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Old 05-12-2006, 07:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi, 3 questions if I may

1. Is it necessary to activate windows on XP?

2. What purpose does it serve?

3. Is there a way to change the start -system tray blue to gray? If so, how please.

I appreciate any help.

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Old 05-12-2006, 07:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
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1. Yes this is the only way to get all updates and patches from M$. Otherwise they will consider it pirated and you wont be fully updated and possibly have some issues with security.

2. Read 1.

3. By default the only colors that XP allows are Blue, Silver and Olive Green. Right click on your desktop>Properties>Appearance>Color Scheme.

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you can change it to grey under system properties, advanced etc....
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Old 05-12-2006, 10:56 PM   #4 (permalink)
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you must activate Windows to use it for a long time. Otherwise you get a 30-day trial.
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Old 05-13-2006, 12:33 PM   #5 (permalink)
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or, you don't EVER have to activate it if you have a VLK (Volume License Key)
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