Microsoft's new Windows 8 OA 3.0 verification system will increase the production cost of PC manufacturers, and these costs will eventually would be passed on to consumers. Microsoft offers a variety of Windows system activation way. One of the ways that called System-Locked pre-alpha-the installation (pre-installed System lock) OEM enabled, this is the only oriented to the original equipment manufacturer activation way.
Use OEM Activation (hardware system, hereinafter referred to as the authorized legal validation OA) technology, original equipment manufacturer can through the motherboard volume Activation specific Windows system copy.
According to OA3.0, Microsoft Windows 8 operating system will completely abandoned the used before the COA (the authentication authorized) tag mode, and plan to will Windows 8 operating system installed in the key to a PC, and let consumers through the network connection get authorization code start software.
OEM Activation (hardware system, hereinafter referred to as the authorized legal validation OA) technology first appeared in Windows XP, OA 2.0 is in Windows Vista and Windows 7 in use, the two verification system now can easily crack.
Microsoft OA3.0 verification system no longer in the way the COA label, but will be key in system integration of UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface, Unified Extensible fixed Interface) hardware, it will improve PC manufacturers cost of production. Since each machine all need someone will be key to UEFI hardware of input, technical personnel need to do more training. In the end, there may be repeated installation (Microsoft will collect installation fee in advance, if for the wrong and the must be installed the second will increase costs), and a machine no verification code will also increase the cost of production.
For OA3.0 verification system to increase production by who will bear the cost. Industry insiders point, Microsoft is in notebook vendor to play two sides gimmick, on the one hand, the laptop computer ODM manufacturer said to pay the additional fee brand manufacturers association, but on the other hand to brand manufacturers said ODM manufacturers association pay for it. But eventually sure is, consumer is the pay.