After a desktop crash i had to reinstall win 7 via disk i purchased. it has not been touched in 5 years until a couple of weeks ago when like I said, i had to reinstall it. All has been fine until recently i was starting to get pop ups daily to remind me that i had to validate it. I never was questioned about this the first time I used this disc. I have one more day according to the pop ups. I went on line to validate it and all is asked me at first was to check my date,time and time zone. I did and all was correct. Then i got a code number which i googled and it says to call Microsoft. ...well calling them is like finding water out of a rock....all i kept getting outfits using Microsofts name in charging for asked questions. Now, I resent paying for something that i paid for 5 yrs ago just to have this validated. I had no problem the first time after entering my Product keys, why now? Should i ignore the pop ups and see if win 7 stops or is there any other recourse?