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Cannot prompt re-install on Windows Home Server after 120 day trial period expired. RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi guys,

    I was trialling WHS but hadn't used it in a while, and forgot that it had expired. I bought the OEM version of WHS and want to do a re-install, however when I put the DVD into the drive nothing happens. When I try to boot from the dvd drive, it just goes into WHS as normal and asks me to login. When I login, I get a message that my trial period has expired and the system shuts down.


    How can I re-install WHS?

     

    Thanks


    Pete

    Sunday, September 19, 2010 9:27 PM

All replies

  • Try a different DVD drive, it sounds like that one isn't working.
    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    Monday, September 20, 2010 12:50 PM
    Moderator
  • You might check your CMOS settings particularly the boot order. Make sure the DVD drive is set to boot before the hard drive. Also make sure you are using a DVD drive and not a CD drive.
    Friday, September 24, 2010 4:38 PM