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W8 expiry Reminder and how to check if installed

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    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10

    W8 expiry Reminder and how to check if installed


    Hi all
    If you want to keep using W8 preview etc after Mar DO download the latest updates and install

    The update is just packaged in the general Windows Update procedure

    REBOOT TWO OR 3 TIMES AFTER INSTALL and then you will see the correct date in the confirmation of January 2013


    Type WINVER from a command prompt

    Screen shot enc.

    I don't know why it takes 2 or 3 re-boots for the correct date to appear but that's how it seems to work.


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    cheers
    jimbo

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    For those who have stopped metro you get this.

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


    Hi there
    So I get 5 Extra Hours then !!!!!!!! 23.59 instead of 18:59 !!!

    Cheers
    jimbo
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    XP64, W7x64, W8x64, 2k8r2, Lucid(server) + a few others


    I assume there is no way around this?
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    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Quote Originally Posted by winstontj View Post
    I assume there is no way around this?
    Hi there
    since a LOT can happen in around a year why would you even THINK about trying to get round this.

    Maybe this time next year we'll be looking at a W9 or Windows Galactica etc. preview !!

    Cheers
    jimbo
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    i am waiting to download the consumer preview. at least i will get some new metro apps from the store.
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    XP64, W7x64, W8x64, 2k8r2, Lucid(server) + a few others


    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by winstontj View Post
    I assume there is no way around this?
    Hi there
    since a LOT can happen in around a year why would you even THINK about trying to get round this.

    Maybe this time next year we'll be looking at a W9 or Windows Galactica etc. preview !!

    Cheers
    jimbo
    Because as of now you can strip down W8 so it looks identical to W7 - and for me it's a nice (free) way to give clients a demo/trial of a VM without running into any licensing or activation issues. A new version (W9 or whatever) means a new headache with drivers, etc. That's all, just curious.
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W8 expiry Reminder and how to check if installed
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