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45 Comments

  1. Zach nunyabusiness

    December 9, 2018 at 1:27 pm

  2. MRDK6969

    December 9, 2018 at 1:27 pm

    Hi Linus…

    Didn't know you where a big badminton fan….

    Reply

  3. flitzpiepe0815

    December 9, 2018 at 1:27 pm

    still using cheap win7 keys to activate windows 10, though.

    Reply

  4. Marko Roskar

    December 9, 2018 at 1:27 pm

    You only get a problem when changing motherboard

    Reply

  5. Simon

    December 9, 2018 at 1:27 pm

    Thats so annoying i have the same problem 🙁

    Reply

  6. Ian Johnston

    December 9, 2018 at 1:27 pm

    Canadians are cheap. That's why they shill for AMD and don't pay for windows.

    Reply

  7. Antonio Guzmán

    December 9, 2018 at 1:27 pm

    yes, I repeated the initial sponsor transition because it was great hahaha

    Reply

  8. Big Rope

    December 9, 2018 at 1:27 pm

    Pirate windows>search kmspico on googles>download it>watermark gone

    Your welcome

    Reply

  9. Jason Kelley

    December 9, 2018 at 1:27 pm

    People are unaware of how software testing takes place… How funny.

    Reply

  10. bebehas bebehas

    December 9, 2018 at 1:27 pm

    In my country 20 dollars are enough to buy food for a week. Buying an expensive license has less priority than paying for the heating in my flat, or the winter will give me pneumonia.

    Reply

  11. Kinky King

    December 9, 2018 at 1:27 pm

    just pirate windows and then download windows activation tool, run it and active your windows

    Reply

  12. swansonberger

    December 9, 2018 at 1:27 pm

    Microsoft pisses me. I have a Windows 8.1 Pro license that I upgraded to windows 10 pro when it was free. When I wiped my PC later on, I installed Windows 10 Pro from the ISO creator from Microsoft. They then told me when the activate windows screen came up, I needed to use my 8.1 license. When it wouldn't work, they told me I'd have to install 8.1 then upgrade to ten. But when that wouldn't work, they told me I'd have to buy windows again. I'm not going to do that. Fuck them.

    Reply

  13. swansonberger

    December 9, 2018 at 1:27 pm

    For every PC that doesn't activate windows, there are three Linux PCs

    Reply

  14. swansonberger

    December 9, 2018 at 1:27 pm

    I think an official class action lawsuits needs to be filled on the term "End User License Agreement."

    Why? BECAUSE NOBODY READS THEM!

    Furthermore, you need an actual lawyer to understand, in layman's terms, what that actually means. You can't hold someone liable for an agreement to which they have no understanding of. This is why when you sign a mortgage agreement, they ask that you not be under painkiller prescription or under the influence because they know that you can sue them for not having full understanding of what you're signing and get away with it.

    Fuck Microsoft for creating the EULA.

    Reply

  15. Mpp Didi

    December 9, 2018 at 1:27 pm

    Microsoft Licensing is not about fairness or convenience – it's the LAW .

    Reply

  16. Batuhan Aydogan

    December 9, 2018 at 1:27 pm

    Make a video about how serial keys works

    Reply

  17. THChrisMB

    December 9, 2018 at 1:27 pm

    100% this happened to me when I changed my processor and ram the other day.

    Reply

  18. Alifio Y.A.S

    December 9, 2018 at 1:27 pm

    Just use KMSPico it will remove your watermarkw and activate your windows LOL

    Reply

  19. Nick Hefflin

    December 9, 2018 at 1:27 pm

    Microsoft made you a liar.

    Reply

  20. Oak Acacia Waterwell

    December 9, 2018 at 1:27 pm

    Linux

    Reply

  21. Wavy

    December 9, 2018 at 1:27 pm

    I just wanna build pcs and play games. what fuck windows.

    Reply

  22. Pure Hostility

    December 9, 2018 at 1:27 pm

    I never had a legit windows in … 20+ years.
    Always pirated and cracked.

    Reply

  23. M. Aquib Ajeem

    December 9, 2018 at 1:27 pm

    0:21 I laughed too hard. My flatmate had to come check in on me

    Reply

  24. Rey & Bidemi Fernandez

    December 9, 2018 at 1:27 pm

    Dude your titles are suffocating, I feel one day I may wake up and you'll be like, "is it even worth gaming in 2019?" LOL

    Reply

  25. Blarg Blarg-Jargon

    December 9, 2018 at 1:27 pm

    So i got 2 video adds, and 3 (one was for a dead company) more whith this guy actually saying them. This has been almost every video ive seen by this group. Jesus fuck you must be rich with all that whoring out, need to stop watching these people, i dont want to support this garbage.

