Did you install SP-1 for Windows Vista?
If yes, then you do have an Evaluation copy.
SP-1 is still a Beta which means it is in testing and is time bombed.
The message you see is a reminder.
You will probably need to uninstall the Beta before installing the
final version when it is released early next year.
More details are available at the Microsoft site you obtained the
If you are not intending to use your computer for testing, uninstall
the Beta by go into the control panel
Click Programs/Uninstall a program
Jupiter Jones [MVP]
"currysteph" <currystephATgmailDOTcom.(donotspam)> wrote in message
> downloaded and installed SP1 this morning now i have text (windows
> number) above the clock that says my copy is an evaluation
> copy...which it
> isnt...what would cause this and is my machine going to ask for a
> product key