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       07 Apr 2015 #1

    Windows 10 Wiki FAQs


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    Frequently Asked Questions: Windows 10
    Technical Level : Basic

    Summary
    On January 21st 2015, Microsoft revealed additional details about its next generation operating system, Windows 10 at an event on its Redmond Campus in Washington. The unveiling provided previews of some of the many enhancements expected in Windows 10 including a streamlined user interface that spans Desktop and Mobile devices in addition to the company's popular gaming console, the XBOX One. Microsoft also revealed new projects such as a next generation web browser, virtual reality technology and availability of Windows 10 later this year for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users. This unofficial FAQ is intended to provide details and clarification about these exciting changes coming to Windows in 2015.

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       07 Apr 2015 #2

    Interesting article. It does bring up, again, the question of support. Does a "machine" mean the OEM box? Home grown? Same MAC address? What identifies "machine"?

    Excerpt:
    What does lifetime of the device mean?
    This is still being debated, but the logical conclusion is as long as the machine is operable, it will continue to support it with updates. So, if the machine still works 5 or 10 years from now, revisions and updates to Windows 10 will be made available to it.
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  3.    07 Apr 2015 #3

    Dealbreaker or Not?


    f14tomcat said: View Post
    Interesting article. It does bring up, again, the question of support. Does a "machine" mean the OEM box? Home grown? Same MAC address? What identifies "machine"?

    Excerpt:
    What does lifetime of the device mean?
    This is still being debated, but the logical conclusion is as long as the machine is operable, it will continue to support it with updates. So, if the machine still works 5 or 10 years from now, revisions and updates to Windows 10 will be made available to it.
    You beat me to the punch
    I was about to ask the same question.
    I'm running the TP on two old machines. One 32 bit and I 64 bit.
    These machines both had Win 7 on them and served faithfully...............
    I jump to Win10 and a HDD dies, or a mobo goes south..... maybe a PSU takes a dive.
    Life of the device???
    Somebody gotta define when "DO NOT RESUSITATE" applies or I'm not gonna play
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       07 Apr 2015 #4

    Roger said: View Post
    You beat me to the punch
    I was about to ask the same question.
    I'm running the TP on two old machines. One 32 bit and I 64 bit.
    These machines both had Win 7 on them and served faithfully...............
    I jump to Win10 and a HDD dies, or a mobo goes south..... maybe a PSU takes a dive.
    Life of the device???
    Somebody gotta define when "DO NOT RESUSITATE" applies or I'm not gonna play
    Maybe the MS Legal Beagles will offer a Living Will option in the upgrade!

    I still think it will be the MAC address, just like banks and other very security conscious sites. Like when you use a new or different box to pay a bill or something, you get that "we don't recognize your device" crap, and make you answer a bunch of security questions, like the name of your first dog!

    So maybe the answer is, when the motherboard melts, end of device life!
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  5.    07 Apr 2015 #5

    . . .Of that specific computer. . .not you, in my case that what be really short. . .
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  6.    07 Apr 2015 #6

    "So maybe the answer is, when the motherboard melts, end of device life!"
    That I could live with............. pretty good odds!
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  7.    07 Apr 2015 #7

    f14tomcat said: View Post
    Maybe the MS Legal Beagles will offer a Living Will option in the upgrade!

    I still think it will be the MAC address, just like banks and other very security conscious sites. Like when you use a new or different box to pay a bill or something, you get that "we don't recognize your device" crap, and make you answer a bunch of security questions, like the name of your first dog!

    So maybe the answer is, when the motherboard melts, end of device life!
    I think that's a good definition of end of life and you should have the honor of notifying MS that we'll accept no less, after all, it was your idea.
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       07 Apr 2015 #8

    The answer is: This is still being debated (sic at Microsoft)

    I don't think it will differ much from the current licensing which mostly defines a machine as the mother board. You can part and parcel just about every other component and MS will activate the license, through phone if necessary. A new Mother board is essentially a new machine, isn't it?

    Back when it was fun to do, I upgraded CPUs and never had a OS licensing issue.

    My take on this: Wait until they figure out how to codify life of the machine - there are more devices than PCs involved, so the legal beagles have many pages to write.

    I'll never figure out the legalese, so IF an issue comes up, I'll end up calling MS anyway. They'll tell me what they think and I'll tell them what I think. I've never had an issue with activation through support - they always help me out when the software acts up.

    Bill
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       07 Apr 2015 #9

    I agree with all the above..... Maybe I'll just Tweet the whole thread to Terry Myerson!
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  10.    07 Apr 2015 #10

    Life of Device


    ["My take on this: Wait until they figure out how to codify life of the machine - there are more devices that PC involved, so the legal beagles have many pages to write."]

    Tomcat thinks when "the motherboard melts" would be a good ending and I'm not sure but he may take that to MS.
    Make the definition one sentence and fire the legal beagles............... just think of the cost savings and the amount of wrangling, phone bills, service reps, ad infinite, eliminated
    Sometimes I'm so damned smart I make myself sick...
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