Activate Windows?? what does this mean??

  Mit123 16:44 07 Sep 2006
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I have successfully got Windows XP Home Edition re-installed onto my desktop Time computer and when I log on then wait a few mins a window comes up saying "Lets Activate Windows". What is this about and what does it mean??
Any help would be thanked.!

  VoG II 16:47 07 Sep 2006

Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools > Activate Windows.

If you do not activate Windows it will cease to function after 30 days.

  VoG II 16:49 07 Sep 2006
  Mit123 16:49 07 Sep 2006

yes , but what is this for??? and is it normal??

  Mit123 16:50 07 Sep 2006

oh ok i didnt see the link!

  Mit123 16:51 07 Sep 2006

is it normall to have this thing??

  terryf 16:52 07 Sep 2006

It is caled Microsoft spyware by most people and anti-piracy by Microsoft, Try a google 'windows activation', lots of hits come up and it will all be explained to you

  terryf 16:52 07 Sep 2006

Sorry caled should be called:-)

  Mit123 16:52 07 Sep 2006

ok

  Mit123 16:56 07 Sep 2006

is it normall to activat windows? like this?

  VoG II 16:56 07 Sep 2006

Yes.

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