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post #21 of 29
FrankPC - yes, you are reading or understanding it correctly.

blackeagle - I'm with you, XP is doing me just fine right now, besides I am starting to play with linux, so why do I need vista.
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Good to hear thaks slade....
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post #23 of 29
Just so everyone knows:

Vista Ultimate Volume License Edition (aka Corp Edition) does not have this limitation. No 10 activations, no activation at all actually with Volume License editions. So for those who have friends who work in IT...
post #24 of 29
Great news! Things have actually gotten better since XP.

XP: Activate 3 times by internet and the rest are by phone
Vista: Activate 10 times by internet and the rest are by phone
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post #25 of 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by accskyman
I doubt they'll beable to get around the ghosting, but from what I'm reading they have a way of detecting the hard drive it's installed on(at the very least model#). That way they don't have to worry about people ghosting to a mass # of hard drives. Unless of course all it does is detect the model #, though theres probably some type of unique ID that it can pick up. Either way I'm probably not going to be purchasing it for a while, if I ever even want it.

The "Volume ID" is what it picks up on.
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post #26 of 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr_Torch
The "Volume ID" is what it picks up on.

...Good to know...
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post #27 of 29
Is there any other confirmation about this? I've seen the "activate once" message many times now, from many news sources. As recently as an InfoWorld article on 10/26 actually, the exact same date on the bit-net article, and from a news source I've been trusting for 12 years now in my professional life (article: http://www.infoworld.com/article/06/...censing_1.html).

By contrast, I've seen the "activate 10 times" message once, here, reproduced from a source that may be reliable but that I personally have never even heard of.

I'm not disparaging the messenger or bit-net, I'm just skeptical. It would go a long way towards believabilty for me if there was another independent source (not just quoting bit-net's article, of course). Because I want to believe, but as of now I guess I don't.
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post #28 of 29
The two are talking about different things. You can transfer the license once (same license - new PC) or you can re-activate 10 times. It's upgrade vs new build - not really the same thing.

Though it does seem like 10 activations allows you to get around the 1 transfer thing (if a mobo counts as an upgrade and not a new PC as with XP) you could upgrade mobo + some stuff - reactivate - HDD+rest - reactivate instead of transfering
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Quote:
Originally Posted by rabidgnome229
The two are talking about different things. You can transfer the license once (same license - new PC) or you can re-activate 10 times. It's upgrade vs new build - not really the same thing.

Though it does seem like 10 activations allows you to get around the 1 transfer thing (if a mobo counts as an upgrade and not a new PC as with XP) you could upgrade mobo + some stuff - reactivate - HDD+rest - reactivate instead of transfering
Yeah...that's a silly definition: Transfer.
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