A good fit for my motherboard

stonarda

Posts: 143   +18
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.
 

Waffe

Posts: 60   +4
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.

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.
 

cliffordcooley

Posts: 12,993   +6,314
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.
 

Waffe

Posts: 60   +4
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.....
 

Waffe

Posts: 60   +4
If I grab my old HDD, will inserting the win 7 disk wipe everything and reformat it for new use?