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XP Activation!

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by jademunky, May 13, 2005.

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  1. jademunky

    jademunky Thread Starter

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    Hi,
    Just out of personal preference i don't usually register most software, and after a nightmare install (3 days) of Windows XP Home pro, Ive found that my system will not be operational if I don't activate it by phone or web!

    I have installed a fully legal version of the software with a legitimate key code, and just wondered if any knows weather it is really necessary to go through the activation process??? or if there is a way around it???

    Cheers,

    Jademunky!!

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  2. icemncmth

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    if it is legal then why not activate it...

    If you think your box isn't already talking to MS ..well you would be wrong.


    -Ice
     
  3. jademunky

    jademunky Thread Starter

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    The box in question isnt on the net + like i said mainly just out of personal pref.
    Interested in it as ive herd tales of people like myself who rarely register products and claim to have used XP without registering??
    wondered how was all?????
    JADE.
     
  4. icemncmth

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    there are ways around everything. You can do a google and come up with some.

    One easy way is to reset your calendar
     
  5. flavallee

    flavallee Trusted Advisor

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    Jademunky:

    Microsoft has the activation code process set up with Windows XP to prevent piracy of that operating system. Besides getting a "nag" notice to activate it, it'll supposedly quit working after 30 days if you don't.

    Resetting the calender is not a good idea because that'll effect all your other programs and files that rely on having the correct date.
     
  6. Kitch

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    Activation is not the same as registration, you don't need to register your copy
    but you do need to activate it, if you don't XP will stop working & one day you'll find yourself locked out of the computer.
     
  7. jademunky

    jademunky Thread Starter

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    Real sorry,

    I meant activation rather than reistering XP, and the getting locked out scenario will happen tomorrow!!! Have had a brouse through google for ideas but to no avail! all i end up with is supposedly free porn and a load of viruses coming my way!!!

    Jade.
     
  8. Kitch

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    Just activate it & forget it imho.
     
  9. icemncmth

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    Activate it...and then take it off the internet...Or activate by phone ..

    if you are worried about spam ...get a free email account from myway.com and give them
    that account.

    -ice
     
  10. flavallee

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    If your computer is getting bombarded with porn and other "nasties", you need to run a full system scan with your antivirus program, then you need to install, update, and run a scan with Ad-Aware SE Personal 1.05 and Spybot - Search & Destroy 1.4 RC4.
     
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