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A failed OS key check will also disable other Microsoft products like Office and Windows Defender. Does this mean more check-ins with the licensing servers at Microsoft? Is it a better opportunity to monitor how you use your computer and, more importantly, what you use on your computer."A major difference in Windows Vista, as compared to Windows XP, is that the licensing technology will continue to monitor the licensing key after the initial 30 day period. It is believed that the technology, which is expected to appear in Windows Server versions and other Microsoft products as well, will make it harder but not impossible for hackers to break Microsoft's licensing scheme.
Windows installations that are not activated or do not have a valid license will have reduced functionality, disabled Windows Aero interface, all Microsoft Office components, and Windows Defender.
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