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Eagle
June 3rd, 2002, 11:57
Alright, I'm thinking of buying a fully leagal version of XP. I know if I make a small upgrade, re-activation isn't triggered, but if I make a major upgrade it is. The question I have is, does Micro**** charge for re-activation or do you just have to contact them and tell them that you have upgraded.

If you have to re-pay for a licence you already bought then I'm gonna stick to 98, but if they will do the re-activation for free than I might consider it. I'm asking this cause I frequently am doing upgrades on my computer piece at a time.

Teamz
June 3rd, 2002, 12:15
they removed the deinstallation process when you upgrade

Eagle
June 3rd, 2002, 12:34
Umm, I'm not talking about installations, I'm talking about their little spyware Product Activation. If I install XP and activate it, and later I install new processor, motherboard, hard drive, etc. enough to pass the "hash limit" will M$ charge me to re-activate it so it will work on the upgraded system.

Macca
June 3rd, 2002, 15:05
i'm pretty sure all it takes is a phone call to them and the'll give you a new serial. i'm not positive but i'm quite sure

Eagle
June 3rd, 2002, 15:21
Yeah, someone on the M$ newsgroups told me that was a rumor being spread. The fact is, re-activation is completely free.

pj64er
June 3rd, 2002, 19:01
yup, and even if its not, i think u are allowed to install some copies on a few computers. (1-5?) after a while, they wont give you the code anymore.

Eagle
June 4th, 2002, 02:14
No, thats not true. Unless you have 5 licences then you can only install on one computer.

Trotterwatch
June 4th, 2002, 03:18
You definately do not have to pay for re-activation.

You can re-activate AFAIK, via Telephone or Online.

Malcolm
June 4th, 2002, 04:11
Activation is free, so is re-activation. Once you have your WinXP all done and installed you have (I believe) 5 restarts before you *must* put in the activation code. This can be done online, VIA a modem directly connecting to a MS server, by phone and by fax.

You can re-activate as many times as you wish for no cost at all.

:)

Eagle
June 4th, 2002, 04:15
Hmm, I don't know about the 5 restarts, but what I've heard is you have a 1 month grace period until your required to activate.

Malcolm
June 4th, 2002, 04:18
as I said, I'm not sure.

:)

Sukh
June 11th, 2002, 02:41
"Alright, I'm thinking of buying a fully leagal version of XP"

lol, people actually pay for Windows XP?!!!


...cause I do...*cough*...yeah

mesman00
June 11th, 2002, 03:03
i had an "unpaid" copy of xp on my comp, put it on three times or so, always gave me ****, so i went back to 98. one day i think i may buy a copy of xp home, so i won't have to deal with all the hassles that came along with the "unpaid" copy. otherwise, i think ill buy win2k.

Eagle
June 11th, 2002, 03:07
Originally posted by Sukh
"Alright, I'm thinking of buying a fully leagal version of XP"

lol, people actually pay for Windows XP?!!!


...cause I do...*cough*...yeah

Well, pretty soon M$ is going to be implementing a new mandatory patch that will allow you to use third party internet browsers, email, etc. as the default programs (by order of the US courts) Anyway, when this patch is made available it will also disable the hacked copies of XP. Sooo, basically you can't use Windows Update ever again if you have a hacked copy. Since the original release of XP is very unsecure to hacks its not a good idea to leave it without the updates. If you already have the updates, then your OK, but pray you never have to re-format your hard drive.

Sukh
June 11th, 2002, 05:01
Eagle, that isn't true. The hackers are already one step ahead. I know of a program that will generate a corporate key for you in 15 minutes, that you can use, and MS won't have a clue :)

Although, I've never used this program...ever...ever!

CpU MasteR
June 11th, 2002, 13:05
Originally posted by Sukh
Eagle, that isn't true. The hackers are already one step ahead. I know of a program that will generate a corporate key for you in 15 minutes, that you can use, and MS won't have a clue :)

Although, I've never used this program...ever...ever!

Besides, if M$ tries to pull some copyright protection **** on Windows, Hackers will be one step ahead...

linker
June 12th, 2002, 01:24
Originally posted by Sukh
Eagle, that isn't true. The hackers are already one step ahead. I know of a program that will generate a corporate key for you in 15 minutes, that you can use, and MS won't have a clue :)

Although, I've never used this program...ever...ever!

Yea, this program is cool..... BUT WAIT! I don't have it... I REPEAT! I DON'T HAVE IT!

lol

Eagle
June 12th, 2002, 02:12
How does generating a new key prevent Windows XP activation? Thats what this patch is supposed to do. Any copy of XP with a hacked (disabled) activation will be detected.

mesman00
June 12th, 2002, 03:43
while on the topic, anyone know where i can pick up a copy of win2k for cheap?

Olger901
June 12th, 2002, 18:26
I have a copy of Win2K Pro I can send the ISO too you but it's a dutch version so you will need to configure the setup to turn it into english

linker
June 13th, 2002, 21:52
Olger901! that's not a warez forum... one more message like this and you may be banned (not from me, tho).

Eagle
June 14th, 2002, 00:57
Originally posted by linker
Olger901! that's not a warez forum... one more message like this and you may be banned (not from me, tho).

Yup, by me. No offering or requesting illegal material at emutalk.