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Old 07-11-2007, 02:50 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default So I have windows XP professional x64 edition (evaluation version)

What do I have to do to make it permanent? Do I call up microsoft and tell them I want to pay to have it be permanent? Thanks.
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Old 07-11-2007, 03:26 AM   #2 (permalink)
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what on earth are you talking about? i don't think anyone has a clue what you mean by "permanent"...
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ack, sorry I meant I have the evaluation version I got from microsoft.
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aah. well, buying it would be a good idea . either order it from somewhere and input the CD key, or hunt around on the microsoft website for something 'Windows Genuine Advantage' which you pay for and itll give u a CD key and post you a CD sometime later.
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I once posted a free link to it. you just had to sacrifice your other xp. there are lot of ways around this though. like running dual boot xp and upgrading the second one
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aah. well, buying it would be a good idea . either order it from somewhere and input the CD key, or hunt around on the microsoft website for something 'Windows Genuine Advantage' which you pay for and itll give u a CD key and post you a CD sometime later.
Okay so I went to the genuine advantage page and got this:

Validation is not currently supported for this version of Windows or for this non-Microsoft operating system.

It appears that you are using an operating system that is not currently supported by the validation process. Only the following operating systems are currently supported:

* Windows XP Home Edition
* Windows XP Professional
* Windows XP Starter Edition
* Windows XP Media Center Edition
* Windows XP Tablet PC Edition
* Windows Vista


So what do I do now? Call microsoft and tell them I want to make the evaluation version permanent?
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Old 07-11-2007, 10:23 PM   #7 (permalink)
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the free one expired
Exchange Windows XP Professional (32-bit) for Windows XP Professional x64 Edition for a limited time
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Old 07-11-2007, 10:42 PM   #8 (permalink)
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That doesn't help me... how in the heck do I make the evaluation version permanent?!?!
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you are an ungrateful BuTCH. I posted that because I spent about 3 hour trying to find that link for you, because I knew that there was a place where you could get it for free. Well when I found it, I found that it had expired. since the forum had been upgraded you can't find old posts. but at least I had tried.


you can't make an evaluation version permanent. I might have gave you a copy of my xp 64 corporate if you weren't such a Duck
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Gee whiz, I was just wanting to know some info on how to make it permanent, no need to get all PMSy on me.
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