Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 23rd Oct 2007 18:55 UTC, submitted by Dan Warne
Windows "After weeks of gruelling troubleshooting, I've finally had it confirmed by Microsoft Australia and USA - something as small as swapping the video card or updating a device driver can trigger a total Vista deactivation. Put simply, your copy of Windows will stop working with very little notice (three days) and your PC will go into 'reduced functionality' mode, where you can't do anything but use the web browser for half an hour. You'll then need to reapply to Microsoft to get a new activation code. How can this crazy situation occur? Read on for the sorry tale."
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RE: Two years, nine months to go.
by Blackwizard on Wed 24th Oct 2007 06:54 UTC in reply to "Two years, nine months to go."
Blackwizard
Member since:
2007-10-11

You can purchase Windows Server 2003 Enterprise edition. It also has no activation.

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gilboa Member since:
2005-07-06

... Don't know much about you, but not may home users can afford a 4,000$ license fee. [1]

I wonder if you comments was merely sarcastic or simply...

- Gilboa
[1] http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/howtobuy/licensing/prici...

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Bit_Rapist Member since:
2005-11-13

You can purchase Windows Server 2003 Enterprise edition. It also has no activation.

The server I setup running Windows 2003 R2 Enterprise Server certainly had activation.

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