Windows 10: Microsoft lowers app installs from 81 to 10 devices with Windows 10

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  1.    19 Jul 2015 #11

    I read it to mean you can only install a particular app on 10 different devices. Not limiting you to installing only 10 apps.
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  2.    19 Jul 2015 #12

    From my understanding you can install as many apps or programs as you like per device. The number of apps you have has no impact on the number of programs you can have or update later on.
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       19 Jul 2015 #13

    I always wondered if the initial wording was poorly worded ... either that or MS was being cheeky.

    81 devices? That's an odd number, perhaps MS meant devices running Windows 8.1 and now that Windows 10 is soon to be available, the wording has changed to devices running Windows 10, but is being interpreted as 10 devices.

    I don't have any information other than what we've all read. It just seems to be more than coincidence that the number of devices matches the release number ... ok 81 doesn't = 8.1
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  4.    19 Jul 2015 #14

    Funnier things have happened, Slarty!! Indeed, where did 81 and 10 come from?
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  5.    19 Jul 2015 #15

    GEWB said: View Post
    One more reason not to like Windows 10 and the new Microsoft business model.

    Regards,
    GEWB
    No, it's just one more example of how people see conspiracies everywhere, sad to say. The device limit is a roaming limit for Windows store Apps, whether developed by Microsoft or not--most are not--and while Microsoft set an initial ceiling of "81 devices"--that is a *per app limit* that is decided upon by the developer of each application. It is still up to the developer as to how many roaming devices his app will support.

    Sometimes I fear the people who write this stuff have a hard time understanding what they read. Each license of Windows 10, just like with every Windows version ever made, supports *one* device at a time. OEM licenses support only one device, period; retail Windows licenses support one device at a time.
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       19 Jul 2015 #16

    Thanks for posting that, Shawn.

    waltc said: View Post
    Sometimes I fear the people who write this stuff have a hard time understanding what they read.
    You have that correct, Walt.

    Noticed this in the 10 Store already, but wasn't aware of the 81 limit in 8/8.1. Thanks for the info, Brad, but what a silly view of the subject. Installed on 10 devices is more than generous. I'd say an average family of four would find it difficult to use 10 devices. That would be two per and two extra. Even at that most likely would not have the same account. Also, it's not like these Store apps cost hundreds of dollars either.
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  7.    19 Jul 2015 #17

    Certainly sounds fine to me, too.
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       20 Jul 2015 #18

    They are talking about installing the same store app on X number of devices under the same account, for example:

    I can install a game app let's say "Tetris" under my Microsoft account on only up to 10 devices under the same account 4 desktops - 2 laptops - 4 phones. If I own more devices and wish to have the same app, I would then need to use a different account. But seriously, who has privately so many devices, and want's the same store apps across the board?

    That's my understanding of what the author wanted to tell us. If it's what Microsoft wants, that maybe another story though.
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  9.    20 Jul 2015 #19

    HippsieGypsie said: View Post
    Thanks for posting that, Shawn.



    You have that correct, Walt.

    Noticed this in the 10 Store already, but wasn't aware of the 81 limit in 8/8.1. Thanks for the info, Brad, but what a silly view of the subject. Installed on 10 devices is more than generous. I'd say an average family of four would find it difficult to use 10 devices. That would be two per and two extra. Even at that most likely would not have the same account. Also, it's not like these Store apps cost hundreds of dollars either.
    I don't see why it would be difficult for a family of four to have more than 10 devices. In my house we have 5 devices and it just the wife and me.
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       20 Jul 2015 #20

    Winuser said: View Post
    I don't see why it would be difficult for a family of four to have more than 10 devices. In my house we have 5 devices and it just the wife and me.
    Yeah but a family won't be under the same MS account: Moms got an account, Dads got an account, Junior has his own account, and don't forget little Susie, she probably has her own account too.
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