Where does Win XP keep its log of changes counted toward activation? Background: I was forced to re-activate XP - due to changes? This is a fresh reload (2-19-08). Activated approximately 2-25-08. I cannot think of any change but the Raw HD sitting idle. Experimented with home network yesterday. Many reboots, and no alert. My mobo is flashing the Power On LED; simple, slow flash, no pattern. Flashing was noticed 10 hours ago. Several re-boots in the following interval. Bios splash screen shows no change in CPU nor mobo, nor firmware version. Bios setup - no loss of memory or other noticable change. Device manager: no devices in error (except for NIC intentionally disabled) : no change in listed devices (that I can detect) Events logs were only checked near the time of the activation. Registry change: IE 6 'isinstalled' value changed to 0 (not installed) (2-22-08). This did not disable IE 6. Never concluded this experiment. Any suggestions? Including 'who cares'