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Yearly activation for post XP Microsoft OS's?

by royeo / May 11, 2010 10:30 AM PDT

I've heard that you'll have to activate all Microsoft OS's, past XP, on a yearly basis. Is this true?



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Post XP
by manmur / May 11, 2010 10:48 AM PDT


No, You do not need to reactivate Vista or 7 every year. The only time you will need to is when you have to re-installed the OS.

Hopefully this helps you.


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by Jimmy Greystone / May 11, 2010 11:23 AM PDT

No, and if you spend a little quality time with Google you will find the specific conditions that will trigger the need to reactivate. None of which are temporal.

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XP, no. BUT!
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 11, 2010 9:35 PM PDT

I'm encountering malware mostly on owner machines that run torrents, registry cleaners or those that tinker in the registry and WGA (see google) kicks in. So there is a sliver of truth here. But the truth is that it is self inflicted 99.99% of the time.

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