    Reply

  26. Deckard Cain

    December 9, 2018 at 1:27 pm

    I will never activate my pirate windows.. I always used pirate windows and never got a problem with it.. so fk Microsoft and its licenses shit

    Reply

  27. T Tt

    December 9, 2018 at 1:27 pm

    now its linked to the email windows login and you can re register new equipment pretty quickly now.

    Reply

  28. Robert Gresham

    December 9, 2018 at 1:27 pm

    Would have had more respect for you if you just said "Yeah, screw them. I don't care."

    Reply

  29. FonixFire

    December 9, 2018 at 1:27 pm

    The biggest time to deal with this is during a laptop data transfer :/ deal with this all the time. Switch to a new laptop or SSD.

    Reply

  30. bydloshkolnik

    December 9, 2018 at 1:27 pm

    I've got my motherboard fired 2nd time in 2 years, and now windows refuses to activate.
    No way i'm paying them for this.

    Reply

  31. Dale J

    December 9, 2018 at 1:27 pm

    I stopped using windows around 2007, have used only Linux ever since. Run Manjaro one one machine and Mint on another, ran Sabayon and Puppy for a long while as well. I really don't have any issues anymore but having lived in only a Linux environment for the last 10 years I know how to fix things in my system when things go wrong. I'm glad I don't have to manually fix .config files anymore.

    Reply

  32. Demonslayer 39

    December 9, 2018 at 1:27 pm

    no i love windows why? becuse its a better running soft ware

    Reply

  33. ManolinCounter

    December 9, 2018 at 1:27 pm

    With Dell OEM you don’t have problems with activation or watermark, you only has to get a copy of OEM Windows for Dell and you can install in any Dell product without worry about activate it, it activates itself.

    Reply

  34. Park Justin

    December 9, 2018 at 1:27 pm

    right, the answer can be expressed in a sentence but these people decided to make a 10minute long video. DISLIKED

    Reply

  35. Theo Valenteijn

    December 9, 2018 at 1:27 pm

    cool video…. SPEAKING OF COOL FOR THE BEST COOLER GO TO COOLERMASTER.COM. just kidding this is an awsome video… SPEAKING OF AWSOME FOR THE BEST DEALS GO TO AWSOMEDEALS.COM. etc etc etc GAY

    Reply

  36. MC ZM

    December 9, 2018 at 1:27 pm

    You don't need to pirate windows……it's free use, with locked custom features and a watermark. There is absolutely no need to buy it for every system you test. You don't need the custom features what so ever and the watermark does nothing on performance.

    Reply

  37. Paul Chabot

    December 9, 2018 at 1:27 pm

    Damned if you do, and just fine if you don't…

    Reply

  38. Mouseythegreat

    December 9, 2018 at 1:27 pm

    what absolute tosh.. you can transfer your license (if it is RETAIL), if you have an OEM license you can buy another ($20). A license is tied to the motherboard so if you change that component you will need to use your activation key on the new copy (and your license will transfer).

    Reply

  39. D.J. RadioRoy Spinner

    December 9, 2018 at 1:27 pm

    Hey Linus – here's some good news! – scrap Windows and go to Linux Mint 19 for a completely better experience and NEVER have to deal with daily updates or codes again! I moved to Linux mint and never looked back and YES you can play great games with it as well!

    Reply

  40. Dick Brett

    December 9, 2018 at 1:27 pm

    LINUS – YOU ARE MY FUCKIN HERO.

    Reply

  41. VIRAL S

    December 9, 2018 at 1:27 pm

    Just use KMS tool

    Reply

  42. Immortal Jellyfish

    December 9, 2018 at 1:27 pm

    EU eBay keys are gr8

    Reply

  43. JudgementRyu999

    December 9, 2018 at 1:27 pm

    I always thought the keys were bound to the motherboard and nothing else.

    Reply

  44. Andy Turfer

    December 9, 2018 at 1:27 pm

    Linux.

    That is all.

    Reply

  45. Vladislav Bulat

    December 9, 2018 at 1:27 pm

    just use kms …

    Reply

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