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Activate Windows. A surprisingly frequent appearance on Linus Tech Tips. But why would we pirate Windows? Will Microsoft sue us?
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Specialopsdave
Specialopsdave 14 hours ago
Not piracy, clickb8
Szymon P
Szymon P 22 hours ago
windows 10 key is less then 2 bucks cmon
Sejr
Sejr Day ago
Now what about that watermark on his shirt ?
Davi the Human
microsoft actually activated windows for me when i clicked problem solution and then activate windows
Planting Gem4161
Why were so many people mad about a water mark lmao
Valters Rutulis
nevermind.
Valters Rutulis
I call dibs on linux
RapidCoyote
RapidCoyote 2 days ago
I had this issue when I swapped my mobo
Zaal'Koris Vas Qwib-Qwib
**cough** *KMSPico* **Cough**
Lucia Anihali
Lucia Anihali 3 days ago
Ayyy monstercat
ACguernica
ACguernica 3 days ago
To think that you would actually have stupid Apes I mean humans arguing over you not activating windows on your testing devices. Some people just need to be ignored.
Muhammad Ali
Muhammad Ali 4 days ago
Fuck these stupid commentators and corporate- dicks ...... I TOTALLY AGREE WITH YOU !! Piracy is always needed !!
Israel Lai
Israel Lai 4 days ago
I got confused and thought Linux was pirating Windows through wine
Fly Kriki
Fly Kriki 4 days ago
activate youtube linus
Greenfirefist
Greenfirefist 5 days ago
I’m about to install windows 10 free version to my first PC will the watermark still be there when playing games ?
•Samurai•
•Samurai• 4 days ago
Yes i think so.
K3 Tsunami
K3 Tsunami 5 days ago
That was the best sponsor transition I've seen yet.
Harry van de Sunweb
Then you havent seen many
Hawk_ish
Hawk_ish 6 days ago
The driver part pisses me off. The pc I built doesn't recognize the USB I installed.
Corey Hopkins
Corey Hopkins 2 days ago
there was probably a failure in the download to the usb. happens often. try it again.
Wind of change
Wind of change 6 days ago
Cause its not worth the overprice MS charges.
DuceQuestionMark
DuceQuestionMark 6 days ago
Dually noted. Let it officially show this matter should be closed.
Vasilios Sotiropoulos
this guy's ads are so smoothly introduced
Hippity Hop
Hippity Hop 8 days ago
Does sli solve this
PsychoCaki
PsychoCaki 8 days ago
0:53 that pose Linus, Well why dont we talk about SEX :))
RaRe Barney
RaRe Barney 8 days ago
People really mad that he pirated windows lol. They just mad that they didn't do it first.
Zak Craven
Zak Craven 9 days ago
Not really pirated there is just no point in paying for it cos you can get it free
Volkan Birgin➊
Volkan Birgin➊ 9 days ago
I think its because of your microsoft account
jay t
jay t 9 days ago
Makes sense... but digital licences in Europe are like $3 on reseller sites and they are mostly legit and work. Enterprise w10 cost me £2.
Heath Barker
Heath Barker 9 days ago
I can't get passed the earrings.
nowonmetube
nowonmetube 9 days ago
2:52 It's like "the old ship - new ship by replaced parts" paradox. wow
【A N T I】
【A N T I】 8 days ago
Right?
nowonmetube
nowonmetube 9 days ago
When the sponsorship jumped in, I drank something therefore I almost suffocated .
nowonmetube
nowonmetube 9 days ago
I watched this video "VFX Artists React to Bad & Great CGi " ruvid.net/video/video-_4WrKeoeZhk.html so I had to come here.
Jonathon Fleming
Jonathon Fleming 10 days ago
I had my time limit run out on my pc but I hit restart right when it happened and it let me keep windows.
