Windows activation keys resetting after 90 days?

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by TCM, Nov 23, 2012.

  1. TCM

    TCM MDL Addicted

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  2. TCM

    TCM MDL Addicted

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    Note he said for previous versions. So someone could have activated their Win7 in a row until he hit a block, then wait 90 days and try again.

    I assume people on this forum have been through everything you can possibly do, so maybe someone did this. :)
     
  3. FaiKee

    FaiKee Misinformation spreader

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    Nope, the system goes like this: for XP/Vista/Win7 - Retail/COEM, on start-up windows checks on 10 devices, if 7 or more is the same like last time(7 yes's), then windows considers it's the same machine, less than that, it asks you to reactivate.

    But MS has to consider a user may need to repair/upgrade some items from time to time, e.g., you may replace the graphic card, then later do a format and re-install(which changes the drive ID), then you get only 8 yes's; so in 120 days(I think it's not 90 days, couldn't remember exactly), windows would re-set the records and accept the new changes, and you get another 10 yes's over the 2 new changes.