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Windows 7: Microsoft spells out Windows 7 activation nags, limits

25 Feb 2009   #1
NosferatuX

Windows 7 Build 7048 x64
 
 
Microsoft spells out Windows 7 activation nags, limits

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Beta turns desktop background black if not activated, shuts off some updates

Microsoft Corp. will turn Windows 7's background picture black and put up persistent notices on the screen if users don't activate the new operating system, a company manager said yesterday.

The Windows 7 beta, the public preview Microsoft launched Jan. 10 but has since stopped offering, exhibits much of the same behavior as Windows Vista if it is not activated within 30 days, said Alex Kochis, senior product manager for Microsoft's Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA) program.

"If you do not activate the software within the grace period, you will receive persistent notifications, including a message from the system tray every 60 minutes that reminds you to 'Activate Windows Now,' " said Kochis in a long entry to the WGA blog. Also on-screen, he said, is a permanent notice that the copy of Windows is "non-genuine," Microsoft's term for pirated or not-yet-activated versions of the operating system; a similar message appears whenever the user launches the Control Panel, which houses Windows' settings and options.
More: computerworld.com


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25 Feb 2009   #2
Digger

XP/win7 x86 build 7127
 
 

you beat me to it :P

I just read this
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25 Feb 2009   #3
NosferatuX

Windows 7 Build 7048 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Digger View Post
you beat me to it :P

I just read this
I'm sure you'll get the next one
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25 Feb 2009   #4
Adamd

Windows 7 7100 build
 
 

Well for once I think they should do this.


I mean the only people that are going to complain and make a big deal are those who don't have a legal copy in the first place lol...


Any most have to agree so far it is hard to not pay Microsoft for such a good job on the OS!!
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25 Feb 2009   #5
NosferatuX

Windows 7 Build 7048 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Adamd View Post
Well for once I think they should do this.


I mean the only people that are going to complain and make a big deal are those who don't have a legal copy in the first place lol...


Any most have to agree so far it is hard to not pay Microsoft for such a good job on the OS!!
LOL, yeah!

This OS is really worth paying for... Let's just hope not too much
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25 Feb 2009   #6
DiamondNRG

 

I think it should turn the roof of their house bright red so the world knows they are not genuine :P
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26 Feb 2009   #7
djhallucn8

XP Pro, Windows 7 Ultimate 64 & 32 Build 7022
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DiamondNRG View Post
I think it should turn the roof of their house bright red so the world knows they are not genuine :P
Yea & celery will grow out of their butts & grow watermelons in their stomachs.

I'm tired.
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