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Old 06-30-2005, 10:45 PM   #1
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I saw on some other thread that someone didnt activate windows xp and it was fine. I have an oem version liscensed to Dell. Do I have to activate it or is it going to shut down?
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If you do not have the coorperate edition of XP Pro or Home, YOU MUST ACTIVATE windows or it will shut down in 30 days.... ACTIVATE IT!
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Yeah it will shut down if it is not activated. this only helps microsoft to count number of copires.lol. Do activate.
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What if one is using, say, a pirated version he got for free from one of his friends, purely hypothetical here, activating it lets the government know that it is a pirated version, which is bad, and solutions?
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Buy a copy maybe?
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A pirated version of XP? Good luck with that. I hear Microsoft sends you bad code when you do an update (my brother had this happen). Activate it. No other way around it.
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What if one is using, say, a pirated version he got for free from one of his friends, purely hypothetical here, activating it lets the government know that it is a pirated version, which is bad, and solutions?
Activating lets Microsoft know that it's a pirated version.

Be very careful where this post is going.
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Yeah, we shouldnt talk about illegal Sofware on this forum.
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Ah you forget we are talking "hypothetically" lol. ya it's probably not the best thing to talk about where everybody can read it.
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Default Re: not having to activate windows?

Theres some things that are safe to private. Like dling music from lime wire. Then there are things that cost $$$ from a major corp that HAS MANY LAWYERS. That is the bad thing. I highly suggest you BUY yourself a real VERSION of XP. Its so much safer.
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