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    • #50495

      Really? No one has done this before?

    • #60314
      Anonymous

      Really? No one has done this before?

    • #50496
      Arris
      Moderator

      @JingoFresh wrote:

      Really? No one has done this before?

      Haha, don’t worry! 😉 I’ve always done the rearms before I activated it so I’m not sure if you can also use the rearm trick to rearm it 5 times after the evaluation has expired… Apparently not. 🙄

    • #60315
      Anonymous

      @JingoFresh wrote:

      Really? No one has done this before?

      Haha, don’t worry! 😉 I’ve always done the rearms before I activated it so I’m not sure if you can also use the rearm trick to rearm it 5 times after the evaluation has expired… Apparently not. 🙄

    • #50497

      I activated as soon as I installed….should I not have done this?

      The install has not expired yet, but is about to. perhaps I can unactivate.

    • #60316
      Anonymous

      I activated as soon as I installed….should I not have done this?

      The install has not expired yet, but is about to. perhaps I can unactivate.

    • #50498
      Arris
      Moderator

      @JingoFresh wrote:

      I activated as soon as I installed….should I not have done this?

      I think so… That’s the way I did it and it worked. However you might be able to uninstall the activated license and still rearm it 5 times. Run the slmgr.vbs command without parameters to see if you can find anything useful in the list of possible parameters.

    • #60317
      Anonymous

      @JingoFresh wrote:

      I activated as soon as I installed….should I not have done this?

      I think so… That’s the way I did it and it worked. However you might be able to uninstall the activated license and still rearm it 5 times. Run the slmgr.vbs command without parameters to see if you can find anything useful in the list of possible parameters.

    • #50499

      OK, I have removed my product key, and now it is just a normal version of windows with a 30 day grace period. Is there any way I can restore it to being an evaluation version?

      If not, as a side note, If I reinstall over can I maintain all my settings and programs and such?

    • #60318
      Anonymous

      OK, I have removed my product key, and now it is just a normal version of windows with a 30 day grace period. Is there any way I can restore it to being an evaluation version?

      If not, as a side note, If I reinstall over can I maintain all my settings and programs and such?

    • #50500

      no the settings are stored in another profile NOT A USER ACCOUNT BUT A DIFFERENT INSTALL ‘DIRECTORY’

      you can still access the other folders from your NEW installation. HOWEVER YOU MUST REINSTALL ALL OTHER PROGRAMS AND SERVICES, DUE TO THIS BEING A FRESH REINSTALL, BUT NOT FORMAT.

      HOWEVER THIS IS NOT RECOMMENDED AS THERE WILL BE JUNK DATA THAT CANNOT BE DELETED AND YOU WILL LOSE SIGNIFICANT DISK SPACE.

      the older one will have the folder name with some added characters preceded by a dot or line. those can be accessed but that windows install has been “deactivated” but it may still be bootable, if the reinstallation has not removed the previous OS from the bootloader.

      if so you may try to add it in the environment variables option or in msconfig.

      attached is a pic depicting this. if your old one is listed. You might be able to add it from there, however I had no luck in getting my old xp partition to boot from there 🙁

      Most cases the boot loader will be overwritten and previous OSes are deleted from the boot loader.

    • #60319
      Anonymous

      no the settings are stored in another profile NOT A USER ACCOUNT BUT A DIFFERENT INSTALL ‘DIRECTORY’

      you can still access the other folders from your NEW installation. HOWEVER YOU MUST REINSTALL ALL OTHER PROGRAMS AND SERVICES, DUE TO THIS BEING A FRESH REINSTALL, BUT NOT FORMAT.

      HOWEVER THIS IS NOT RECOMMENDED AS THERE WILL BE JUNK DATA THAT CANNOT BE DELETED AND YOU WILL LOSE SIGNIFICANT DISK SPACE.

      the older one will have the folder name with some added characters preceded by a dot or line. those can be accessed but that windows install has been “deactivated” but it may still be bootable, if the reinstallation has not removed the previous OS from the bootloader.

      if so you may try to add it in the environment variables option or in msconfig.

      attached is a pic depicting this. if your old one is listed. You might be able to add it from there, however I had no luck in getting my old xp partition to boot from there 🙁

      Most cases the boot loader will be overwritten and previous OSes are deleted from the boot loader.

    • #50501

      woah with the caps already….

      I thought as much, that’s how it was with 2003. Damn.

      So then, any ideas how to convert back to evaluation version?

      Arris? Jonas?

    • #60320
      Anonymous

      woah with the caps already….

      I thought as much, that’s how it was with 2003. Damn.

      So then, any ideas how to convert back to evaluation version?

      Arris? Jonas?

    • #44017

      Hi.

      My evaluation is almost up, however I was fine since I knew I could use the rearm trick to give myself another 60 days.

      I tried it once, and nothing seemed to change, at all.

      I got down to six days left, tried it again and rebooted, and now it says I have 10 days left.

      An increase of 4 days is quite a while from 60.

      Any ideas?

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