I installed Microsoft.Windows.XP.Professional.N.Corporate.SP2. Integrated.April.2007-ETH0 and there is all of this talk about WGA Validation. This is my first time using XP, I was on win2k pro with a legit CDkey before now. Everybody seems to be using the WGA Validation. Do I need to use this to continue using winxp? And if I do, how do I figure out how many days I have left until winxp won't work for me? How do I know which WGAV I need?
Also, a couple of other things that aren't so important... Is there anyway to get the windows task manager to minimize to systray and systray only? In Win2k this wasn't a problem. Now in XP, if you run taskmgr.exe in your startup, it will only minimize to your start menu. I figured out that you have to close it and reopen it with ctrl+alt+esc and then minimize it and it'll minimize to the systray AND the start menu... And the last thing, is there a way to get the windows classical search when you go to start>search>files or folders? I'm trying to avoid clicking through all of the search options every time and just have windows save my search options..