Why Does Linus Pirate Windows??

  • Published: 02 September 2018
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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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Comments • 20 950

  • Minecraft 1965
    Minecraft 1965  9 hours back

    Ear wrings

    • Scott Tovey
      Scott Tovey  9 hours back

      All the illegal uses for a valid key makes it sound like microsoft is attempting to scam their customers out of money. But then, customers could just switch to linux and not have to worry about purchasing microsoft license keys.

      I'm still running windows 7 pro and have no intentions of upgrading to the windows 10 spyware.

      • Redmi Dubai
        Redmi Dubai  14 hours back


        • Handshake
          Handshake  20 hours back


          • No Akomplice
            No Akomplice  1 days back

            All these people white knighting for multi billion dollar conglomerates is sickening. Fuck Windows, Google and Apple. Pirate everything, they’ve been stealing your data forever.

            • Marco
              Marco  1 days back

              That's not piracy.

              • Ashutosh Tiwari
                Ashutosh Tiwari  1 days back

                I did not activate windows 10 I upgraded from windows 7 and it says it is activated. What?

                • Frankie JO
                  Frankie JO  1 days back


                  • MrGoodPie
                    MrGoodPie  2 days back

                    Yup. The Windows activation server is temperamental. I had to disable the on-board ethernet in the BIOS due to a conflict with my wireless card, and it killed my activation. Reenabling it fixed my activation. I spent like 3 hours trying the activation troubleshooter and other fixes, and nothing worked. The next morning when I was about to call? Magically fixed. Personally, I think every license has a hidden feature that listens in on you. They're semi-sentient, waiting for their next opportunity to mess with you. No, no. I don't recognize that hardware. Wait... you're going to call HQ? Bail guys, NOW!

                    • Dojagames
                      Dojagames  2 days back

                      you can disable the watermark in regedit

                      • Jacob Parker
                        Jacob Parker  2 days back

                        Use SCCM

                        • keith gordon
                          keith gordon  3 days back

                          I have always got windows for free never payed for it

                          • crimsonpirate9
                            crimsonpirate9  3 days back

                            I just dont know why this question takes 10 min and 30 sec to answer

                            • steven salazar
                              steven salazar  3 hours back

                              If a video is over 10 minutes, they receive a large monetary boost from ads/sponsers.

                          • Michael .Henderson
                            Michael .Henderson  3 days back

                            Lol my favorite thing is these people standing up for a massive corporation. You're all heroes 😂

                            • joseignacio yweas
                              joseignacio yweas  3 days back

                              omfg , that was a pretty good way to make a sponsor advice

                              • Mazen Adel
                                Mazen Adel  3 days back

                                I misread the title as "Why does Linux pirate windows?"

                                • Sondra Sebald
                                  Sondra Sebald  3 days back

                                  It is so sad that he has to explain himself.

                                  • Mr_Duckington
                                    Mr_Duckington  4 days back

                                    FBI OPEN UP

                                    • Mark
                                      Mark  4 days back

                                      Lock him up.

                                      • Her Majestys Minstrel
                                        Her Majestys Minstrel  4 days back

                                        Windows 10 should be free..

                                        • Rainbow Luke
                                          Rainbow Luke  4 days back

                                          KMS Tools like to know your location

                                          • Igor França
                                            Igor França  4 days back

                                            KMS Pico sponsored this video

                                            • Owen
                                              Owen  5 days back

                                              Or you can buy one eBay for about $4😂😂

                                              • JeffTheApple
                                                JeffTheApple  5 days back

                                                i got linus honey ad at the start


                                                • rututus
                                                  rututus  5 days back

                                                  i recommend kms vl all. find it on github, no viruses

                                                  • Morgan O'Brien-Bledsoe

                                                    Fuck Windows.

                                                    Ah its not pirated, it's slightly hacked. Ok.

                                                    • Venâncio Chaves
                                                      Venâncio Chaves  6 days back


                                                      • Tomokhastz
                                                        Tomokhastz  6 days back

                                                        My school pirates windows 10 😂😂

                                                        • Hakim Rouatbi
                                                          Hakim Rouatbi  6 days back

                                                          I've had the exact same issues with Linux.
                                                          Oh no wait, ...

                                                          • Ootgreet1
                                                            Ootgreet1  6 days back

                                                            What kind of aspie retard posts complaints about Windows Activation watermarks to a major Youtuber's comments? It's like, get a freaking life. Linus did a nice job but the general public posts stupid complaints.

