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WinXP, Windows Product Activation:
Microsoft Product Activation
link was shared with us on ExtremeTech
User Forums: What's
Wrong With Product Activation (3/13/2002).
WPA Product Key (wpa.dbl in system32 Dir):
OEM installations will apparently link to Bios
while retail copies are penalized. WPA tied to 7 hardware items. WPA
reset after 120 days. Product Activation vs. Registration? Activation
is required, Registration is optional.
Software Piracy, is that the real issue? Is the
real issue about support? Do they want our money or our business?
Resistance Is Futile? Assimilated? Not likely - Resist!
- Display adapter
- SCSI adapter (if found)
- IDE adapter
- Network adapter MAC address (if
- RAM amount range
- Processor type
- Processor serial number
- Hard drive
- Hard drive volume serial number
- CD-ROM, CD-RW, or DVD-ROM
More On - Windows Product Activation:
Details on Microsoft Product Activation for Windows XP
Livingston: October 19, 2001
Livingston: October 12, 2001
- How do I skip the Product Activation in Windows XP
Information and Motivation
Toolbox for Windows - Windows-Help.NET
XP - Windows-Help.NET
- Loophole Emerges With Windows XP Copy Controls - (Monday,
September 03, 2001)
See: 120 Day Loophole &
Additional Family License Program (Multilicense Price Break) - A
Microsoft Convenience OR Customer Aggravation?
MS loosens XP WPA some more, to offer - (9-3-2001)
News | SCI/TECH | Piracy problems stain Windows XP - (July 20 ,
- WinXP product activation cracked - totally, horribly, fatally -
- Poll: Will you still buy XP with Windows Product Activation (WPA)?
Windows Product Activation compromised First Tests... -
License plan won't thwart theft - (6-26-01)
Microsoft Product Activation Guide picks -
Windows Product Activation: an early look -
- Windows XP: XP cracked,
bypassed or just plain fooled? - Link Gone!
Anti-Piracy Solutions Extended to Upcoming Versions... (2-2-2001)
things you need to know before you upgrade:
- Windows Product Activation Resources:
- Description of Microsoft Product Activation: MPA -
Description of Microsoft Product Activation.
WPA – Uses port 80 and 443
Test your browser for open ports using the following:
www.microsoft.com:80 or www.microsoft.com:443
aumha.org - Windows
Product Activation (WPA)
- Windows XP Product Activation
WPA Resource Center - www.licenturion.com/xp/
(Berlin, Germany, July 9, 2001)
Product Activation compromised - (7-16-2001)
Product Activation on PressPass -
Question Of The Day: Are you ready to activate
Windows XP? Do you Feel Lucky Punk?
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