Windows 8 ODMs And Brand Vendors Concerned About New Verification Process

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According to Digitimes sources, Windows 8 device ODM’s and Brand vendors are concerned about the new Windows 8 verification process for installing on a system. They said that their earlier procedure of installing Windows on PC’s were a easy process and pasting COA label onto a PC will help technicians identify the machines that have already been installed with an operating system. But according to the new process designed by Microsoft ODMs claim that their cost and time consumption will go up.

For the OA 3.0, Microsoft plans to pre-install the Windows 8 operating system into PC’s BIOS and will have consumers key-in the authorization key to activate the software through an Internet connection and will completely abandon its previous method of using a COA label.

They are also blaming Microsoft for  playing a two-faced game with ODMs and Brand Vendors..

Source: Digitimes

  • WixosTrix

    I don’t quite understand this.  Also, isn’t Windows 8 doing away with BIOS and using UEFI?

    • J A

      Well, this article lacks detail to help unerstand any of the concerns.

    • ZipZapRap

      UEFI is a BIOS

      • WixosTrix

        In every definition I find it says UEFI is a replacement to BIOS. Also, sites are saying the death of BIOS is near with Windows 8 moving to UEFI. Will we still be using the term BIOS anyway?
        Sent from my Windows Phone

  • bickerto

    If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck it is a duck, or in this case a BIOS regardless of the letters used to represent it