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Octavean
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join:2001-03-31
New York, NY
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reply to me1212

Re: New benchmarks for th 8350 and 3570k/3770k. Weird results.

If you install Windows 7 without a key you can evaluate it for up to 120 days without activation. If you don't activate it won't prompt you for a key after a hardware change.

Windows 8 install media wants to force activation directly after OS install and requires a key for the install. I hear you can get around this and install to evaluate as well but it takes some work,...