Thought you might want a reminder about Windows Genuine Advantage!
All versions of Vista require some form of activation, including VL versions (note: many big OEMs pre-activate)
PCs that fail to activate properly will be put into reduced functionality mode (RFM) after a 30 day grace period. We want to make sure you are alerted and have a variety of options to ensure they have a genuine copy of Windows, providing them a full and secure Windows Vista experience.
Here is how it works…
For more detailed information on this topic, it's worth reading the following whitepaper:
Microsoft’s Software Protection Platform: Innovations for Windows Vista™ and Windows Server® “Longhorn”
There's also more useful information available on the Genuine Microsoft Software available here:
On the roadshow I've been saying how great the Microsoft IT build of Vista is. The sheer simplicity of