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New Windows XP data transfer tool & end of support notices

  1. #21


    Geneva, NY
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    Windows 7 Home Premium, Win 8 Pro DVD


    Amazon reviews for PCmover Ultimate are overwhelmingly horrible.

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  2. #22


    Australia
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    Windows 7 Ult Reatil & Win 8 Pro OEM


    Will MS still run their activation service for those who want to keep it on an old PC?
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  3. #23


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Mustang View Post
    Will MS still run their activation service for those who want to keep it on an old PC?
    I would think yes? It would generate a lot of negative press if they didn't. Pre installed OEM versions would be un effected anyway as they activate against the BIOS SLIC table. Most of the pirated versions spoof that or run with a modified BIOS to cheat activation so they don't have much to gain by turning the activation servers off. All that would do is piss a lot of people off.
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  4. #24


    Australia
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    Windows 7 Ult Reatil & Win 8 Pro OEM


    #alphanumeric: Thanks for the feedback. I always get a lot out of your posts.

    And thanks for the heads up in one of the other threads re ProduKey. It's free and doesn't load into program files to run. As others have said, I had tried Magic Jellybean on W8 and it only read the BIOS key.

    Cheers M
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  5. #25


    Hafnarfjörđur IS
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    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Quote Originally Posted by Mustang View Post
    Will MS still run their activation service for those who want to keep it on an old PC?
    Hi there
    Eventually Ms might turn it into "Abandonware" and provide a generic key -- This is done with Windows 98 and also with Adobe CS2

    Windows 98 : VP9VV-VJW7Q-MHY6W-JK47R-M2KGJ

    CS2 creative suite key 1130-1414-7569-4457-6613-5551
    CS2 Photoshop 1045-1412-5685-1654-6343-1431


    Cheers
    jimbo
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  6. #26


    Australia
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    Windows 7 Ult Reatil & Win 8 Pro OEM


    # Jimbo: Thanks for input. I never realized there was such a thing as "Abandonware"! Good idea though. Cheers M
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