XP 64 Trial - Options for upgrade

Discussion in 'Windows 64 Bit' started by SmnThorn, Feb 13, 2006.

  1. SmnThorn

    John Barnes Guest

    From Windows XP Inside Out
    Start from the Windows CD as if you were going to do a clean install. It's
    easy to become confused during this process, because the word repair appears
    in two different places when you start your computer using the Windows CD.
    At the Welcome To Setup screen, do not choose the option to repair your
    installation using the Recovery Console. Instead, press Enter, which starts
    the Windows Setup program. After you accept the license agreement, Windows
    searches your system for existing Windows installations. When you reach the
    screen that lists your current Windows installation, select it from the list
    and press R to start the repair process. The remainder of this procedure
    requires the same steps as if you were performing a clean installation; when
    Setup finishes, your system files should be refreshed and your existing data
    and settings should be accessible again.
    John Barnes, May 20, 2006
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  2. SmnThorn

    Tony Donadio Guest

    That did it. Thanks!
    Tony Donadio, May 20, 2006
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  3. SmnThorn

    John Barnes Guest

    You're welcome.

    John Barnes, May 20, 2006
  4. Yes, the repair install is a bit tricky, since you need to bypass the first
    Repair choice.
    Charlie Russel - MVP, May 20, 2006
  5. SmnThorn

    Dingy Guest

    I just wanted to thank all of you for the info. I am coming up to the same
    point of moving from the Trial version to the full version, and now I
    understand the process that lies ahead of me. As posted earlier, I would
    rather just update the trial version and keep my installed programs intact,
    rather than start over by formatting. One thing that is odd is that I only
    installed the trial program about 8 weeks ago, and I have been receiving the
    warnings that my trial period over almost over (14 days now). I thought this
    was 120 day trial. But again, just wanted to say thanks for all the info and
    insight. BTW, what should I look for to be sure I am getting an authentic
    version of XP64 when I make my purchase? I have seen some versions listed as
    'Promotional' and state it does not come with a manual. Is that a valid
    Dingy, May 22, 2006
  6. SmnThorn

    John Barnes Guest

    Your best bet is to buy from a reputable dealer. The only version available
    is OEM and does not come with a manual, and is not available to download.
    All require some 'critical' equipment purchase and link to the System
    Builders license for you to read.
    If your trial has not expired you can update from within x64. You still
    have to re-apply the Updates.
    Maybe your BIOS date was incorrect at some point.
    John Barnes, May 22, 2006
  7. SmnThorn

    Dingy Guest


    thanks for the help a few days ago. I have another question that you may
    not be able to answer, but all the '800' numbers are closed for the night.

    I purchased an XPx64 CD with the EULA and CD key from a company that stated
    they used 100% microsoft products. The CD came today, and I see on the disc
    that this is a volume license version. From what I can find on the MS site,
    there is no way to use this CD and I will need to return it to the company I
    purchased it from for a OEM version. Do you know if its possible to purchase
    a single license to use or am I just stuck? I only have 4 days until the
    trial expires... thanks for any input you may have.
    Dingy, Jun 1, 2006
  8. SmnThorn

    Rick Guest

    Use "Froogle" to search for Windows x64 and you will find many
    legitimate resellers have it for sale. I bought mine from MWave.
    NewEgg offers it.
    Rick, Jun 1, 2006
  9. In addition to Rick's suggestion, can I also suggest that you forward the
    purchase information for the volume license version you bought to
    - I think they'd like to know about this reseller.

    (Other, known reliable, resellers that have the correct OEM version for sale
    include: planetamd64.com, NCIX.com, Directron.com, and zipzoomfly.com.)
    Charlie Russel - MVP, Jun 1, 2006
  10. SmnThorn

    Dingy Guest


    thanks for the help you and everyone else has given. I have a question
    regarding your comments before I send in that info. The company that I
    purchased the software from (volume version of XP64) had two different
    listings. One of them included a COA (I have now discovered that this is the
    OEM version) and the other had everything except the COA. It way my error
    when ordering the CD because I did not look into the differences between the
    two. It would have also been helpful if the description on their website was
    more complete. the CD appeared to be original and authentic MS software.
    Did you want me to send in that info because they are not supposed to offer
    the volume version, or did you have the impression from my previous post that
    the disc was not authentic? Just want to clarify this before I send anything
    up to the piracy department. Thanks
    Dingy, Jun 5, 2006
  11. Because they should not be selling volume license software to non-VL
    Charlie Russel - MVP, Jun 5, 2006
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