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Microsoft extends the expiration of Windows 8 Developer Preview

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    Lincoln UK
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    Windows 7 x64/Win 8 Dev x64

    Microsoft extends the expiration of Windows 8 Developer Preview


    Recently Microsoft has released an update (KB2671501) that extends the evaluation version would be alive through January 15, 2013. The update is available for both Windows 8 Developer Preview and Windows 8 Server Developer Preview.

    In September of last year, Microsoft officially previewed Windows 8 and offered developers a chance to evaluate and the new Windows platform for a limited time. And the expiration dates were set to March 11, 2012 and April 8, 2012 for Windows 8 Developer Preview and Windows 8 Server Developer Preview respectively.

    To get this update, Run Windows Update from Control Panel, and then click Check for Updates. After you install this update, Windows automatically tries to reactivate after the restart until activation is successful.
    Important: You must install this update to postpone the expiration otherwise the evaluation period will remain as earlier. And you can check the expiration date, by running winver or winver.exe from Start Search, Run Dialog Box or Command Prompt.

    While a week ago, Microsoft also announced that Windows 8 Consumer Preview will be released in upcoming Mobile World Congress event to be held in Barcelona, Spain. So Iím sure we donít need to worry because we will have a new toy to play with.
    Original Article Here >> Microsoft extends Windows 8 Developer Preview life - Windows Valley
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    What's the point of that though??

    If the CP (Beta) is coming come Feb 29, 2012, why extend the expiration date of the DP all the way to Jan 2013?

    Seems unnecessary, unless I'm missing something?
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    Agreed. I've already cleaned mine out to use the same space for the BEta!
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  4. #4


    New Delhi
    Posts : 45
    Windows 8 Pro Retail x64


    agree with Airbot..!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by davehc View Post
    Agreed. I've already cleaned mine out to use the same space for the BEta!
    Did that a month or so ago...

    I hope the CP is not a ridiculously low timebomb by comparison
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    Tropical Island Pair a Dice
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    Windows 8.1 Pro x64/ Windows 7 Ult x64


    You would think the CP would be good into next year.
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    bangalore
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    Windows 8.1 professional x64 + WMC


    Then I hope the CP expires after 2013
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    Hmmm - I've installed that update & checked the activation date for windows (today) but Winver still shows 11/3/2012 as expiry date. This copy is Win8 64bit under Virtualbox.

    Robin
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    i cant update windows 8 manually... it gives an error code C0020012.


    Click image for larger version


    please help!!!

    EDIT: ummm... it works now. i did a system refresh and it works perfectly...
    Last edited by abhijitrucks; 29 Feb 2012 at 10:05 AM.
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  10. #10


    United Kingdom
    Posts : 36
    Windows 8 Pro With Media Centre


    I've also installed that update & checked the activation date for windows (today) but Winver still shows 11/3/2012 as expiry date. This copy is Win8 64bit.
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