xp activation

  john1000 22:49 16 May 04

i have just purchased xp pro and have installed it as a upgrade on my system running xp when i did the final boot to xp pro there was no activation icon in the task bar is this ok i presume i dont have to activate because i already have a legal copy of 98 help much appreciated

  powerless 22:53 16 May 04

Start Menu\Programs\Accessories\System Tools\Activate Windows

  john1000 22:56 16 May 04

no that option is not there i thought if i upgraded from 98 to xp i did not have to activate

  Smegs 22:57 16 May 04

john1000, I've been running Xp home for the last 2yrs and never activated it. Not had a problem. It's all above board before someone says anything.

  Smegs 22:58 16 May 04

Powerless, I've just had a look where you said it was and it's not there on mine aswell.

  john1000 22:59 16 May 04

i thought xp would shut down if it was not activated after a certain time

  Smegs 23:04 16 May 04

It hasn't with mine.

  john1000 23:07 16 May 04

ok i will just see what happens the only reason why i am asking is because my mate had xp home on his computer and he got a nasty email from microsoft asking him to activate his software

  Robotic_Rob 23:15 16 May 04

How did Microsoft get his email address?

  Smegs 23:18 16 May 04

john1000, I can't speak for your mate, but I have a legit copy of Xp home, never activated it and never had ANY emails from MS. I had a problem about a year ago and got intouch with MS and they replied, and still never had any other contact. When I do a format/re-install, I never get asked for the Code number. I don't know if thats the way it is or not. Try it and leave it for 30 days as thats the time period that I have hear you have got to activate it.

  john1000 23:18 16 May 04

good question i dont know

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