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XP64 trial query

Discussion in 'Windows & Other Software' started by cyclopopcicle, 24 Jan 2006.

  1. cyclopopcicle

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    a mate of mine has a disk with XP64 on it but to me it doesnt quite look right once he has installed it how can i check if its ligit or not? without going onto microsoft (just incase its not ligit)
    is there somewhere in the system i can check it?
     
  2. Otacon

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    You want to check if a trial version is legit, or if the version he has is the trial?
     
  3. cyclopopcicle

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    if he has trial
     
  4. Otacon

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    When you login to the machine, it will say so in the lower right hand corner of the desktop. Unfortunately I cant locate a screenshot to show you what I mean, but if there's no white text making it obvious that it's a trial, then it's quite probably pirated.

    You could also just boot off the installation CD again to take a look. The first or second blurb explains that the image is of a time bombed trial.
     
  5. Overlag

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    It could just be RC1 or RC2 trial... they was legit, however wont work after a year (i think?)
     
  6. lordedmond

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    yes it will say evaluation copy in the lower right it will evan say it if you change the wall paper
    you will need a key to install and it will need activating

    if you do not have a key order the trial from MS they will email you a link and in that email will be your key

    but check if you have all the required drivers