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Vista says its an "evaluation copy"

By vegasgmc
Dec 15, 2007
  1. I got a free upgrade to Vista with a laptop I bought a year ago. I finally decided to instal it and just above the clock in the tool bar it says evaluation copy. Thats what my beta versions of Vista had(tested it on my desktop this summer). Did I get screwed on the upgrade?
     
  2. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    Was the free upgrade from Microsoft themselves or from somewhere else ? In either case I think you should contact Microsoft who will advise on you on how to proceed, maybe you could a proper free copy if you snitch on the company that got you this version. ;)
     
  3. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,714   +397

    You didn't happen to install SP1RC1 did you?
     
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