The pest again

Leif Gregory ldgregory69 at
Tue Jul 22 15:45:46 UTC 2008

On Tue, 22 Jul 2008 11:21:03 -0300
Derek Broughton <news at> wrote:

> Sorry, I really should have been more precise.  It shouldn't "fail" -
> it's just that you get 30 days, and then Windows (XP at least) stops
> working. It should actually be possible with a Win98 SE install.
> With Vista you won't even get 30 days.

Hmmm. I know with both mine, I had to activate Windows again, but I
didn't have any problems with it. The laptop was OEM.

> > It failed when I tried it because of a "recovery partition" by
> > Acronis that insists on showing a menu on boot. This is a company
> > laptop where I can't change that part :(
> No idea.  My HP recovery partition doesn't do anything of the sort.

Neither does my Gateway. Weird.

Leif Gregory
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