Microsoft Going Symantec's Way??(No Of Activation of Vista)

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  1. Legendkiller

    Legendkiller Registered Member

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    Recently i read this article on neowin.net reporting about microsoft's plan to limit the number of activations which canbe done to 10.
    Link:http://neowin.net/index.php?act=view&id=35844
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    However following clarifications has been sent out by MS:
    "Windows Vista will not require a system re-activation unless the hard drive and one other component is changed. This means that enthusiasts will be able to swap CPUs, memory and graphics cards out without any worry about having to re-activate with MS, either on the internet or by phone.

    Should you change the hard drive and another piece of hardware - for example for a major upgrade such as a motherboard change that requires a re-installation - Microsoft will allow you to re-activate up to 10 times. You will not, however, be able to have more than one machine activated concurrently.

    Should you wish to activate more than 10 times, you could be busted, or Microsoft could choose to let you activate again at its discretion."

    Link:http://www.bit-tech.net/news/2006/10/26/Microsoft_clarifies_Vista_activation_to_bit-tech/
     
  2. Firecat

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    This problem has been there for some time now in the case of Windows XP OEM licenses. In case of the XP OEM licenses, after the activation limit is crossed, Internet activation will be blocked forever, but you can still continue with phone activation as many times as required.

    I guess the same should apply to Vista.
     
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