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

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  1.    20 Jul 2015 #31

    jimbo45 said: View Post
    Hi there

    I'm sure there is some way they can tell if the app is installed on a different device -- SKY GO for example recognizes the fact when you open the app on a different computer --in fact SKY GO is actually hosed up in that if you say totally re-install Windows on the SAME computer and then launch SKY GO it thinks it's a NEW device !!!!.

    If you can actually get hold of the MSI / EXE install file then it won't matter unless the app has to be activated - then presumably the number of activations will be held on the servers.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    Not used Sky Go but I have BlinkBox with a 5 device limit

    If you open it on a 6th device, it lists all the registered devices and asks which one you want to remove so the current can have it
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  2.    20 Jul 2015 #32

    groze said: View Post
    If I am understand this. It is 10 devices per local or Microsoft account. So, if there are more that one user wouldn't each have up to 10 devices?


    I think this needs to be worded differently. I can see this as being misunderstood. Here is how it could look-Your limited to installing 10 apps or program per Microsoft Account. I would go over that with just 3rd party programs. If I was an app developer I wouldn't be to happy about this change, it could mean less money because someone couldn't buy an app or install it if they have 10 apps installed free or paid. What does Microsoft consider an app browsers, 3rd party programs, or just their stuff?
    It's Modern Apps purchased from the Windows Store. You can't install/use any one App on more than 10 devices at any one time with the same Microsoft account. You can install as many Apps on a device as you want.
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  3.    20 Jul 2015 #33

    jimbo45 said: View Post
    Hi there

    I'm sure there is some way they can tell if the app is installed on a different device -- SKY GO for example recognizes the fact when you open the app on a different computer --in fact SKY GO is actually hosed up in that if you say totally re-install Windows on the SAME computer and then launch SKY GO it thinks it's a NEW device !!!!.

    If you can actually get hold of the MSI / EXE install file then it won't matter unless the app has to be activated - then presumably the number of activations will be held on the servers.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    The App is tied to your Microsoft Account. What devices you log into with that Account is also monitored. It's not hard for them to know what devise's you've installed that App on, and how many instances are in use.
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       20 Jul 2015 #34

    That won't hurt me anyway...

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  5.    20 Jul 2015 #35

    Me neither, I only have 4 PC's, no phones or tablets etc. I only use two of those 4 PC's daily. One is my wife's laptop and she has her own account. Some of the Apps I use likely don't count anyway. I'm thinking a lot if not all of the Microsoft preinstalled Apps are exempt anyway. Stuff like the Weather App. And all the ones you can't uninstall anyway.
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       20 Jul 2015 #36

    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.
    Ok. I see your point. Last I knew the average American family had 2.5 kids. Trouble is that there are some of us that had more. One of my brothers and I had six each whereas my other ten siblings had the 2.5 average, maybe a little more > One with none, one with one, four with two, three with three, and a brother and his wife whom had quads. Yes, a large family of twelve!

    Two factors that I feel doesn't make this subject/fact such a big deal that the author makes it out to be.

    1) Mobile devices, especially phones would have to have different MS accounts to gain personal data, yes? I realize they can be run under the same account, but highly unlikely. Maybe a tower PC with different PC accounts, but it's getting to be where families don't even have one. They're buying personal mobile devices these days. That's including lappies or convertibles.

    2) We're not talking programs such as Office suite or a CAD program at hundreds or thousands of dollars here. They're nickel and dime apps. (That's not meant to degrade the quality of the apps.)
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       20 Jul 2015 #37

    alphanumeric said: View Post
    Me neither, I only have 4 PC's, no phones or tablets etc. I only use two of those 4 PC's daily. One is my wife's laptop and she has her own account. Some of the Apps I use likely don't count anyway. I'm thinking a lot if not all of the Microsoft preinstalled Apps are exempt anyway. Stuff like the Weather App. And all the ones you can't uninstall anyway.
    Those are good points you make also, Alpha.

    And most likely family members won't have the same apps as a matter of taste/likeabilty. Perhaps Netflix or some other streaming TV or radio entertainment apps is all.
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       20 Jul 2015 #38

    Actually I just found out if you are an Windows Insider it may not be that hard to reach the 10 Device limit. As I Upgraded or Clean Installed each new build a new device name was added to the list of Devices associated with the M$ Account in use.

    I now have 6 devices listed in use, some devices are related to Win 10 Insider Preview and some devices may also be related to my using the same M$ Account for Windows 8 machines.

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    To check the current device name in use for the newest build go to System > Settings > About (If you have not renamed the PC)

    After verifying the name of the PC currently in use some of the other devices can be removed if they are from older builds.

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       20 Jul 2015 #39

    @ IownAmoneyPit

    One of the first things I do after an install is change the name. Now I'm not sure which is the legit one.
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       20 Jul 2015 #40

    Devices with apps and games you downloaded from the Store
    Remove a device if you're trying to install an app or a game on a Windows 10 device and you've reached your device limit.

    You can also reach this setting from the MS store, User Icon > Settings
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