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I'm back on XP Pro after trying Vista RC2 and having to reistall twice after mods. BLAAH!! Gunna have to do better than that Microsoft! *Linux on my mind*

Damm; i wish my Linux worked with duel view!
post #12 of 29
I have to call them all the time when I upgrade, and they are stating they are even more secure now.
    
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Originally Posted by Fierceleaf
I think im going out on a limb here by defending Microsoft. but really the chances of you having to call microsoft from changing parts is very slim.

Like I said before this is the same thing xp used but supposidly the algorithim is actually better so there even less chance you will have to call them. How many times have you had to call microsoft about your xp validation? Im guessing never.
Though I could be wrong and evertime you change your FSB 1 mhz microsoft will be knocking on your door. knock knock "Who's there?" "Goons","who" "hired goons"

8 times to be exact in the last 3 months. Genuine Validation Tool Revisions have been a total B#@%!!! Thus my anguish...(bad guess by the way)he he he j/p
    
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Eh, hopefully my school will just have a license with them like they do for XP and I can pick up a copy for $10. If not, no vista.
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Originally Posted by jcbzhnsr1
8 times to be exact in the last 3 months. Genuine Validation Tool Revisions have been a total B#@%!!! Thus my anguish...(bad guess by the way)he he he j/p
Wow that is crazy!! Guess Ive just slipped under the radar.
 
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And how is this different from the current XP activation rules?

And to mahtareika: of course you can expect trouble... It's a Beta version! Not sure what went wrong in your case, but mostly trouble can be traced back to driver problems and such (drivers are still lacking obviously)
    
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I know, but I've changed mobo 3 times in that time frime, and once a hard drive. Never had problems with gfx cards or memory, so, I guess it was slightly reasonable. I see why they do it, but it stills sucks.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Chozart
And how is this different from the current XP activation rules?

And to mahtareika: of course you can expect trouble... It's a Beta version! Not sure what went wrong in your case, but mostly trouble can be traced back to driver problems and such (drivers are still lacking obviously)
can't tell who this is directed at?...nvrmnd, me

The difference is nil when it comes to comparison with xp. But not the point. The point is, these are recently updtaed rules or policies as one might say, that were not originally in place, and due to the frustration, consumers may not want to pay for the hassle a second time around. XP was around before the problems started.
    
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The first question to the OP.. sorry
    
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Quote:
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"The hardware tolerance of product activation for Windows Vista has been improved and is more flexible than that for Windows XP. We believe these improvements will better accommodate the needs of our PC enthusiast customers.

When hardware components are changed, Microsoft's product activation process compares information derived from the initial validation, which includes the hardware configuration of the device, against the changes that have been made. This process uses an algorithm to help assess whether the software is installed on the same device. Validation will fail if the software detects a substantially different hardware configuration.
Maybe its getting better?
 
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