Re-activate Windows XP Trial Version

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Hi,

I am currently using the 30-day trial of Windows XP and it will expire soon. I want to re-activate it again after the expiration. Is it possible? Or should I need to reformat my computer again?

 

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Answered By 0 points N/A #144380

Re-activate Windows XP Trial Version

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Hello Alicia,

The only legal way to continue to use the product is that you enter a valid product key. Purchase a copy of windows XP from Microsoft. Illegally you can extend your trial period of windows by changing your bios date to a previous date.

Answered By 0 points N/A #144382

Re-activate Windows XP Trial Version

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Hello Ms. Alicia

Actually the trial version for window XP is cannot be reactivated again since it is only a trial version. If the version expires it requires you to install a new Operating system. I could suggest you to re-download windows XP since given that it is free. Note that before you reinstall, back up your files to insure its safety. But if you wish to learn more about it, this forum will help you to guide on what to do with your operating system.

Here is the link.

Hope it help’s. 

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Re-activate Windows XP Trial Version

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Hello Ms. Alicia

Actually the trial version for window XP is cannot be reactivated again since it is only a trial version. If the version expires it requires you to install a new Operating system. I could suggest you to re-download windows XP since given that it is free. Note that before you reinstall, back up your files to insure its safety. But if you wish to learn more about it, this forum will help you to guide on what to do with your operating system. Here is the link. Hope it help’s. 

Answered By 0 points N/A #197291

Re-activate Windows XP Trial Version

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Hi Alicia, 

Unfortunately, it is not possible to rearm/ reset windows XP trial version legally, since it can only be used once. When it expires you can uninstall your xp trial version via control panel, then download your purchased xp license for you to be able to use it without having to worry anything.

I hope this will at least help you know more about the product.

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Re-activate Windows XP Trial Version

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There is no way that you can re-activate Windows XP Trial but to purchase it and get a legit copy of it. However, if you want to continue using Windows XP, you have to reformat it again. In this case you can be able to use it for 30 days again.

But there is a risk that you will lose all your data if you don't create a backup before reformatting.

Answered By 0 points N/A #197294

Re-activate Windows XP Trial Version

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There is actually a way to reset the activation period in XP up to 4 times (120 days). It's not documented very well, no doubt Microsoft doesn't want it to be well-known.

You were able to fix this problem by starting the PC in safe mode with command prompt, then you typed "explorer" into the command prompt to load Windows. Next, you clicked on "Start" – "Run" and in the "Run" box typed 
"Rundll32.exe syssetup, SetupOobeBnk". This extended activation to 30 days. 

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