Quote Originally Posted by Xacalite View Post
Broadband Internet access became common around 2000, right?
And in 2001, there was Windows XP, with online activation.
But I'm not sure if it was already present in the 2001 version, or some time later, with some Service Pack?
https://www.quora.com/When-did-broadband-become-popular

Broadband had 4% market penetration in 2000. I would think online registration is easy enough to do with dialup.