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I reported a technical issue here that affects OEM preactivated XP users who updated their BIOS. Yes, I've been looking for advice, and perhaps someone to talk to at Microsoft about this. But I've also been trying to educate people, as most posters here are trying to do even while getting help. Just in case you don't understand, MS does document that for a preactivated XP, changing the BIOS leaves XP needing to be activated.

I went into this quite ignorant on the subject. I've learned a lot, but what amazes me is how a few people seem to think that they are superior to everyone else here, that they somehow know better. Each of us hopefully has some knowledge to share here, but insulting each other is useless.