Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums


  1. #1


    i have live Windows 8 - MSDN 90 day trial of Windows 8 .how to get my trila serial(key) for msdn

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2

    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10

    Hello freenet, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    If this is the Windows 8 Enterprise trial at the link below, then you do not need a product key number to install and use it for the 90 day evaluation period. After the 90 days, you would need to purchase a copy or product key of Windows 8.

    Download Windows 8 Enterprise Evaluation

    Hope this helps,
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3

    Click image for larger version
    Yes it was a download link. But to be serial. Photographs look
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4

    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10

    You are not trying to install Windows 8 Enterprise if it's asking you to enter a product key during installation.

    Activation and Usage Guidelines

    • Back up your files and settings before installing this evaluation and again prior to the 90-day expiration.
    • Upon installation, Windows will prompt you to activate. A product key is not required for this software.
    • You must complete activation before August 15, 2013, to use this evaluation.
    • Once you activate, you have up to 90 days to use the software. You can track the amount of time you have left by referring to the "watermark" in the lower right corner of the Windows desktop.
    • If you fail to activate this evaluation after installation, or if your evaluation period expires, the desktop background will turn black, you will see a persistent desktop notification indicating that the system is not genuine, and the PC will shut down every hour losing unsaved work.
    • Following the evaluation period, you will need to replace the operating system on your test computer and reinstall all your programs and data. It is not possible to upgrade the evaluation to a licensed working version of Windows 8. A clean installation is required.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5

    Hafnarfjörður IS
    Posts : 4,376
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10

    Hi there

    In addition to Brink's info here's some extra stuff regarding activation of W8 ENTERPRISE.
    This information is only relevant for W8 ENTERPRISE version.

    Windows 8 Enterprise -- the FULL version has to be activated AFTER installation -- you enter a command in ADMIN mode SLUI 3
    Then at the popup enter the serial number.

    Windows 8 TRIAL shouldn't need a serial number (can't remember now if that's true) but if it does then enter SLUI 3 as above and then enter the serial number you got from the download. (You don't need to enter ANY serial number when you install Windows 8 enterprise --full version or trial).

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Related Threads
Upgrade Win 8.1 to 8.1 with MSDN bits in Windows Updates & Activation
I have an image of Windows 8.1 on a laptop I am testing with and would like to install/upgrade to 8.1 pro to test our product when running on a domain (thus the need for pro). How do I do this upgrade using the MSDN bits available? Any suggestions would be appreciated. I would really prefer to not...
At work i have Windows 8 Pro installed from an MSDN ISO, having been waiting for the 8.1 update today i have now just seen a quote on Microsoft's site saying "If you installed Windows 8 using an MSDN ISO, you might be able to install Windows 8.1 using a similar ISO from MSDN" Is there an easy...
Windows 8.1 is now available for download from Technet & MSDN :D More...
I've bought two HUP licenses for MS Office 2013 Professional for US$ 13 (each one). They sent me the keys but no download link. Will my keys work for the MSDN/TechNet ISOs or I need to download another image? :think:
August 15: MSDN and TechNet subscribers will be the first to get access to the new software. August 16: Software Assurance customers and Microsoft Partner Network members will get access to the operating system. Will be nice to hear some reviews of the real thing, anyone around here a...
New on MSDN on Windows 8 in General Support
Hey guys and gals, here are some new videos about the use and operation of Windows 8 cp that look to be pretty cool. Get started with Windows 8 Consumer Preview
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook