Items tagged with Activation

Windows 10 is off to a thunderous start for Microsoft, with the company having activated over 110 million copies of the operating system since it officially launched on July 29th. In order to ensure that Windows 10 is installed on as many PCs as possible, Microsoft has made the upgrade free to anyone with valid... Read more...
Sony may use serial keys to verify legal PS3 games in the wake of the complete PS3 hacks publicized earlier this month, but the efficacy of such a plan is dubious at best. The Dutch website PS3-Sense reports that a very reliable source close to Sony has informed them that Sony will begin issuing unique serial keys for... Read more...
Microsoft's Office Genuine Advantage program (OGA), is no more. Reportedly, Microsoft has quietly retired the program, which formerly was used to validate an Office installation before add=ins or templates could be downloaded, without fanfare. In fact, Ed Bott discovered that Microsoft mentioned the shutdown in a KB... Read more...
Let's be clear, this is a way to try, not indefinitely use different versions of Windows 7 from one DVD or .ISO image. A small tweak will allow users tech-savvy enough to get a taste of all the versions of Windows 7. Now, why do you need a little technical expertise? You need to remove a file from the DVD or from the .ISO image. As Windows... Read more...
... but only from AT&T. If you go to AT&T's site, you can buy an iPhone 3G online, and have it delivered the next day (free). Ah, the comforts of being able to skip the store (as with the original iPhone). Apple, on the other hand, has no such online buying option on their site. AT&T is actually shipping the phone pre-activated,... Read more...
Microsoft's made no secret of the fact that a patch for Vista - sans the SP1 update - will disable the OEM BIOS Hack and Grace Time Hack some use to get around activation.  Naturally, SP1 will do so as well, but if you try to get around it, you can only avoid it if you disable / hide the update.The release of Windows Vista Service Pack... Read more...