On 4/4/2016 4:45 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
You've just kicked the can down the road and restarted the "trial period".
You can expect to repeat this exercise next month/quarter. After three or
four such "resets", the trick stops working.
and note the lines pertaining to "initial grace period" and "rearm count".
Pirate installations effectively do this automatically as part of the
bootstrap procedure. Then, resets the counter (part of the registry) that
limits you to 4 "resets".
This is not the same as running licensed software.
This fix did get rid of the annoying reminders - but now my
Win 8.1 is "not activated" ... but still working ok.
.. just the water-mark notice in the lower right corner.
What are the consequences of continuing to use the
computer in this state ?
On Monday, May 2, 2016 at 10:20:56 AM UTC-4, email@example.com wrote:
From a practical standpoint, probably none until it stops
working because it's not activated. IDK how long it will
go before that happens. From a legal standpoint? If it's
a legal copy, none. It's a counterfeit copy of Windows,
I guess technically MSFT and/or the govt could come after you.
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