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  1. #1
    SBTlauien African Astronaut
    I normally don't use the Windows OS. I use Linux(Ubuntu specifically).

    I am going to need to use it for running my Occulus Rift on my MSI Trdent. I have Windows installed on a hard drives that came with one of my laptops. Can I just use the key on that for the installation that I'm going to do on my Occulus Rift?

    I hate this thread.
  2. #2
    Sophie Pedophile Tech Support
    What manner of installation do you want to do for your Occulus Rift? If the question is, can i re-use my Windows keys the answer is yeah. Until telemetry gets wind of it. Wouldn't it be neat if we could send a crypto trojan back with the telemetry MS collects, to break some of their servers. They'll probably just reset the VM snap shot and send the police but i don't even care.
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  3. #3
    aldra JIDF Controlled Opposition
    windows serials are bound to the motherboard I believe, so if you used that windows key on a different machine it'll deactivate when you put it in a new one.

    There are plenty of loaders and activators around, but even if you don't activate it you just can't change the wallpaper and it says windows is unlicensed in the bottom right
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  4. #4
    whoami Tuskegee Airman
    Originally posted by aldra windows serials are bound to the motherboard I believe, so if you used that windows key on a different machine it'll deactivate when you put it in a new one.

    This. You can buy a Micro$haft WangBlows 10 key on ebay for like $2 though.
  5. #5
    SBTlauien African Astronaut
    Should I buy a copy of Windows then?

    What are my options?
  6. #6
    -SpectraL coward [the spuriously bluish-lilac bushman]
    Another reason to use WinXP. No hidden key activation routines and a hot key works perfectly.
  7. #7
    whoami Tuskegee Airman
    Originally posted by SBTlauien Should I buy a copy of Windows then?

    What are my options?

    Download an iso and buy a key on ebay for $2.
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  8. #8
    Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country Space Nigga [my scoffingly uncritical tinning]
    Originally posted by whoami Download an iso and buy a key on ebay for $2.

    When I bought my Win 10 Pro the seller provided instructions and links and everything. I can't remember exactly what they were, but they were simple and Win 10 Pro just downloaded itself.
  9. #9
    aldra JIDF Controlled Opposition
    lol ballarat
  10. #10
    aldra JIDF Controlled Opposition
    anyone know if un-activated windows blocks access to network SMB shares? I can't access my NAS device from this computer even though I can ping it and get to the HTTP/s console
  11. #11
    -SpectraL coward [the spuriously bluish-lilac bushman]
    Originally posted by aldra anyone know if un-activated windows blocks access to network SMB shares? I can't access my NAS device from this computer even though I can ping it and get to the HTTP/s console

    Are you using Windows10 and guest login?
  12. #12
    aldra JIDF Controlled Opposition
    yeah windows 10, no to guest login, I have a password set but I believe that only affects shares I host (as opposed to connecting to remote shares). the shares on the NAS are not protected.

    I'm thinking in this case the SMB spec the NAS is using is not compatible with windows 10 or something, will try to update firmware and reconfigure shares
  13. #13
    -SpectraL coward [the spuriously bluish-lilac bushman]
    Oh, because I was just going to say access to SMB shares using guest is restricted by default in Windows10.
  14. #14
    Speedy Parker Space Nigga [my absentmindedly lachrymatory gazania]
    Which version of Windows do you want to run?
  15. #15
    aldra JIDF Controlled Opposition
    yeah, I can't even get a list of shares if I open \\192.168.1.8\ so I don't think it's that.

    I can access it using SMB on my lunix machines amusingly enough


    ***oh yeah I bought a serial online for $5 and activating windows didn't make a difference.
  16. #16
    Speedy Parker Space Nigga [my absentmindedly lachrymatory gazania]
    https://blog.dhampir.no/content/windows-volume-license-keys-vlk
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  17. #17
    SBTlauien African Astronaut
    Oh God. This is what I didn't want. What are my options as far as Linux goes?

    I want simplicity with some technical know-how. Ease. Is this possible with Virtual Reality headsets on Linux?

    Or am I stuck with Linux?
  18. #18
    aldra JIDF Controlled Opposition
    Originally posted by Speedy Parker https://blog.dhampir.no/content/windows-volume-license-keys-vlk

    surprised those are still valid
  19. #19
    aldra JIDF Controlled Opposition
    windows 10 does not have SMB1 support installed by default, needed to enable it manually.

    upgrading firmware reset my network shares on the NAS, just cuck my shit right up
  20. #20
    Speedy Parker Space Nigga [my absentmindedly lachrymatory gazania]
    Originally posted by aldra surprised those are still valid

    Maybe they're not
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