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Windows XP Activation how long?

Postby mkubiak402 » 2019-1-10 @ 15:20

Windows XP Activation how long till we can't?

So the hole deal with Windows XP and Activation over the internet i am assuming there is going to be a point where we just cant activate it over the internet or my Phone any more so when that happens what can we do? Will they release a final we don't support this any more here is a no Key patch have at it..?
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Re: Windows XP Activation how long?

Postby dr_st » 2019-1-10 @ 15:26

There will always be working OEM / volume licensing keys.
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Re: Windows XP Activation how long?

Postby chinny22 » 2019-1-10 @ 16:05

mkubiak402 wrote:Will they release a final we don't support this any more here is a no Key patch have at it..?


Ha, no chance! This is the company that successfully sued someone last year for selling reproduced XP OEM cd's. No keys, just the locked down OEM CD requiring the user to still activate.
I'm actually surprised it still works and they haven't simply said "no longer supported" may have forced more people to upgrade back in 2016.

Activation hacks already exist and volume licence gets around the whole issue all together whenever MS decide to pull the plug
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Re: Windows XP Activation how long?

Postby DosFreak » 2019-1-10 @ 21:19

Yeah when XP is dropped on the activations servers the workarounds work fine.
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Re: Windows XP Activation how long?

Postby keenmaster486 » 2019-1-10 @ 22:00

I ceased to care about the legality of even Windows 7 activation workarounds, let alone XP, long ago.
I flermmed the plootash just like you asked.
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Re: Windows XP Activation how long?

Postby Azarien » 2019-1-11 @ 21:56

Once I read the EULA of XP. There was a paragraph saying that whenever Microsoft decides to drop the activation process, they will provide customers a way to keep using the system. So don't worry, they'll release some kind of activation tool, or an official activation-killing update.

Or at least they promised to do so.

But I think that XP activation will continue to work at least for a couple of years.
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Re: Windows XP Activation how long?

Postby Unknown_K » 2019-1-11 @ 22:28

They will tell you old installs will keep working but not new installs. So you get to keep using the system until it gets corrupted and that's it.
That or they will make you call in for activation hoping nobody will bother being on hold for 3 hours to do it.
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Re: Windows XP Activation how long?

Postby kainiakaria » 2019-1-14 @ 01:48

Unknown_K wrote:They will tell you old installs will keep working but not new installs. So you get to keep using the system until it gets corrupted and that's it.
That or they will make you call in for activation hoping nobody will bother being on hold for 3 hours to do it.


We could always use registry hacks but it be best we don't talk about that here.
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Re: Windows XP Activation how long?

Postby ZellSF » 2019-1-14 @ 22:12

Azarien wrote:Once I read the EULA of XP. There was a paragraph saying that whenever Microsoft decides to drop the activation process, they will provide customers a way to keep using the system. So don't worry, they'll release some kind of activation tool, or an official activation-killing update.

Or at least they promised to do so.

I doubt that paragraph exists and if it did, the people who wrote it were as serious about it as the ones who wrote in the iTunes EULA that it shouldn't be used to develop nuclear weapons.
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Re: Windows XP Activation how long?

Postby Tetrium » 2019-1-16 @ 23:21

chinny22 wrote:
mkubiak402 wrote:Will they release a final we don't support this any more here is a no Key patch have at it..?


Ha, no chance! This is the company that successfully sued someone last year for selling reproduced XP OEM cd's. No keys, just the locked down OEM CD requiring the user to still activate.
I'm actually surprised it still works and they haven't simply said "no longer supported" may have forced more people to upgrade back in 2016.

Activation hacks already exist and volume licence gets around the whole issue all together whenever MS decide to pull the plug

They did?

Why?
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Re: Windows XP Activation how long?

Postby DosFreak » 2019-1-17 @ 00:30

viewtopic.php?f=5&t=58554&p=650868&hilit=OEM#p650868
https://blogs.microsoft.com/on-the-issu ... overnment/

The guy isn't a hero. Read the docs it's all there. Example: In one he commens how accurate the counterfeit is and in another he complains about the charges against him by stating that the copies aren't exact reproductions. If the discs had no value then why did he spend so much money on them?
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Re: Windows XP Activation how long?

Postby Shagittarius » 2019-1-17 @ 02:36

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Re: Windows XP Activation how long?

Postby Tetrium » 2019-1-17 @ 02:52

DosFreak wrote:https://www.vogons.org/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=58554&p=650868&hilit=OEM#p650868
https://blogs.microsoft.com/on-the-issu ... overnment/

The guy isn't a hero. Read the docs it's all there. Example: In one he commens how accurate the counterfeit is and in another he complains about the charges against him by stating that the copies aren't exact reproductions. If the discs had no value then why did he spend so much money on them?

He is clearly not a hero lol
Just a counterfeiter.
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