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Microsoft Windows XP, UW Volume License Key not Validated

Posted: 04:46:54, Thursday, Oct 23, 2008   Expiration: 04:46:54, Saturday, Nov 8, 2008  

As you may have noticed, Microsoft has started invalidating Windows XP workstations installed using the UW's volume license key CTQBH...2DRDT within the United States.

Background story: http://www.doit.wisc.edu/news/story.asp?filename=832

The timing is right for it to be connected to Microsoft's Global Anti-Piracy day on 10/21 (http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2008/oct08/10-20GAPDPR.mspx).

Windows XP workstations that don't pass validation can still be used.

We are working with Microsoft to remove this block and will post updates as we receive them.

-- Help Desk

Created: 04:49:48, Thursday, Oct 23, 2008 (by System U.)
Updated: 15:44:27, Thursday, Oct 30, 2008 (by System U.)