Product ID Expiry?

On the other computer we need to reinstall windows.
We still have the serial on the PC case it came with but before entering the serial i was just wondering that as the computer hasn’t done this for 5 years can the serial expire?

no, the serial won’t expire. but it’s only valid for the version of windows that came with the pc - so if it came with a Win98 update, it won’t work with a Win98SE full-version…
but the key does not expire… :wink:

If you use WinXP then you can activate it 5 times directly over the internet. After that, you will have to call the microsoft hotline for activation. Anyway, this has no effect on the CD Key which you need for installing the OS. The key should work always.

ok thanks very much 4 that mate