View Full Version : 2003 Server evaluation perioid has ended - what the **?

08-20-2004, 10:10 AM
I downloaded and installed it yesterday, and it worked fine for one day. Now when I booted up it said that my evaluation perioid has ended, and I should purchase full retail version and reinstall. Windows cannot start.

Then it reboots.

What the heck? How to get rid of this?

I have had an earlier download of the same windows, but this one I downloaded yesterday.

08-23-2004, 07:47 AM
reinstall with the bios a few months set back?

08-23-2004, 10:34 AM
Is your system clock set correctly?


08-23-2004, 03:18 PM
I may have found the reason, I did some overclocking and that caused the system to hang on obviously reset the bios by itself. At the same time the clock turned back to year 2002 or so. Maybe it messed up with windows?

Or is it possible that I installed windows when the clock was set to year 2002, and after that I adjusted it to the current time, causing the windows to think I had been using it for 2 years?

09-19-2004, 09:59 PM
Yes it has been known to happen