Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 15th Aug 2012 21:30 UTC
Windows Microsoft has made Windows 8's final release available to MSDN and TechNet subscribers, so if you are one of those - have fun. The 90-day trial has also been released, so us mere mortals can have a go at it as well. The evaluation version is Windows 8 Enterprise, so it contains a number of features regular users normally won't see. As far as I can tell - it's a bit unclear - the trial version cannot be upgraded to a final version a few months down the line. Happy testing!
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RE[3]: No upgrades
by Thom_Holwerda on Thu 16th Aug 2012 12:16 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: No upgrades"
Thom_Holwerda
Member since:
2005-06-29

Yeah it's ridiculous. I mean, why not just offer up a enter-your-serial when the 90 days run out? Shouldn't be too hard.

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RE[4]: No upgrades
by MOS6510 on Thu 16th Aug 2012 12:20 in reply to "RE[3]: No upgrades"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

Talking of which, has anyone noticed that Microsoft has improved the serial number entry process over the years?

It would be even better if it also had auto correct. If you make a mistake entering the code it would correct it for you.

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RE[5]: No upgrades
by Soulbender on Thu 16th Aug 2012 12:58 in reply to "RE[4]: No upgrades"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

I miss the times when a Windows serial made up of only 1's would work.

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RE[4]: No upgrades
by tanzam75 on Mon 20th Aug 2012 19:06 in reply to "RE[3]: No upgrades"
tanzam75 Member since:
2011-05-19

Yeah it's ridiculous. I mean, why not just offer up a enter-your-serial when the 90 days run out? Shouldn't be too hard.


I dunno, the change-your-serial-number interface still seems to be present. I don't know if it works, because I don't have any serial numbers to test with. But it may very well work with a serial number for the Enterprise SKU.

The problem may be that there is an upgrade mechanism, but no downgrade mechanism. Enterprise is the highest edition of Windows -- it's essentially Ultimate plus a bunch of enterprise-only features.

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