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IamJacksAlcoholism
Apr 29, 2013

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Thank Christ someone split this poo poo back out!

poo poo that pisses me off: Merging 2 very active threads!

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IamJacksAlcoholism
Apr 29, 2013

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Inspector_71 posted:

At least with family support you can sigh heavily and go "No. Are you being serious right now?"

Not if you want those brownie's with the caramel and nuts in them to be sent to you on your next birthday!

IamJacksAlcoholism
Apr 29, 2013

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QPZIL posted:

... there's no product key listed on the back of the laptop.

edit-- god drat it I just discovered that Windows 8 OEM keys are embedded in the BIOS so all I have to do is install 8 Standard and it'll auto-detect. I'm a dummy.

Yup. Windows 8 moves to BIOS-based product keys

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The OEM license is actually non-transferable to another PC. When you buy a PC preinstalled with Windows, that version of Windows is only licensed for that PC and cannot be transferred to a new PC. The transfer of the license must accompany the PC it was licensed for. If the customer were able to get that machine fixed, they would simply need to call customer support to re-activate if there were changes big enough to merit PC reset or system recovery unusable.

If you ever want to try to understand Microsoft's licensing scheme, be prepared for some shady poo poo and make sure your health insurance has a good mental health program, because it WILL drive you crazy. Here's my favorite example: If you use 3rd party software to provide graphical interactive sessions (such as XenDesktop) and don't even enable Remote Desktop Services on the server, you still have to purchase RDS CALs for each user or device that accesses that 3rd party service. So, even though you aren't using Microsoft's product, they still want their pound of flesh.

IamJacksAlcoholism
Apr 29, 2013

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Here we go again...

I work for a large corporation as a contractor. My contract is always for 1 year, from July 1 to June 30. Every year, someone screws up something with my contract renewal paperwork and I get dropped from the system and locked out of everything. This year would be different they assured me. July 1 comes and goes and I still have network access. So far so good. July 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 all pass without incident! Hallelujah! They finally got it right! On July 8th I show up at the new offices (everyone on the team was working from home the previous 2 weeks) and when I got to the door, my badge doesn't work. Hmm, that's odd. I'm sent to the security office to get the access fixed and when they scan my badge to look me up in the system, they say "Sorry, you aren't in the system" and shred my badge. I protest that I've had network access this whole time, how could I not be in the system!? They dig deeper and say there must have been a glitch because my paperwork had just gotten submitted the day before and advised me to come back in a few days because their processing SLA is 2-3 business days. That evening the network access "glitch" was fixed. I have been in limbo ever since.

"Excuse me, I believe you have my stapler..."
- Milton Waddams

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