Windows XP Activation
||Windows XP requires
You must contact Microsoft with a few weeks after
installation, or Windows XP will refuse to continue to
You will have in your Start-Menu the entry to
and there will also be an icon in your taskbar, reminding
often to activate.
Activation is NOT Registration:
Activation : based on the serial number of the
(harddisk, motherboard, network card), a code is
on this code, a "Confirmation ID" is created
for your system.
The purpose of Activation is to prevent a copy of Windows
be installed on multiple systems (and Microsoft only
getting paid for
Registration : You inform Microsoft about your
e-mail address, .......
Let's assume that you have no (or
not yet) Internet connection and try to activate by calling :
I do not know what caused Microsoft to use such a method, but
working myself in a
support organization, I know that most people will have problems
telling you accurately
a 50 ( FIVE - ZERO ! ) character number, and there be even more
problems for them to note
down such a long Confirmation ID. Be prepared for some long
Much better and easier:
Configure your Internet connection and activate via the Internet
You want to register ? Your choice ( I selected NOT to register).
and after a few seconds:
That was easy !