Re: XP Home activation?

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by why?, Aug 16, 2009.

  1. why?

    why? Guest

    On Sun, 16 Aug 2009 15:06:53 +0100, Kenny wrote:

    >Why would a PC which has been running happily for years suddenly require
    >activation at start up?


    For all the same reasons the same WPA questions were asked and explained
    when it was introduced :)

    www.google.com

    http://www.aumha.org/win5/a/wpa.php

    http://www.licenturion.com/xp/

    http://netsecurity.about.com/od/windowsxp/qt/aaqtwinxp0829.htm

    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-vista/quick-start/activation-faq.aspx

    as always MS products, MS support, quite handy.

    http://support.microsoft.com/search...id=global&catalog=LCID=1033&1033comm=1&res=20

    or shorter

    http://preview.tinyurl.com/pln45l


    Windows XP Prompts You to Re-activate After You Restore Your Computer
    (305356) - These hardware changes require product re-activation
    because the installation now appears to have been installed on a new
    (additional) computer. Windows XP may prompt you to re ...
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/305356
    • Description of the changes that were made to the product activation
    ....
    (949748) - Description of the changes that were made to the product
    activation process for Windows Server 2008 in a ... uses the virtual key
    to bind to the hardware differently than in Windows ...
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/949748
    • Description of Microsoft Product Activation
    (302806) - It requires no hardware add-ons or any other external ...
    moved to another computer or if significant changes ... Ports that are
    used by Windows product activation
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/302806
    • You are prompted to activate Windows Vista after you install a
    Windows ...
    (947519) - Cause 1: Changes to hardware or to hardware device drivers
    are detected ... This activation exploit may have been created to
    circumvent the Windows Vista activation ...
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/947519


    >Only recent changes were an AGP graphics/analogue capture card added and m/b
    >battery changed.


    <snip>

    Me
    why?, Aug 16, 2009
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