But since nobody else has replied (yet) here's my 2c.
Worst case scenario: You will not be able to download any MS updates. Since there are generally 3-7 patches on critical vulnerabilities every month, you'll likely be at increased risk. You'll also get balloon tips reminding you that your copy of windows may not be genuine.
More likely scenario: You will be able to download security patches, but nothing else from MS. You'll get the balloon tips.
Why not activate? Paranoid? Or just don't want to buy into this club? Bits of the OS will (I think) still phone home now and then, activated or not.
Well only one day left for windows xp activation but i dont want to activate it.i am doing good without it.
So some one please help me shuting this activation thing and what will happen after 1 day if i dont activate it?