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Old 12-11-2005, 10:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I bought the OEM Windows XP PRO SP2 and it is asking to activate the software. Do I have to do this??
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Old 12-11-2005, 10:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Yes.
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Old 12-11-2005, 10:21 PM   #3 (permalink)
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what happens if he doesn't?
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He can't use windows after the expiration period of 30 days.
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Old 12-11-2005, 10:38 PM   #5 (permalink)
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You can reinstall windows every 30 days...if you don't want to activate.
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You can reinstall windows every 30 days...if you don't want to activate.
WHy wouldn't you want to activate?
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cuz it is really a pirated version of windows but wants to say it casually by saying it's OEM
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If it's pirated and he has to activate, then it's a pretty crappy pirated copy. Mine has no activation
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go buy a real copy
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Old 12-12-2005, 12:28 AM   #10 (permalink)
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it is a real copy. I got it from newegg. And I did activate it.
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