[geeks] Windows XP, and activation
geoffr at zipcon.net
Tue Oct 31 17:55:20 CST 2006
Unfortunately many of the hacks out there to bypass activation also break
the upgrade mechanism for installing patches and service packs :(
From: geeks-bounces at sunhelp.org [mailto:geeks-bounces at sunhelp.org] On Behalf
Of Charles Shannon Hendrix
Sent: Tuesday, October 31, 2006 3:50 PM
To: The Geeks List
Subject: [geeks] Windows XP, and activation
Since so many games are "requiring" Windows XP, I'm thinking about
downgrading from Windows 2000 to avoid the hassle of hacking installers
to get around it.
However, I want nothing to do with the activation crap, phoning home,
etc, so I would appreciate some good references to fixing that problem.
I've found good information on cruft removal to basically return it to
what Win2k was, so I'm good there.
I think Microsoft's mission in life is to put users through hell.
shannon "AT" widomaker.com -- ["An Irishman is never drunk as long as he
can hold onto one blade of grass and not fall off the face of the earth."]
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