Bo Petersen
Bo Petersen 10 days ago
If you have bought a full license - the one that usually cost $2-300 - you will have that available, for life, for any (one at at time) installation you will do - even if it is 50 new installations a day. You could, even if thats not strictly legal according to the EULA, have 10 PC's installed with the same license. And MS wont sue you as long as you only boot one at a time - you only have to reactivate the last booted and no other PC (with the same license) online. There are NO clause in the EULA that states the maximum activation's you can do with a full license !!!. But doing what Linus do it would be a hell of a mess to clear/clean-up in just a few weeks. And yes, I do the same - skip the license key untill I'm absolutely sure the HW setup is right - then comes the license key and activation :-)
Rams Hacks
Rams Hacks 10 days ago
I'm so happy I still have my pirated windows 10 pro I'm never getting rid of it👌💯
Lalak Balazs
Lalak Balazs 10 days ago
Lol. Windows 10 Enterprise Editition Pirated was here, with an activator :D
flakey
flakey 11 days ago
windows tos suck ass lmao
P Henry
P Henry 11 days ago
Who gives a shit even if it were pirated, those money hungry ass hats don't deserve my money
Garry Smith
Garry Smith 11 days ago
Only happens when you change your motherboard
Slavisa C#
Slavisa C# 11 days ago
Windows is technically a rippoff. Buying windows and activate it to many times ends you up buying new copy of windows is completely ridiculous and should be illegal.
BeginLinux Guru
BeginLinux Guru 12 days ago
Hey Linus! I also had a Technet Pro account back in the day, before Microsoft discontinued it. I'm primarily a Linux guy, but I needed that Technet Pro account in order to set up and test Nagios monitoring solutions for Windows servers. After Microsoft discontinued Technet Pro, I had the chance to attend a Microsoft event where there was a live demo of their new version of Virtual Machine Manager. When I complained to the official Microsoft evangelist about how I really needed Technet Pro in order to test things for my clients, he told me to just use the trial versions of their software. He then told me to create the Windows Server virtual machines on Hyper-V, and to disable the time synchronization between the host machine and the virtual machine to keep the trial versions from timing out. Bottom line for me--If an official Microsoft rep says that it's okay to do this sort of thing for testing purposes, then it's also okay with me.
Plex Matzke
Plex Matzke 12 days ago
coz of the video title I thought linus torvalds pirates windows... silly me.
bboychopsuey1
bboychopsuey1 12 days ago
Happened to me when I upgraded
Matt Nuthak
Matt Nuthak 13 days ago
LTT is the bomb! I appreciate the keen dialogue, Linus rolled 10 charisma and speech. Keep up the good work, guys!
James Ellison
James Ellison 13 days ago
Just change your desktop background to the same colour as the watermark text
nowonmetube
nowonmetube 9 days ago
Great, so you won't use any software because you're afraid to see the watermark.
Cicero 219
Cicero 219 13 days ago
James Ellison about that.....
Pyro Head
Pyro Head 14 days ago
I remember in Windows 7 being able to remove that prompt with a few commands in the command prompt.
Vault Boy 636
Vault Boy 636 14 days ago
Linus pirates Windows because he has Linux
Sebastian Erives Mejia
I’ve never paid for windows, but for some reason there is a key linked with my Microsoft account that has activated windows 8.1 and 10 for me...
Augden Fischer
Augden Fischer 15 days ago
Because it doesn't fucking matter. Who really fucking cares. If you care pulls on Microsoft stick out your ass.
teleturbo
teleturbo 15 days ago
I'm a Linux user... Made me smile a bit...
Christopher Tavarez
Idk if anyone can help me but is it possible that not having windows activated can cause 100% disk space?
Jhoooj
Jhoooj 15 days ago
KMS >>>>> waste money
Adrian Jarvis
Adrian Jarvis 16 days ago
lol. paying for an OS
BoHjalmarGames
BoHjalmarGames 16 days ago
How would MS make money from Windows otherwise?
MaQuGo119
MaQuGo119 16 days ago
@FBI
Mahdi Ahmed
Mahdi Ahmed 16 days ago
just run a kms.bat file by one of the indian tech channel
Fyriiee
Fyriiee 17 days ago
just remove the watermark completely from the registry editor, it's pretty easy lmao
nowonmetube
nowonmetube 9 days ago
+Fyriiee That's how you create bugs: A software is intended to show an image -> image doesn't exist -> software shows, that a file couldn't be loaded - or -> software just crashes - (or both)
Fyriiee
Fyriiee 10 days ago
Slav4o911 If the HDD/SDD stays the same, wouldn’t the watermark not appear if he image itself is deleted from the registry? Just some of my thoughts
Slav4o911
Slav4o911 10 days ago
It comes back after a time... or if you change some hardware... also the watermark shows me the computer is working OK. If watermark is not present something is wrong with my machine... we are best buddies with the watermark now... :-)
Fyriiee
Fyriiee 13 days ago
the DEFAVLT gamer It’s pretty easy, try searching it up on youtube.
the DEFAVLT gamer
the DEFAVLT gamer 14 days ago
how?
