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Ron Y 07-31-2004 09:01 PM

Re: activation with xp
Corporate version shouldn't have an activation scheme.

"Drew" <> wrote in message
> Hi all:
> I have two or three users who are wanting to do substancial hardware
> upgrades to their work PCs. They all have XP Pro installed with our
> corporate license key. Does this version of XP do any product
> activation at all? Or does the corporate version not do this at all.
> I'm just wondering if there is a chance that the hardware upgrades
> will trigger the activation feature of XP. But I'm pretty sure that
> the corporate version doesn't do the activation stuff at all.
> Can anyone verify if that's true for me?
> Drew

Rv! 08-03-2004 09:57 AM

Re: activation with xp
> Actually, it does (sort of). You can deactivate the corporate version
> of Windows XP with the OOBETIMER value which then give you 1.68 million
> years to activate it. If you were to ignore putting in a "good key"
> for that many years, theoretically XP would lock you out of the
> operating system until you entered a good key.

I'll remember that should I need it at the time. :)


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