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    Windows 10 to block unauthorised hardware and software

    Pirates beware, Microsoft is bringing the hammer.

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    haha, that is cute. Wonder how long this will last.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VegOtter View Post
    haha, that is cute. Wonder how long this will last.
    Yeah, it won't. It'll be an uncomfortable time until they relinquish, though. I use all kinds of unauthorized hardware!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Avatar View Post
    Yeah, it won't. It'll be an uncomfortable time until they relinquish, though. I use all kinds of unauthorized hardware!
    What exactly is an example of unauthorised hardware?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grievous View Post
    What exactly is an example of unauthorised hardware?
    As far as I know it will apply to hardware that is being used in a country where it's not available for purchase in said country.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grievous View Post
    What exactly is an example of unauthorised hardware?
    In my case, things I've built/am building myself. Nothing fancy, but MS are well aware of the fact that things other than keyboards and mice gets plugged in.. The US Navy is paying them a bunch to not forget it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Avatar View Post
    In my case, things I've built/am building myself. Nothing fancy, but MS are well aware of the fact that things other than keyboards and mice gets plugged in.. The US Navy is paying them a bunch to not forget it.
    Still not illegal, I personally cant think of anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grievous View Post
    What exactly is an example of unauthorised hardware?
    I'd say VR Sex (NSFW)
    Not really, just though of it first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grievous View Post
    What exactly is an example of unauthorised hardware?
    Simply any hardware (Driver) that is not signed by Microsoft or a known CA. Simple example of this would be that 5 year old plotter at work that have a custom written driver that is not signed. In XP it just installed, 7 or 8 you can force an accept the driver and in 10 if your system is installed on a UEFI PC your screwed, its not gonna happen.

    At least for now I can still go Legacy mode to bypass this but Microsoft's EULA allows em to turn it off if they feel like it.
    Last edited by AlphaJohn; 15-08-2015 at 03:04 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grievous View Post
    What exactly is an example of unauthorised hardware?
    probably hacktools

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