Win XP Pro Reactivation Required ?

  Zeppelyn 20:14 03 Jan 2006

On booting earlier I was informed my Win XP needed reactivation due to significant hardware changes. 3 weeks ago I installed a Maxtor Sata PCI Card and 2 Sata HDD's and I assume this is whats triggered it but I'm wondering why did it take 3 weeks. Ive not done anything else except added a powered USB hub yesterday.

  SG Atlantis® 20:17 03 Jan 2006

Your guess is as good as ours.

But it onlytakes a minute to re-activate and anything that stops piracy is worth living with.

From what I know the OS generates a data string from certain hardware elements in your computer. When the hardware has changed enough the data string doesn't match and the OS prompts for reactivation.

  Zeppelyn 20:41 03 Jan 2006

Oh yea, I agree about piracy and worth the hassle, just wondered why 3 weeks to kick in and what constitutes significant.

  VoG II 20:45 03 Jan 2006
  Zeppelyn 20:59 03 Jan 2006

Thanks that sort of explains it.

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