I bought a Windows XP Pro OEM from a Pricegrabber storefront outfit. After installing it into my new computer build, I notice it did not ask me to activate - online or phone in. Why? I'm not complaining, just curious whether I received the holy grail of an XP disc?
My previous 2 builds, also with XP Pro OEM, all required activation. It reminded you how many days you have left before the deadline.
hmmm, did you use a harddrive that previously had windows xp on it?
I know that the only time it asks me for a cd key and activation is if its on a fresh HD, if you take an old hd and install xp over the top of an old install (even if you format and then install) it will recognize it. At least thats my though.