OT: Computer Question

P. J. Alling webstertwentysix at gmail.com
Mon Oct 5 12:30:56 EDT 2009


I stopped writing software that cared about that a while ago, and being 
an Microsoft automatic update refusenik I didn't know that, but it's 
nice to know. 

Adam Maas wrote:
> Adding a monitor does not trigger the Authorization phone-home. CPU,
> motherboard or boot drive changes are the only triggers.
>
> -Adam
>
> On Sun, Oct 4, 2009 at 11:06 PM, P. J. Alling
> <webstertwentysix at gmail.com> wrote:
>   
>> I think that was just coincidence.  What I think triggered it was adding the
>> new monitor, then not allowing XP to phone home to verify the change.  Of
>> course I don't deal with that kind of behavior myself, I run Win2K.
>>
>> Joseph Tainter wrote:
>>     
>>> "It sounds like you've run afoul of Microsoft's Digital Rights Management
>>> system.  Though I thought that it only really was this bad in Vista."
>>>
>>> If that was the case, would Windows give me some message? Why would
>>> searching for a hotel trigger this?
>>>
>>> Thanks,
>>>
>>> Joe
>>>
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