Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 4th Oct 2006 20:13 UTC, submitted by elsewhere
Windows If Vista is not activated with a legitimate product registration key in time, the system will run in 'reduced functionality mode' until it is activated, said Thomas Lindeman, a senior product manager at Microsoft. In this mode, people will be able to use a Web browser for up to an hour, after which time the system will log them out, he said. On a related note, Microsoft later this month plans to roll out an Express Upgrade program that gives buyers of Windows XP-based PCs a coupon for a free or discounted upgrade to Windows Vista through March 15.
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RE: Failure?
by Bink on Wed 4th Oct 2006 22:40 UTC in reply to "Failure?"
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FWIW, I buy my video games--and then download the cracks/no-CDs/keygens and the like because of the crap I need to go through with the "official" copy. I wonder how long I'll keep doing this though...

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