OT Windows licence expire soon .. ?

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On 4/4/2016 4:45 PM, snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com 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.
Try: slarm /dlv 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.
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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 ? John T.
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On Monday, May 2, 2016 at 10:20:56 AM UTC-4, snipped-for-privacy@ccanoemail.ca 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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I found a solution here - but it installed something - hopfully not malware ... time will tell .. http://www.markspcsolution.com/2013/12/Windows-8.1-KMS-Activator.html John T.
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On 2016-05-03 7:44 AM, snipped-for-privacy@ccanoemail.ca wrote:

Firefox detects that site for malware, be careful.
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... thanks - but it's probably too late now. John T.
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On Mon, 02 May 2016 10:20:58 -0400, snipped-for-privacy@ccanoemail.ca wrote:

Thank God for Windows 98. It never needs to be activated !!!!
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