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Windows 10 copy

Post by Duncan » Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:05 am

What are the disadvantages of buying a [ cheap ] new computer in Cambodia if it has a copy of the Windows 10, if it is to be only used for students to do online school work. ?

I'm working on the theory of,, if it lasts for 2 / 3 years they will want a good one and they will deserve a good one if their school work is good, and besides that, technology is changing so fast in 3 years time Microsoft will be putting Windows 399 ? in all their computers.
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Post by daeum_tnaot » Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:16 am

From what I've seen, the disadvantages are that it can start to break down and not work, although not sure how long this takes. Second disadvantage are that there are no security updates, which leaves the computer vulnerable to malware, hacking, but this may not be a serious concern for young people with no information that needs to be secured.
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Re: Windows 10 copy

Post by Duncan » Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:29 am

One computer shop says , Not have Windows 10 , Have DOS .

Someone explain that to a computer dummy . Is it better than a Win 10 copy ?
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Post by Username Taken » Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:50 am

DOS is Disk Operating System.
What it means is that they will install the basic files necessary to start the computer, from which you can then . . . . . . . . . . install Windows 10 (or any other Operating System).

I bought 3 laptops from a shop on Kampuchea Krom last year. They all had a cracked copy of Windows 10 on them at no extra cost.
I told the guy that I wanted licensed copies of W10, and that cost me an extra $70 each.

As mentioned above, the cracked copy may be ok but will possibly be vulnerable to malware.

You could try buying a second-hand laptop that has a licenced copy of Windows already (must have the sticker with the serial number). There is no such thing as a licenced CD/DVD, they are all the same. But you must have that sticker with serial number to register and activate the Windows.
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Post by thold » Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:53 am

Pay for Windows? For what? If you don't use the Adobe package, all you need is a Linux based system. If you use, a good vitamin solves the problem. And updates also work. For this money it is better to buy food for poor people than to support large corporations.
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Re: Windows 10 copy

Post by Duncan » Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:55 am

Username Taken wrote:
Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:50 am
DOS is Disk Operating System.
What it means is that they will install the basic files necessary to start the computer, from which you can then . . . . . . . . . . install Windows 10 (or any other Operating System).

I bought 3 laptops from a shop on Kampuchea Krom last year. They all had a cracked copy of Windows 10 on them at no extra cost.
I told the guy that I wanted licensed copies of W10, and that cost me an extra $70 each.

As mentioned above, the cracked copy may be ok but will possibly be vulnerable to malware.

You could try buying a second-hand laptop that has a licenced copy of Windows already (must have the sticker with the serial number). There is no such thing as a licenced CD/DVD, they are all the same. But you must have that sticker with serial number to register and activate the Windows.

But would a Anti-virus program loaded onto the computer stop any malware ? or would a Anti-virus program assume the copy was malware and not load on ?
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Re: Windows 10 copy

Post by Spigzy » Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:58 am

Buy a legit version online, it's super easy. Then Bill Gates can continue to bring mosquito nets to Cambodia, feed the hungry & all that jazz that governments around the world should be doing.
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Re: Windows 10 copy

Post by beaker » Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:04 am

I've been using a pirated version of windows 10 since it came out without any problems. The only thing you need to do is download it from your favorite torrrent site and also download KMSpico to activate it. You will need to add KMSpico as an exception when the Windows Defender marks it as harmful, easy to do.

I get all the updates, by the way, windows update is slow and BS.

For the first initial update use the Windows Update Assistant to bring the version you get from torrent to latest version. It goes right to what you need instead of loading one update after another after another....

For day to day updates use WUMT (windows update mini tool) instead fast and easy and finds updates better and sooner than the stock windows updater.

WUMT here or google it ---> https://m.majorgeeks.com/files/details/ ... itool.html

Windows Update Assistant --->https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/hel ... -assistant
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Re: Windows 10 copy

Post by Username Taken » Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:18 am

Duncan wrote:
Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:55 am
Username Taken wrote:
Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:50 am
DOS is Disk Operating System.
What it means is that they will install the basic files necessary to start the computer, from which you can then . . . . . . . . . . install Windows 10 (or any other Operating System).

I bought 3 laptops from a shop on Kampuchea Krom last year. They all had a cracked copy of Windows 10 on them at no extra cost.
I told the guy that I wanted licensed copies of W10, and that cost me an extra $70 each.

As mentioned above, the cracked copy may be ok but will possibly be vulnerable to malware.

You could try buying a second-hand laptop that has a licenced copy of Windows already (must have the sticker with the serial number). There is no such thing as a licenced CD/DVD, they are all the same. But you must have that sticker with serial number to register and activate the Windows.

But would a Anti-virus program loaded onto the computer stop any malware ? or would a Anti-virus program assume the copy was malware and not load on ?
A licenced copy of Windows will give you peace of mind.
However, the boy will probably be the only kid in Cambodia with a licenced copy of Windows.

Go for it Duncan. Just get the cracked copy.
You can install Malwarebytes to scan for viruses. It will find the crack file 'KMSpico', but you just need to tell it not to scan that folder.
It should work fine for him for the next few years.


Having said that, the thing that has killed my kid's computers over the years is when they install games on it and their cousins come to play the game. They start bashing the keyboard, then they turn it off instead of shutting it down properly, etc.
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Re: Windows 10 copy

Post by Username Taken » Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:23 am

beaker wrote:
Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:04 am
I've been using a pirated version of windows 10 since it came out without any problems. The only thing you need to do is download it from your favorite torrrent site and also download KMSpico to activate it. You will need to add KMSpico as an exception when the Windows Defender marks it as harmful, easy to do.
Forget about torrents Duncan, just get the shop to install windows and crack it for you.

The K.I.S.S. principle. Even if you needed to get a copy of Windows 10, I'm sure you could get it at many shops in PP for a couple of bucks.
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