Re: activation with xp

Discussion in 'A+ Certification' started by Ron Y, Jul 31, 2004.

  1. Ron Y

    Ron Y Guest

    Corporate version shouldn't have an activation scheme.



    "Drew" <> wrote in message
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    >
    > 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
     
    Ron Y, Jul 31, 2004
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  2. Ron Y

    Rv! Guest

    > 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. :)

    Rv!
     
    Rv!, Aug 3, 2004
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