Originally Posted by crysalis
When you puchase a copy of Windows (or any program or that matter) you are not puchasing the program..you are purchasing the the right (license) to use that program..once it's activated, that's it..You used up your one license for that program....
There's nothing wrong with your Copy of Windows....
You guys are just not getting the point. THIS IS WRONG!!!!!!!!
You don't just use up your license. The activation in windows is just an effort to thwart piracy. IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH YOUR LICENSE AGREEMENT! You can, at any time, reactivate your copy of windows. If you have a reasonable excuse, such as:
1. My computer crashED and I had to reload.
2. I bought a new hard drive and had to reload
3. I installed several new components and activation came up
Or anything else you can think of. If you activate windows and then reactivate it within 120 days you WILL HAVE TO CALL. They don't record anything and know nothing about you or your computer. Of course if you call and say "Gee, I bought this copy from some shady character on the street." Yeah, then they might be suspicious. It's not like they're gonna check your build version or any thing else. If your self conscience about the windows you bought because you think it may be pirated; then for god's sake man go out and buy a legit copy and put it to rest!
I Feel better now
Hope this helps