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How do I know if my copy of Win8 will expire

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    Windows 8 Enterprise

    How do I know if my copy of Win8 will expire


    We just got a copy of Win8 Enterprise from our Software Licensing department...we have an MLA or ALA (whatever it's called ) How do I know if this copy will expire or if we will need to update to the version that comes out at the end of October. Basically how do I tell what I have

    Thanks,
    Scott

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  2. #2


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    You'll have 90 days to use it before it expires. There will be a little watermark on the lower left part of the Desktop that will tell you how long your license will last.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 29
    Windows 8 Enterprise


    Ok that is what I thought but I don't have the watermark. So does that mean it will not expire?
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  4. #4


    Portsmouth Hants
    Posts : 772
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    from an elevated command prompt, type the command:

    slmgr /xpr

    to determine the expiry date, if any.
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    Hafnarfjörður IS
    Posts : 4,376
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Hi there
    run the command as shown and you will see one of these two screens (Hopefully not the second one!!!!).

    cheers
    jimbo
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails pirate.png   xpr.png  
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  6. #6


    Posts : 29
    Windows 8 Enterprise


    Ok it says its "permanently activated"....Thanks!!!
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  7. #7


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    I'm assuming as it's from your software department at your workplace, that's probably why.
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  8. #8


    Posts : 29
    Windows 8 Enterprise


    Yeah that is correct...thanks
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  9. #9


    Good info here! My Win8 Enterprise license should also be permanently activated, but I'll try this out tonight... Thanks!
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  10. #10


    Thank you, that command worked! My Enterprise license is permanently activated!!
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