How to count number of computers that are using my License Key RRS feed

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  • Hi, I want to know how many computers, are using my Windows XP LicenseKey?
    Validation of my XP Windows copy did pass, but, as there are workarounds (cracks) on the internet, I want to know if my LicenseKey was stolen.
    For example, how many computers (identified by LAN card MAC address or similar) did access internet in last month, with my LicenseKey?
    Is this information available inside windows?
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  • Hello dalibor,

      That information is not avaiable within Windows. You may be able to call up your local Activation Call Center and (depending on thier policy) they may be able to tell you how many times it was been activated, but Microsoft does not link Personaly Identifiable Information to a Product Key Activation.  In other words, we know what Product Key is being Activated and how many times, but not who/what is doing the Activating.

    Thank you,
    Darin MS
    • Marked as answer by Darin Smith MS Monday, December 21, 2009 9:26 PM
    Monday, December 21, 2009 9:25 PM