Evaluation period ended and windows shuts down. RRS feed

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  • My heatsink broke a clip and my XP Athlon chip desoldered itself from the ceramic die immediately after the heatsink came loose. Then the ceramic die snapped in half in the ZIF. I took it out replaced the chip and bought a new heatsink and fan. Then when I restarted the machine, I got the "Evaluation period for this copy of windows has ended. Windows cannot start." I imagine this was the result of having to reset the bios in order for the mobo to take the new chip.
    Sunday, June 24, 2007 10:35 PM

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  • I'm getting messages on two of my client machines reporting that the WHS trial period has expired. This RC1 was a clean install on a brand new hard drive. The clients on the client machine were uninstalled, and the RC1 clients installed there.



    Monday, June 25, 2007 5:20 AM