RoachMcToast
RoachMcToast 17 days ago
Linus explaining to idiots that they are idiots but being patient. 🤣
Zac Zoon
Zac Zoon 17 days ago
Is a windows volume licensing not applicable?
StarCoinHero
StarCoinHero 18 days ago
YAR HAR FIDDLE DEE DEE! BEING A PIRATE IS ALRIGHT WITH ME! DO WHAT YOU WANT CAUSE A PIRATE IS FREE! YOU ARE A PIRATE
tomtalk24
tomtalk24 19 days ago
Hahaha, those people who complained have never built a PC. The simplest of tasks.
NPC # 34243424234
NPC # 34243424234 19 days ago
that's why Linux is better
Solos
Solos 17 days ago
NPC # 34243424234 please say your joking
workingusername
workingusername 19 days ago
Hmm now I’m seeing a contradiction from the supposed PC master race build your own pc ground up or your a pleb peasant community. If they are as purest as they claim and insult anyone who just bought a built PC, then that would of meant they are very familiar with installing Microsoft OS and would’ve known that this skip activation during install has been a feature for a really long time.
Vincent Hildebrand
Vincent Hildebrand 19 days ago
I embraced not activating a spare computer... All that I do on it, resides in a hard drive I plug into the USB port. Bit of a drag to keep re installing it but win 7 will be de platformed soon anyway.
Daimien Taylor
Daimien Taylor 19 days ago
The 5.1K people that dislike this probably work for Microsoft.
Harris Papadopoulos
Or use ms guides
usertjr59
usertjr59 19 days ago
I had a hdd fail on a new laptop.i dl win 10 from microsoft website to stick.no problems all went well with new drive.have not been asked to activate.not sure why
Nite Hawk
Nite Hawk 19 days ago
i paid one time at windows 95. it has booklet and cd too :)
Magnus Nilsen
Magnus Nilsen 19 days ago
Active Windows or m8 die Go to settings and active FU*****CKIN WINDOWS
Adrian Östberg
Adrian Östberg 20 days ago
It is exactly the same reason why I use AdBlocks
dimitrius sergivius
i wasnt listening, can you repeat the whole thing but with a British accent?
Raven1g
Raven1g 20 days ago
Windows 10 activates with Microsoft Account, when no one else is using the same account. When Microsoft Account Service detects two connections from different IP, they'll block license linked to this account.
Baldi
Baldi 20 days ago
Steam in here audacity here google in here activite windows Steam Audacity Google Activite sex tips
Rayhant Aji Chatulistiwa
it might permanently activated on HDD
let's molt
let's molt 21 day ago
Just unactivate mse, download WindowsLoader and activate windows for free
Pros and Cons
Pros and Cons 22 days ago
5 ways to get windows 10 nonactivated cracked genuine activated but gray market or not genuine
nxtFighter
nxtFighter 22 days ago
Why don't you use Windows 10 Enterprise?
Ben Hill
Ben Hill 22 days ago
Changing my mobo did this and ringing msoft is a pain.
MWB Gaming
MWB Gaming 22 days ago
i never pay for windows, when i need a key, i just go to a store and write down an OEM key from the bottom of one of their laptops XD i have acquired about 30 keys for various versions of windows 7 and about 5 windows 10 pro keys over the years
Fetty Wap’s left eye
MWB Gaming wait what teach me
Nick Figueroa
Nick Figueroa 22 days ago
Wait a second so your saying technically companies that offer cloud gaming are illegal cause you are basically using windows like a remote right?
Krus
Krus 22 days ago
Everybody can do this with mediacreationtool
SilentGhilly
SilentGhilly 23 days ago
btwI could carless if you activated them or not its part of the hardware an should included free. AND if that's not the case then start removing it from all the systems on the shelves an see how many you sale you greedy bastards. When you sell them xbox's You don't make people activate the fucking dashboard!? I understand your greedy an trying to hoard all the money in the world but I think its safe to say you get enough from pc sales alone. How much money could possibly need?! Microsoft is a real shithole when you think about it. N before somone says OH yoU don't HAvE tO BuY iT . Oh yeah alright then wheres the competitive market at im not seeing?? lead me in that direction an ill gladly forget they even exist.
