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[4]: No upgrades
by tanzam75 on Mon 20th Aug 2012 19:06 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: No upgrades"
tanzam75
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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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