Activating and Validating Windows

Windows 7 includes a set of antipiracy and antitampering features that Microsoft refers to collectively as Windows Activation Technologies (in previous Windows versions, these were included under the Windows Genuine Advantage branding). The various checks and challenges in Windows 7 are, in essence, enforcement mechanisms for the Windows 7 license agreement, which is displayed during the process of installing the operating system (you must provide your consent to complete setup). We're not lawyers, so we won't attempt to interpret this license agreement We do recommend that you read the license agreement, which is fairly straightforward and is written clearly enough that even a non-lawyer can understand it. In this section, we explain how the activation and validation mechanisms in Windows 7 affect your use of the operating system

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