesting tidbits about this fresh version of the operating system.

    In a post published on Russian-language forum Ru-Board, WZor says that Microsoft is very likely to introduce the first preview version of Windows 9 later this year, thus allowing users and developers the chance to try it out before the public launch.
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  2.    09 Jul 2014 #2
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    Windows 10 IoT

    It sounds like your Windows 9 license/product code will be tied to your Live ID account.
    http://www.pcworld.com/article/24515...this-fall.html
    It's no longer tied to the hardware its installed on. It's yours to move from device to device, providing you only install it on one device at a time. All rumors I know but interesting never the less.
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  3.    09 Jul 2014 #3
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    I guess that means no more local accounts.
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  4.    10 Jul 2014 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ztruker, post: 33724, member: 325
    I guess that means no more local accounts.
    I guess so yeah? Hard to say really at this point though. It will be interesting for those that steadfastly refuse to use a Live ID. No biggy for me as I already use mine on all my PC's.
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  5.    10 Jul 2014 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ztruker, post: 33724, member: 325
    I guess that means no more local accounts.
    Aka the death knell for microsoft. I will never have accept a "live id" account, don't want it, won't accept it, not now, not ever.

    My guess is tho, that they will have an option for those who don't want and/or refuse to accept such nonsense.
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  6.    10 Jul 2014 #6
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    To each his own. What you call nonsense is what I regard as a great feature. And I'm not alone. Windows 7 will still be supported by Microsoft for years to come so you and others like you should be OK.

    Kidding aside, while it wouldn't bother me if they did this I can see it being a bone of contention for some. It may only apply if you actually buy Windows 9 though the store. An OEM PC with Windows pre installed may be a different scenario, who knows though. Its just a rumor at this point. Once more info becomes available, if it does become fact, then we'll have to see what the ins and outs of it is.
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  7.    10 Jul 2014 #7
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    The EEC will never go for that. It will be found to be an infringement of somebody's human rights somewhere.......
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  8.    10 Jul 2014 #8

    In Windows 8, I usually pull out the ethernet cable at the step where it asks me my LiveID account. Going back a step and foward again, it no longer asks me for a Live account (no internet detected), but lets me create a local one.

    Just like how they removed the 30-days grace period in 8 (with 7 you can re-arm a few times), in 9, I don't think creating a local account will even be an option [like the above trick] since you're going to have to activate it thru the store anyways...
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  9.    10 Jul 2014 #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by echrada, post: 33761, member: 177
    The EEC will never go for that. It will be found to be an infringement of somebody's human rights somewhere.......
    How so? It's no different that signing up for cable TV, or a cell phone service. Your ISP has all or even more info than what your giving to Microsoft. I'm not sure if everybody is aware of this, the password you setup with your Live ID does not have to be the password to the e-mail account you use for the Live ID. One has nothing to do with the other. Microsoft isn't going to get access to your e-mail account and read your e-mail. You can also turn off the OneDrive Sync.
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  10.    14 Jul 2014 #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric, post: 33765, member: 152
    How so? It's no different that signing up for cable TV, or a cell phone service. Your ISP has all or even more info than what your giving to Microsoft. I'm not sure if everybody is aware of this, the password you setup with your Live ID does not have to be the password to the e-mail account you use for the Live ID. One has nothing to do with the other. Microsoft isn't going to get access to your e-mail account and read your e-mail. You can also turn off the OneDrive Sync.
    The fact that one would not have a choice. Look what they did to MS with IE, in Europe MS had to offer the user a choice of browsers, not only IE.
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