SilentGhilly
SilentGhilly 23 days ago
I gots a feeling im bout to but heads with windows durng my drive swap. Hopfully HOPFULLY it dosent pick up the swap an lock me out like you explained. I read online that once i connect to the internet it should reactivate but ill see. I didn't purchase this windows it came on the pc when I bought off ebay, an from what I can tell it is a legit version of windows 10 pro. Anywho if they think ima buy a new one because I swapped my drive they can suck fat cock. They already got the xboxs all mangled up to where your shelling money out left an right an cant change damn thing on it. Nxt will they'll have the pc's fuckerd Thank god for hackers or we would done be at there mercy Have us by the balls monthly subscriptions to connect to the internet you pay for!!
Eniel Gladiator
Eniel Gladiator 23 days ago
*A-A-A-A-Activate Window-ws*
Roberta Andreea
Roberta Andreea 23 days ago
me and my dad pirate windows looll because yeahh...😂😂😂
Frost IsNotHot
Frost IsNotHot 23 days ago
Linus: Uh dont hover your drink over the GTX Titan. Guy: Spills on the GTX Titian. Linus: You shall not have windows
Bobby Chakraborty
Bobby Chakraborty 23 days ago
OMG NCIX u used to work there, good old times
Paul Frederick
Paul Frederick 24 days ago
Next video Linux activation.
Paul Frederick
Paul Frederick 23 days ago
+Michał Kubicki I ran SuSE for a long time. I never paid for it. Was a while ago now though. Come to think about it I've run Red Hat a few times too before they went subscription.
Michał Kubicki
Michał Kubicki 23 days ago
RedHat Linux or SuSE Linux distro are in paid version so...
Mr.Think Lap
Mr.Think Lap 24 days ago
Use oem key instead and swap the mobo without linking to microsoft account.Tada,had a bad day
Emil Popovic
Emil Popovic 25 days ago
Don't activate windows, guys. Please.
NinjaDotGoogle
NinjaDotGoogle 25 days ago
The T-Series of windows
Smog
Smog 25 days ago
Dat intro lul
Sumo Kung
Sumo Kung 26 days ago
ບັກບໍ່ມີປັນຍາໃຊ້ KMSAuto
wright96d
wright96d 26 days ago
*I F I C A L L E D U P S T E V E B A L L M E R H I M S E L F*
Game-a-lot
Game-a-lot 27 days ago
Why i hate Windows- Even when you have activated window, license expires after sometime. Why i don't switch- Most of the games doesn't support any other OS
jomari flores
jomari flores 27 days ago
its so funny when he try hard to insert ads AHA!
HydronusGmail
HydronusGmail 28 days ago
@Rgrwlco is correct they are not actually doing anything Illegal, Not activating: they are not being dishonest, they are not supporting illegal software Piracy using grey sites, they are using pre-used leased keys, they are benchmarking a system to the OS they have test installed. this is actually about 3 steps back from any mass produced system you by as Final activation is done by you at home as an end user. THIS IS MORE LEGAL they a grey Key, THIS IS what the skip button is intended for. and from a Freelance PC Tech LLC. I have seen the reactivate to many times to want to see it in a VM or Bench machine and have done this as well and it is more LEGAL then keys a lot of you yelled for!!!!
Peter Brown
Peter Brown 28 days ago
sorry man am a computer tech and I have no idea what the fuck you taking about you make crap videos all the time but this one is the worse.
Kaiser Drache
Kaiser Drache 28 days ago
Everyone who dislikes this video is a Nazi cry baby.
Kaiser Drache
Kaiser Drache 28 days ago
A great video for very stupid cry babies. You're very generous. I would have just abused the stupid viewers.
Kaiser Drache
Kaiser Drache 28 days ago
What kind of fuckwits get so antsy about someone using unactivated Windows? Fucking stupid cry babies. There's nothing important about it not being activated.
James S
James S 28 days ago
You clearn something new everday, I didn't even know you could buy windows.
Apzinny
Apzinny 28 days ago
Linus is a MUGIWARA
Dooblakek
Dooblakek 29 days ago
"This is why we must save $100." *Burns expensive windows licence*
Senn Lens
Senn Lens 29 days ago
I always let my laptop saying "activate windows". I download Windows from the internet and install via pendrive. I always install without any product keys. That's it!
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