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Rob J wrote:
> In article <6Enwf.13591$(E-Mail Removed)>, Removed)
> says...
>>Rob J wrote:
>>>In article <(E-Mail Removed)>,
>>>(E-Mail Removed) says...
>>>>On Sun, 08 Jan 2006 20:42:46 +1300, Mark <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>>>>>>Maybe the CMOS battery is shot/dodgey and everytime you start the PC it
>>>>>>re-detects your hardware? Shot in the dark, I dunno. Is the clock keeping
>>>>>>good time?
>>>>>er unlikely.......
>>>>>chances are a bit of hardware has been changed..just reactivate and
>>>>>you should be all go
>>>>possible MS blacklist its own serial )
>>>You mean one that was published on the net for fraudulent use

>>The joke is that if you install a dodgy version, it's probably
>>professional corporate edition, and you wont be bothered by activation
>>in any shape or form.

> Until you run into the "Genuine Windows" program

If you mean the one on Windows Update, thats easily avoided. In IE,
select tools->manage addons and disable "Windows Genuine Advantage". The
one on is only slightly tougher, and requires
typing javascript in the address bar, although greasemonkey can automate
this nicely so you forget all about it ever existing.
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