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#1 Nick_R_23

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Posted 16 June 2005 - 12:58 AM

Hey everyone, I got a copy of Windows XP (home) and its not working anymore. It boots up until the "welcome screen" (which I didnt previuosly have on, it only comes up to tell me this) and then says "Windows 30 day trial is up and is not activated, Click OK to activate now". You click "ok" and it goes to what would be the tel # screen, but it says "Windows Xp is already activated click ok to continue" and logs me back out to the welcome screen. If you click cancel, it just goes back to the welcome screen. Before, a dialog box came up and said "there is x# of days left to activate would you like to do it now?" But no matter what button you clicked it would say windows is already activated and continue to load. Now that the counter has run out of "time" I cant get into windows anymore. Microsoft isnt a big help, because I have to have the product Id string (not the product key) but i have to get into windows to find it. If anyone knows how to get to the system restore before windows boots that would really help. Thanks a lot -Nick

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Posted 16 June 2005 - 06:13 AM

You could try going into the Bios and setting the date back a few days on the Standard Setup screen. This may fool Windows into thinking the trial period hasn't expired yet.

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