Okay, so Windows is up... Time to enter my product key and activate Windows!
... Dang, my file server somehow
lost its power supply when I swapped its memory out... That's where I keep my product key...
... oh well, I have 30 days to buy a new one before Windows goes into cripple mode...
... On the bright side, I got to see an awesome BSOD. When the rig returned from Standby, it BSOD'd with something like "RC_TRIAL_PERIOD_EXPIRED" or some such fun. Of course, when it rebooted, it came right back up in functory mode. Freaky.
that key in three places, on a physical sticker I made glued to a jewel CD case. A copy on my laptop in a spreadsheet, a printed copy in my drawer.