A good fit for my motherboard

By Waffe
Jul 10, 2013
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  1. stonarda

    stonarda TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 178   +17

    3 days till automatic update? Windows doesn't activate itself from the moment you input the code, it normally will take a few days, as it does that in the background. The 3 days is likely the next time it will try to activate itself.
  2. Waffe

    Waffe TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 113

    When it tries to activate itself will I be granted the 30 day trial period? Someone mentioned that it lists as 3 days but is really 30. When it gets to 0 it resets to 3 again when you restart the computer.
    On a side note, do HDD's usually ring? Like a seagate barracuda 1tb for instance.
  3. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,098   +1,189

    Sounds to me it is 30 day trial but is also set to automatically activate. And upon failure to automatically activate, it is programmed to try again in 3 days. I'm not familiar with the auto feature of Windows Activation, as I never use this route. I always install Windows without entering the key, and then manually activate afterwards using on-line activation.
  4. Waffe

    Waffe TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 113

    As much as I don't want to, I'm about to tr y using my old HDD the ringing is becoming insufferable. Maybe its more noticeable because of my OCD.....
  5. Waffe

    Waffe TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 113

    If I grab my old HDD, will inserting the win 7 disk wipe everything and reformat it for new use?
  6. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,098   +1,189



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