What happens after Windows registration period?

  Kilty 09:55 26 Jan 2009

I have a PC that I do not use on line (in fact there is nothing to connect it to the net). I have just installed a new copy of windows XP onto it and it syas that it must be registered in a period of time. As it will never go online, what will happen if I dont register it in the set time?

Thanks in advance for any help.

  Technotiger 09:58 26 Jan 2009

Nothing will happen - it will still work, but will never be able to be updated!

  Kilty 10:00 26 Jan 2009

Thanks for the info. Will stop worring about it.

Thanks again

  Technotiger 10:03 26 Jan 2009

PS - if at a later date sfter the registration period, you do wish to go online with it, you will need to make a phone call to Microsoft in order to be able to activate the licence.

  retep888 11:10 26 Jan 2009

After the initial 30 days' activation period limit,if you still don't get it activated by phone or online,it'll stop working.

  Fingees 11:40 26 Jan 2009

I think there may be some confusion between activation and registering.

Activation is compulsory to keep it working.

Registering is not.

That means you have no need to give details about yourself. However if it is not activatewd, it may not work after the time limit.

You can activate by telephone if you don't use the internet, with no problem.

All the best

  bremner 11:48 26 Jan 2009

Failure to register your copy of Windows will have no consequences whatsoever. You will have full use of the program and be able to update.

Failure to activate will mean that after 30 days you will not be able to access Windows and your computer will be useless.

click here for Microsoft's help on the subject of activation.

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