dcyphure Posted October 15, 2006 Share Posted October 15, 2006 an arguement in another forum has many stating the license agreement mentioned in ed botts microsoft report saying that after first activation, your allowed one more activation on an upgraded machine and thats it..so for those who upgrade every year or so or reinstall alot are SOL.a sneaky change in m$ licensing termsi dont believe that could be true but is it?i found this part of an article mentioning this which makes more sense to me but seems all a bit confusing...on ultimate edition of vista, how many reinstalls can one make and how many upgrades can you do is what i want to know?Something else unique about MAK’s is that the confirmation ID generated by them can be used to re-activate a machine! For instance, if you need to reinstall a client machine, you can use the confirmation ID that was given after installing with the MAK the first time you installed on that machine – so long as there have been no hardware changes. This also keeps it so that reinstalling a machine doesn’t count against your MAK total. So, in essence, a MAK is nothing more than a retail license that can be used a pre-determined number of times on multiple machines.Key policies to remember with VLK 2.0 MAK Activation:MAK total policy (Each key has a pre-determined number of activations.)No N-PolicyNo expirationHardware tolerance: As with current retail versions of Windows, certain hardware changes will require a re-activation, and will count against MAK total.Out-of-box grace period: 30 daysOut-of-tolerance: 30 days (For changed hardware only.) Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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