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Windows Server 2008 - Automatic Shutdown Non-Genuine?

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I just want to get some info. Lately my 2008 R2 build has been shutting down every 1-3 hours (not sure, its random, no warnings). I was just curious if this is because its not genuine (aka not activated)?

I just want to confirm, the license is genuine I just haven't activated it yet (I plan on doing a reformat and activating it then, I am just testing programs atm), thus causing the non-genuine error.

Would appreciate some input. The temps for the CPU are fine (18-22 C) and the case is well ventilated.
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http://dottech.org/tipsntricks/14573

Sounds sorta related.
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Originally Posted by mbudden;12884752 
http://dottech.org/tipsntricks/14573

Sounds sorta related.

But that was in 2010? It's almost a year past the date that RC was supposed to stop working.
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Thats the thing, when I run memtest or anything else it works fine, but when I boot into the OS and leave it on it crashes. Its not even doing anything intensive.

I would think the 2 hour shut down is causing it since its currently not genuine, but not sure if it applies to non-RC builds, but I am using the Windows Server 2008 R2 free trial, so that might be causing it.
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Nothing in event viewer?
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I run 5 different Server 2008 R2 machines and I do not get an force shutdowns......must be something with the activation/free trial.
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