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AW: [suse-security] WindowsXP contact it's home ?!
  • From: "Michael Rauter" <rauter@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 15 Dec 2001 14:47:21 +0100
  • Message-id: <000001c1856f$06eb6a00$10dea8c0@xxxxxxx>

This is slighly off-topic, but I wonder, if this could be really true.
Have you ever activated xp by phone or internet ? If not, this is the
normal behavior. Windows stops working after a defined period without

M. Rauter

>I'm a QA analyst in my day job. We installed XP in our QA lab (which
has no internet connections) to
>test software on when it first came out in MSDN. Sixty days later it
quit working. Any attempt to
>boot on that box popped up a dialog telling us to get all the system
information together and call
>Microsoft to get the license validation code. We never did though; we
were shifting at that point to
>the NT testing phase, so we reimaged the XP machine instead.

>Microsoft started selling XP on October 25, so I figure a couple days
before Christmas this is going
>to start biting the general public.


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