                                                            • 100 000 Subscribers with no videos

                                                              These hardware id's are stored in the driver's used for your device. Pretty simple.

                                                              • inter nazi
                                                                inter nazi  7 days back

                                                                Uh, he should have gotten a full out dev stat from micropuff. They prolly have his IP in this cornholed. They have changed up about updates too win10. I like this kids now cuz he wont bend over for the giant

                                                                • Coatman
                                                                  Coatman  7 days back

                                                                  I have Windows 10 Home installed and when ever there is a Critical Update (or large update) I get the "You a running an unlicensed copy, please Activate Windows" Now this is because, for some reason, that my Key is actually linked to Windows 10 Pro, and since Home is installed it thinks it pirated. With this I have to contact Microsoft explain to them and have them fix the issue, I believe theres a 'Note' on my account now to confirm this issue to the next support technician, to speed things up.

                                                                  • hurhurhur123
                                                                    hurhurhur123  7 days back

                                                                    I replaced everything except the grahics card and harddrives multiple times and haven't had any issues with the licence transferring seamlessly. Changed motherboard 3 times, RAM once, and CPU twice. Only kept graphics card and windows HDD and never had any trouble. Maybe if I changed the gfx card it finally would but so far so good.

                                                                    • Divergent Droid
                                                                      Divergent Droid  1 weeks back

                                                                      No need to Ever Activate Windows. You will have Personalization options locked out but nothing else is crippled so it's no but deal - And Not activating Windows is 100% Legal !!

                                                                      • Jeremy West
                                                                        Jeremy West  1 weeks back

                                                                        Is this like a joke? Gates says we can meet the worlds depopulation demands by way of his vaccines but we are supposed to sit here and give a shit what his eula or terms of service are? Yeah right fuck him steal all his stolen software or better yet dont use it at all. Windows 10 is the spy in your home new world order internet of things to come. reject it

                                                                        • PeTePyE
                                                                          PeTePyE  1 weeks back

                                                                          I just changed mobo and cpu and tried ti reactivate, had to go into slui 4 and enter that into an automated chat with microsoft support easy done

                                                                          • Karsten kramer
                                                                            Karsten kramer  1 weeks back

                                                                            Linus du er pisse grim, og med ganti Homo og sutter pik på ham den fede, du har med i dine video,er nogen gange

                                                                            • Djc807 -
                                                                              Djc807 -  1 weeks back

                                                                              I think I broke the audio jack on the front panel of my PC (the port itself) is this a fixable issue?

                                                                              • NightmxreLuka
                                                                                NightmxreLuka  6 days back

                                                                                If it’s not under warranty, then you can’t go to your manufacturer and get it fixed

                                                                              • NightmxreLuka
                                                                                NightmxreLuka  6 days back

                                                                                Djc807 - Well, if your jack is broken, and your PC is under warranty, go to the manufacturer and get your jack repaired

                                                                            • Spencer Brown
                                                                              Spencer Brown  1 weeks back

                                                                              Linus your the best bro. I watch all of your content. Mostly I listen to you while I work. I need help on my new PC build.. hit me Linus. I know your a busy man. But if you ever have time..

                                                                              • Rock Star
                                                                                Rock Star  1 weeks back

                                                                                you skipped the video part where you enter the key, you could of censored it while typing it... ya pirate!

                                                                                • Doughy the edible Cube
                                                                                  Doughy the edible Cube  1 weeks back

                                                                                  Now I am scared to upgrade my graphics card, thanks.

                                                                                  • Dat Boi
                                                                                    Dat Boi  1 weeks back

                                                                                    Anyone else notice the gap between the desktop icons

                                                                                    • Nikola Marjanovic
                                                                                      Nikola Marjanovic  1 weeks back

                                                                                      i know hau tu activate windows for free but the secret ingredient is crime

                                                                                    • Substitute Account
                                                                                      Substitute Account  1 weeks back

                                                                                      Bruh he white KSI

                                                                                      • Frafra070 goodnight
                                                                                        Frafra070 goodnight  1 weeks back

                                                                                        if you wanne activate windows 10 just go to kmspico lol XDD

                                                                                        • Brian Major
                                                                                          Brian Major  1 weeks back

                                                                                          The only You Tube channel I can't get upset about when it comes to sponsors. It's plugged in so wonderfully.

                                                                                          • lost pelmenis
                                                                                            lost pelmenis  1 weeks back

                                                                                            My windows 10 key was linked to my graphics card apparently.. stupid. Wasted 20 euros for new key and who knows for how long. Technology moves fast.