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    Default Official MS Win 8 Pro download site

    This is the official Microsoft Download Page

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    Default Re: Official MS Win 8 Pro download site

    When you purchased Win 8, you were sent a confirmation email along with the Win 8 Pro key. In that email are 2 links:

    1) Near the top of the email is a link that says: If you need to download Windows, write down your new product key and enter it here.

    This link will help you to download Win 8 again without another purchase

    2) Near the bottom is a link to order a DVD: To always have the software as physical backup media at hand, order your personal backup DVD now.

    Use either of these links to assist when you have a problem initially.

    By the way you do have to do things correctly to get the download correctly.

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    Default Re: Official MS Win 8 Pro download site

    thr anothrt windows nettwork it ready to take over torrent server and torrent server it soon no longer save not without police lets you download from the torrent share nettwork and track you down just look on use online in vuze

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    Default Re: Official MS Win 8 Pro download site

    Anybody want to take a shot @ what this is saying in the above text? I got lost @ the bakery...

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    Default Re: Official MS Win 8 Pro download site

    LOL. My shot:

    Well, Vuze is a torrent downloader. I thin he is saying that Microsoft have found a way to intercept it and cripple the download, and advise the police, who can subsequently track you.
    I don't approve of any means of obtaining pirated software, but, I think his suggestion is most unlikely. Both the police and Microsoft have insufficient resources to carry out such a large scale operation.

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    Default Re: Official MS Win 8 Pro download site

    I should have researched this Vuze thing immediately myself; also, I'm mad @ myself for not connecting the message as having anything to do w/ attaining WIndows 8.1 For this I apologized. Had I pieced it together I would have taken much harsher action than, has been described.

    My feeling & attitude towards torrent downloading & pirated OSs & other software is, really, bad & ugly.

    I have a habit of reporting such things if, I find I have enough info.

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    Default Re: Official MS Win 8 Pro download site

    Excuse me so saying so, but, an important point is being omitted regarding torrent sites, besides legalities & piracy. They are dangerous, same as P2P sites. The risk of exposing a machine to malware & infections, worms, et al or of welcoming such things into a machine from these sites is HUGE.

    I will support this by saying as an IT Pro I have had to rebuild, repair or replace many an End Users computer due to their use of sites of this ilk. Plus, I have had to learn this simply as part of the knowledge & awareness any good IT Consultant/Tech has in order to provide worthwhile advice.

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    "And it's always best to stay away from P2P software. That is for obvious reasons, everyone should know better.."


    "Should" but, they don't, Cat!

    (I had a roommate for a while that I don't know how many times I fixed his computer because he would not stop DLing movies from torrent sites. Used to rationalize it by telling how they were 'rated' because other people put comments in the sites saying something was safe or not. Geeesh!!)

    Plus, to repeat, I am not (just) referring to downloading an OS. I am talking about people grabbing things like movies, music, music videos or whatever else. And, yes, I was deeming them 'dangerous' due to the sharing aspect... how did the thing get in the site initially? No telling from where or who put it there & made it available for others. That's why I segued to the mention of P2P sites; yes, it is the shared aspect that largely plays into making them dangerous & plagued w/ 'disease'.

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    Cat,

    I have used the same analogy, "unprotected sex & unprotected sex coupled w/ HIV", in regard to people using a computer w/ no security & it connected to the Net.

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    Default Re: Official MS Win 8 Pro download site

    Quote Originally Posted by davehc View Post
    LOL. My shot:

    Well, Vuze is a torrent downloader. I thin he is saying that Microsoft have found a way to intercept it and cripple the download, and advise the police, who can subsequently track you.
    Interesting, because if they block you from downloading it you haven't committed the offense of downloading their software, so what've the police got to go on?

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