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What exactly happened when windows 7 ultimate in not activated ?
what exactly happened past the 30 days ?

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by:Neil Russell
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You pay what you owe Microsoft and then enter the key and activate it.

That is what should happen after the 30 days.......
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Hello
Some or all of these messages are going to appear continuously but windows will not be locked
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Windows will keep on running, but the desktop background will change and at the bottom right corner (above the taskbar where normally the clock is), there will be some text that tells you that your Windows is not genuine. You'll also get intermittent warnings that your OS isn't genuine and that you should activate.

When you run Windows updates, you'll also get warnings about Windows not being genuine, and some updates will fail.

Eventually Windows will also start shutting down automatically without your input, so if that happens when you are in the middle of working, you may loose data if you didn't save your files before the shutdown.

You can, by the way, extend the trial period 3 times by opening an elevated CMD prompt and entering:

slmgr /rearm

Do that when the trial has expired, or just before. you then get another 30 days. That way you can get to a total of 120 days trial period.
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by:Italiabella
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Thank you for all this information. There are so many different opinions on line about this topic and I was wondering which one was true and which on was false.
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by:rindi
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I'm not sure what you mean with "Opinions". What I posted are facts, not opinions. I have run Windows 7 Ultimate in trial mode for long enough to see.
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by:Italiabella
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I apologize for my bad English Rindi, opinions or fact or idea I meant the same thing. On line I ready so m any different kind of info. its very interesting what you say about going in CMD and extend the trial period.

question : after slmgr there is a space ? before you type /rearm ?

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by:rindi
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Yes, there is a space between slmgr and the slash.
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Thanks,
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