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Old December 30th 17, 01:26 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,alt.windows7.general
freeman
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Today I started my laptop and there is no mention of Validation required.

What's up ?

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Old December 30th 17, 11:16 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,alt.windows7.general
Paul[_32_]
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FreeMan wrote:
Today I started my laptop and there is no mention of Validation required.

What's up ?


As a Leet Haxor, you've probably already looked up
what KMS and VLK are, what server one of those
contacts every X months to re-validate. And so on...

And to find out about that stuff, you must already be
a member of the (appropriate) forum :-/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volume_licensing

Your box contacted the "thing" mentioned in the
last paragraph of the article.

Paul
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Old January 2nd 18, 02:01 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,alt.windows7.general
Diesel
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Paul news Dec 2017 11:16:22 GMT in alt.windows7.general, wrote:

FreeMan wrote:
Today I started my laptop and there is no mention of Validation
required.

What's up ?


As a Leet Haxor, you've probably already looked up
what KMS and VLK are, what server one of those
contacts every X months to re-validate. And so on...

And to find out about that stuff, you must already be
a member of the (appropriate) forum :-/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volume_licensing

Your box contacted the "thing" mentioned in the
last paragraph of the article.

Paul


They don't require activation, they don't require access to validate
the key they have. Once installed with the key, you're good to go for
as long as you want to run the machine. Swap out whatever hardware
you like, whenever you like, short of the mainboard (you can do that
too if you're willing to remove some registry keys beforehand) so you
don't BSOD on reboot with the new board, but, you will not be asked
to validate or re-activate the key. VLK just doesn't work that way.

On later editions of Windows; beyond XP, things did change a little
but, but on XP, what I wrote applies.

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Old January 12th 18, 09:23 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,alt.windows7.general
freeman
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When did I ever say that the current Win install was with a general
license key ????

jumping to conclusions.

The laptop h=came with this OS installed and with the key it came with.

I said if necessary i could use the general license key but have chosen
not to.

So far, still not request for activation and this only happened once
after several months of on-line use and now another month or so later
still no activation request.

What do you make of that ?

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Old January 13th 18, 12:04 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,alt.windows7.general
Diesel
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FreeMan
news GMT in alt.windows7.general, wrote:

When did I ever say that the current Win install was with a
general license key ????


What are you calling a general license key? Sometimes, proper
terminology is important. Especially in this case. As there's more
than one type of license scheme available with XP, and, three
different kinds of actual keys, if you exclude SLIC. Four if you
include it. So, details help here.

jumping to conclusions.


I didn't jump to any. I provided you options and answered your 'how
do I validate it' question.

The laptop h=came with this OS installed and with the key it came
with.


The OS installer had a couple of perfectly legal options for
installing Windows at their disposal. SLIC based install, or, OEM
based install which uses the key provided on your sticker (if they
opted to use it vs another one), but, requires activation and if
regular home/pro, also requires asking Microsoft if it's 'still okay
to use this key'

A SLIC install won't ask for a product key during installation (or
after) and won't require activation, either. So long as the SLIC
install binary matches (usually) the vendor ID string in the BIOS.
It's so called 'keyed' to the machine. This type of installation,
like VLK, also doesn't check in with microsoft every so many days
(180 I think it is) either.

I said if necessary i could use the general license key but have
chosen not to.

So far, still not request for activation and this only happened
once after several months of on-line use and now another month or
so later still no activation request.

What do you make of that ?


It would be fantastic if you'd use the quote abilities of your usenet
client. So that we know who you're responding to. I couldn't even
find it in the ****ing reference line, unless you're replying to one
of your own posts as two of those are present in your reference
line... Nobody elses is.

Message-ID:

Months after purchasing a XP Pro refurbished laptop I am getting a *
in the tray and wanting to validate. I have used every day for
hours.

I tried all the options and they all failed that are presented from
the menu at the * in the tray.

Several of the webpages that get opened are blank.

The main webpage with two options to validate opens ok but both
options fail. Files get downloaded but do not run.

There is a MS tag on the bottom of the laptop.

How do I tell what the tag represents ?

What to do to validate ?

Where do I look in Windows to get the product key ?

Atleast one other poster, if I recall correctly, told you how to
lookup the current key windows is using. I provided you the answer to
the validate question you presented via a simple to use console
command.

You also mentioned (in another post) that you have a universal
license (I'm not sure what you mean exactly by that) and in another
post, your last prior to this one, you asked what would happen if you
didn't validate and various people told you.

And finally, you mentioned the activation window went away; which
means it succesfully checked in with microsoft, so you're not using a
slic or vlk install, but an oem install.

Which is essentially what Paul already told you, back on Dec 30th.
So you either missed the post (possible) or, you didn't understand
what he was writing about and chose to ignore it. Which is why you're
asking the same question again now. So, in the event you see this
post. Your machine had an opportunity to check in with the great and
powerful Microsoft and verify it's key was still okay to use.

You'd have to be more specific on what exactly you're calling an MS
tag on the bottom of the laptop? if you want help with that.





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