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trekrider
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PostPosted: Sat, 23 Aug 2003 20:11:37    Post Subject: Win XP activation Reply with quote View Single Post

Anyone know how to dig out the activation date of a Win XP install???
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PostPosted: Mon, 25 Aug 2003 22:37:02    Post Subject: Reply with quote View Single Post

Did you find your answer yet? I've asked my geek family and they didn't know Smile


I forgot to ask Leo Laporte for you ... he'll know Wink
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PostPosted: Mon, 25 Aug 2003 23:20:26    Post Subject: Reply with quote View Single Post

No, but I figured that M$ would have a record of it...they did. Simply checked out the update site, it shows all the updates & dates installed. Sense I do all updates right after doing the OS install...........

I'd still like to find it in the registry or someplace local (on the machine that is).

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PostPosted: Mon, 25 Aug 2003 23:43:54    Post Subject: Reply with quote View Single Post

Have you tried a program called Aida32 ? You can find out the installation date and who knows what else Wink I'm pretty sure it's a free download.
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PostPosted: Tue, 26 Aug 2003 06:09:57    Post Subject: Re: Win XP activation Reply with quote View Single Post

trekrider wrote:
Anyone know how to dig out the activation date of a Win XP install???


Why would this be of interest to you anyways?

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trekrider
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PostPosted: Tue, 26 Aug 2003 06:20:18    Post Subject: Reply with quote View Single Post

I'm curious. M$ makes you activate it when you change some of the components (mainly an NIC card or such), or if you do it more than once every 3 months (like when my IBM HDD's went south right after a clean install, once on each of two drives)...... Bang Head Yikes
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PostPosted: Wed, 27 Aug 2003 06:17:40    Post Subject: Reply with quote View Single Post

i did some digging and haven't found anything yet
i just had to do it again myself
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PostPosted: Wed, 27 Aug 2003 15:13:37    Post Subject: Reply with quote View Single Post

I really hate their activation of Windows XP. While I understand why they do it, doesn't mean I have to be happy about it. Currently I own 3 copies of Windows XP Pro. Running Windows 2000 Pro on my fourth computer. When I build my next PC for my son, I'll have to purchase ANOTHER copy of Windows XP Pro Sad
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PostPosted: Wed, 03 Sep 2003 08:59:26    Post Subject: Reply with quote View Single Post

I searched through the MS Knowledge Base every way I could think of and found nothing on how to find the date Windows XP was activated. Sad
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PostPosted: Wed, 03 Sep 2003 16:06:42    Post Subject: Reply with quote View Single Post

thats the beauty of WinXP Pro Corperate Edition.

no activation. copy to as many machines as you can. ..

....I'd like to give a big shout out to the Network Admin at Penn State University.. thank you d00d!!
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