Hi Carl, My understanding is MS only keeps the info for about four months. After that, one can put xp on another computer and register it and it will work. That is the way it was explained when they first started this. Bob Noble www.sonic.net/bnoble ----- Original Message ----- From: "Carl" <ctm007@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> | On a serious note; When I purchased Windows XP, I registered | it and I suspect those numbers went to Microsoft. Don't you | think they have a way to flag future use of those numbers and | if it not me, could Microsoft go after the offenders. | | Carl | To unsubscribe from this list send an email to pcductape-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field OR by logging into the Web interface.