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Windows 7: what happens if i don't activate?

20 Aug 2009   #1
garbanzo

7600 x86
 
 
what happens if i don't activate?

running 7600 on my main machine, but it's in the shop right now, and as of today my 30 days is up. i intended to re-arm on sunday but have not been able to get it to boot for almost a week now.

anyway once it's working again, i'll boot up to an 'expired' windows. will i still be able to re-arm, or will i have to reinstall?


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20 Aug 2009   #2
Delphin

windows 7
 
 

You should set the bios date to previous date and boot your windows, rearm.

Then change the original date
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20 Aug 2009   #3
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Garbanzo,

You would enter Reduced Functionality Mode if you did not activate it within the 30 day grace period. This link will show you how to rearm if you are in it.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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20 Aug 2009   #4
garbanzo

7600 x86
 
 

simple enough. thanks Brink
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20 Aug 2009   #5
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome. It's for Vista, but the rearm method is the same.
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