XP Activation Questions, silly idea?!

By Tweakster
Feb 20, 2002
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  1. Questions XP silly idea

    When u activate a XP system does window send u information to run it via the internet? How do networks get XP running and if windows does send u information could u record it somehow and use the info on a fake XP server (A home computer) and send the info out to other computers to allow them to run XP ? or is that 2 simple ?
  2. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 Newcomer, in training Posts: 6,504

    "That's no moon.... Its a space station." - Obi Wan Kenobi.

    I think that MS have probably thought about all of these things before.

    At work, we install Windows XP to clients using a Windows XP Professional Corporate edition, which does not require activation. It still needs a licence code, but not the activation.

    MS probably reckoned that it would be a pain for system engineers and computer techs to be activating XP all the time when they install / reinstall client machines, so that is not needed.

    It may also be possible that a certain range of licence codes instruct XP not to prompt for or require activation.
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