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Licensing Win 8

  1. #1

    Posts : 7
    Windows 8

    Licensing Win 8

    My copy of Win 8.1 is completely ligit and legal.

    BUT, does my computer still "phone home" every so often just to check?? If so, how often?

    I'd assume if it does phone home and I'm not on the internet for an extended period, my copy might quit working even though is IS completely legitimate??

    Last edited by boowho; 17 Nov 2013 at 17:31.

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  2. #2

    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,884
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7

    It would only stop working if it was a time-bombed evaluation version. I had that happen with a Windows XP 64 bit Trial version, it bombed out after 120 days. Windows 8.1 probably has a more sophisticated "Time-Bomb", the one in XP was pretty simple. You can check your activation by opening a Command Prompt and typing

    SLMGR.vbs /xpr

    And if it says "This Machine is permanently activated" then you don't have to worry, it will stay activated until a truck drives over your PC.
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  3. #3

    Posts : 7
    Windows 8

    Quote Originally Posted by XweAponX View Post

    it will stay activated until a truck drives over your PC.
    Thanks..... I'll try to avoid doing that!!
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  4. #4


    Doesn't that just make you feel warm and fuzzy all over?

    OH, by the way, Alex is not my name... it's my "Nom de Plume".
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