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Re: [suse-security] WindowsXP contact it's home ?!
  • From: JW <jw@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 14 Dec 2001 11:54:18 -0600
  • Message-id: <>
At 09:10 AM 12/14/2001 -0800, you wrote:
>If you consistently prevent XP from contacting Microsoft, it
>will quit working after sixty days.

Do you know this for a fact? That would imply that you can't run WindowsXP without an Internet connection, which I find hard to belive - there's still plenty of offices and home computers without Internet connections.

Do you know this from eXperience (pun intended), or did you red that somewhere?

> I think this particular
>call is just setting the system time, but the license code
>also depends on servers at Microsoft.
> Bear
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Jonathan Wilson
System Administrator

Cedar Creek Software
Central Texas IT

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