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Old 01-14-04, 10:12 PM
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XP pro doesn't require activation??

I've got a dell dimension 8200. It comes with a pre-set partition (30 mb's or so) containing all the activation, etc. info so you don't have to put it in everytime you install. It came with each a Home and Professional install CD. Now as i'm already re-installing everything i figured I'd try the professional disk. It installed fine and didn't even ask for an activation code. there isn't even an activaton wizard in programs> accesories> system tools. did i just get lucky or something?
Old 01-14-04, 11:07 PM
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no that's how they are for dells. why? because there's a bit of code that verifies it is install on a dell machine... you can't even install in a hd in the dell and move it... prolie a way around it, but anyways thats how it is.
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the OEM version of windows on Sonys also does not need to be activated, it even puts in the COA for you
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Can I make a backup copy of Dell Win Xp that came with my laptop and new Service Pack in it included in it?I want to do this because my cd is Windows Xp Pro witout any service pack and everytime I have to do a fresh install in my laptop, I get all the old drivers and old files and it takes a long time to get it updated to the latest.

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I thought this was the way that the OEM version worked? Regardless of whether I'm installing to a Dell machine or a homebrew. Is that not right?
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Originally posted by danw
I thought this was the way that the OEM version worked? Regardless of whether I'm installing to a Dell machine or a homebrew. Is that not right?
Corporate edition does not require activation.

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