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How To Activate Windows 8 Enterprise?

  1. #1


    Kolkata, India
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    Windows® 8.1 Pro 64-Bit

    How To Activate Windows 8 Enterprise?


    Hello, I am thinking to install Windows 8 Enterprise 64-Bit on my Desktop. So as I went to Microsoft Website and then it gave me the Link to Downlload It.
    Download Windows 8 Enterprise Evaluation

    But here it shows that the Windows Activation will expire after 90-Days. What does it mean by that? After 90-Days if my Windows Activation expire then how can I activate it with a Premium License because I can't see any link to buy product key for it.

    So, Can anyone help me Please?

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  2. #2



    Posts : 480
    Windows 8 Pro x64


    Enterprise Evaluation edition activates automatically with the built-in product key, but this edition expires after 90 days. It's for evaluation, and not for use beyond 90 days. If you have a license for Enterprise, you should know where to obtain the installation ISO. Hint: contact the company you bought the license from.
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  3. #3


    Kolkata, India
    Posts : 127
    Windows® 8.1 Pro 64-Bit


    No, I don't have any type of license. I just want to install Windows 8 Enterprise on my Desktop Computer as currently it has Windows 7. So, I want to ask that After 90-Days what will happen? Will my windows be blocked? And if its Trail then there should be also way to get License to it. What is thet way? I want to know that and I want to install Windows 8 Enterprise because Windows 8 Pro is not available for Download and I want a Legit Copy so I want to install Windows 8 Enterprise and later activate it. So, How can I get the license key to activate it like Windows 8 Pro? I can't see any link over the internet to buy License.

    So, Please Help.....
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  4. #4



    Posts : 480
    Windows 8 Pro x64


    Let me restate this: Enterprise 90-day Evaluation is for evaluation. See also Windows 8 Enterprise Evaluation FAQ You don't need it, if you want to use Windows 8 permanently.

    because Windows 8 Pro is not available for Download
    Indeed, it appears only Windows 8 Upgrade is available in India. You should click Live Chat at the top of the page and ask how to get Windows 8 Pro.

    But can you give me at least 3 good reasons why you need Pro?
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  5. #5


    Evaluation is like a trial version, it means you will no longer have access to it, or be able to use it once that time period has expired.
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  6. #6


    As stated in the link provided:
    The evaluation edition will expire and cannot be upgraded.
    To upgrade, the evaluation must be uninstalled and a non-evaluation version of Windows must be re-installed from your original installation media.
    After the 90 days it will cease to function and is of no value. You cannot purchase a key to reactivate it.
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  7. #7


    Enterprise is not sold to consumers. It's for volume license customers only. Unless you have Technet or MSDN you aren't going to be able to get a legit key to activate this version of Windows 8.
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  8. #8


    Kolkata, India
    Posts : 127
    Windows® 8.1 Pro 64-Bit


    OK, Thanks.........
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