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System Information reports that the operating system is pending activation for limited and guest users

Support for Windows XP has ended

Microsoft ended support for Windows XP on April 8, 2014. This change has affected your software updates and security options. Learn what this means for you and how to stay protected.

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Guest or Limited users who view the the System Information summary details may always see the Activation Status as "Activation pending (30 days remaining)" on systems that are already activated.
Because only an Administrator can query the activation status, Limited or Guest users always receive the default 30-day grace period information.
This behavior is by design.

Article ID: 817025 - Last Review: 02/27/2014 18:43:25 - Revision: 1.2

Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP1

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