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2 years ago#1
Can i install drivers/programs and update windows without activating windows (putting in a product key)? Within 30 days?
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2 years ago#2
You can do that any time. Even if you never activate Windows.

The only thing that happens if you don't activate is you can't get updates, your wallpaper will be changed to black, and you'll be constantly bugged to activate.
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2 years ago#3
Psythik posted...
You can do that any time. Even if you never activate Windows.

The only thing that happens if you don't activate is you can't get updates, your wallpaper will be changed to black, and you'll be constantly bugged to activate.


so you can't get updates?
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2 years ago#4
Not after the activation period expires.
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2 years ago#6
I have a Windows 7 VM that I installed back in September 2012 and never activated, it downloads and installs updates on a regular basis. The wallpaper and pestering part is true though.
Your mom's box.
2 years ago#7
Davel23 posted...
I have a Windows 7 VM that I installed back in September 2012 and never activated, it downloads and installs updates on a regular basis. The wallpaper and pestering part is true though.


So I can apply updates?
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2 years ago#8
Yes.
Your mom's box.
2 years ago#9
Davel23 posted...
Yes.


So basically everyone has a working copy of windows 7?? Why the need to activate? Is the pestering really that bad?
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2 years ago#10
^ Yes. Every time you boot it pops up with a message and won't load the desktop until you wait a few seconds.
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