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Should I register my Windows copy at Microsoft?

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Just installed 7 and XP on two separate systems and don't know whether I should register my Win copies or not. Win says I've got 30 days left to register.

Are there any advantages or disadvantages when I'm registered?
Edited by 12Honk34 - 6/10/10 at 10:38am
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Well, the computer continues to work if you register. That's a bit of an advantage.
post #3 of 13
You pretty much need to register
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Well, the computer continues to work if you register. That's a bit of an advantage.
What do you mean, that I can download updates, sevice packs? I've SP 3 with win XP, I guess that's the latest.
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After 30 days, the system will lock you out of higher functionality until you register.
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post #6 of 13
Register or Activate??? If its the Windows Activation screen that you are seeing that says you have 30 days left then YES you NEED to do this or your system will just shut down. The actual Windows Registration is optional.
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after tjhat period is over the computer will not work so good, if you register it will continue to work good
post #8 of 13
Do it.
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Register or Activate??? If its the Windows Activation screen that you are seeing that says you have 30 days left then YES you NEED to do this or your system will just shut down. The actual Windows Registration is optional.
It says both, activate in the headline and then I'm asked if I want to register, I guess I have to register in order to activate. There are two keys on the edge of the activate/register window, a golden and a silver key, so I guess it means activate Win.
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register but if it's windows XP forget about support microsoft will not do anything for XP anymore .
    
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