[CentOS] Strange dots on monitor

Mon Dec 18 02:44:50 UTC 2017
Valeri Galtsev <galtsev at kicp.uchicago.edu>

On Sun, December 17, 2017 8:06 pm, Yves Bellefeuille wrote:
> "vychytraly ." <vychytraly at gmail.com> wrote:
>> My only worry is that they would not accept it since I am running
>> Linux (the laptop came with Windows - and I am not sure if the problem
>> would be also present on Windows).
> You can download and install Windows legally:
> https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10 . Without
> a valid code, it will stop working eventually, but you can see whether
> you have the same problem with Windows.

If laptop was purchased with Windows 10 (some incarnation like
"home",...), then when you will install Windows 10 the same incarnation on
it, it will read its "authorization code , registration number or whatever
prevents it from telling you "buy/ register... from UEFI. If you switched
boot from UEFI to BIOS when installing Linux this will not work, but just
switch boot back to UEFI before installing Windows, and registration will
auto-magically work for you.

I hope, this helps.


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> Yves Bellefeuille
> <yan at storm.ca>
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Valeri Galtsev
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Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics
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University of Chicago
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