re XP or 03 activation by MS ...

Discussion in 'Windows XP / Older OS' started by molecule, Oct 11, 2012.

  1. molecule

    molecule MDL Novice

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    google is useless ... (or I don't know how to work around its predicates anymore) /¶/ - sorry board editor doesn't preserve line breaks from my 98se ff2.0 system, using fonts to show linebreaks /¶/ question:- is there a link to a detailed explanation of what happens to an XP or 03-server system after it is "activated" by MS ... /¶/ i.e. a list of registry and file additions/subtractions, sneaky registry changes and md5 file changes (with no visible changes in file size or date), other changes, etc. /¶/ a few posts below, I see there are two M$ whitepapers on SLP 1.0 but the links are no longer valid (I'm not sure I'd trust a M$ whitepaper anyway ...)