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What Happens with my Windows 8 pro upgrade when it expires


#1
Okay, so I upgraded from windows 8 normal OS to windows 8 PRO. And now it's saying I'm on a trial so my only question is what happens when it expires, does my computer automatically downgrade to the version of windows my PC had when I bought it? Or does it just delete everything in general. I would just like an answer ASAP please. Thanks!
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion 20 All-In-One
    Memory
    6.00 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD E1 Vision
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Default PC moniter
    Screen Resolution
    1600x900
    Hard Drives
    Local Drive (C:) Recovery Drive (D:)

MrShowdown

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#2
If the Grace Period expired, it will show that your Windows is not genuine.
You will need to enter the product key and activate it.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro x64
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo Y520
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 7300HQ
    Motherboard
    OEM Lenovo
    Memory
    4GB DDR4-2400
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD
    Monitor(s) Displays
    1 (2)
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Seagate 1TB 5400 RPM
    Keyboard
    OEM Lenovo
    Mouse
    Logitech G502 Proteus Core
    Internet Speed
    100 Mbps
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Other Info
    PC:

    AMD Athlon X4 760K
    8GB DDR3-1866
    AMD Radeon RX 460
    Seagate 500 GB 7200 RPM
#3
What happens if I don't does it go back to Windows 8 Original OS the version when I bought it?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion 20 All-In-One
    Memory
    6.00 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD E1 Vision
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Default PC moniter
    Screen Resolution
    1600x900
    Hard Drives
    Local Drive (C:) Recovery Drive (D:)
#4
Also, I will probably be getting windows 7 professional in 2-3 days
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion 20 All-In-One
    Memory
    6.00 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD E1 Vision
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Default PC moniter
    Screen Resolution
    1600x900
    Hard Drives
    Local Drive (C:) Recovery Drive (D:)

MrShowdown

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#5
Nope it does not go back to the previous edition.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro x64
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo Y520
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 7300HQ
    Motherboard
    OEM Lenovo
    Memory
    4GB DDR4-2400
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD
    Monitor(s) Displays
    1 (2)
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Seagate 1TB 5400 RPM
    Keyboard
    OEM Lenovo
    Mouse
    Logitech G502 Proteus Core
    Internet Speed
    100 Mbps
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Other Info
    PC:

    AMD Athlon X4 760K
    8GB DDR3-1866
    AMD Radeon RX 460
    Seagate 500 GB 7200 RPM

Lee

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#6
Okay, so I upgraded from windows 8 normal OS to windows 8 PRO. And now it's saying I'm on a trial so my only question is what happens when it expires, does my computer automatically downgrade to the version of windows my PC had when I bought it? Or does it just delete everything in general. I would just like an answer ASAP please. Thanks!
Microsoft will send the FBI over to retrieve your compter. At that point they hold it for ransom until you buy another license, so I have been told by very important people on this site. . .:haha:
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 8, (VM win7, XP, Vista)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion p1423w
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 3330 Ivy Bridge
    Motherboard
    Foxconn - 2ADA Ivy Brige
    Memory
    16 GB 1066MHz DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD 5450
    Sound Card
    HD Realteck (Onboard)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Mitsubishi LED TV/Montior HD, Dell 23 HD, Hanspree 25" HD
    Screen Resolution
    Mit. 1980-1080, Dell 2048-115, Hanspree 1920-10802
    Hard Drives
    1 SanDisk 240Gig SSD, 2 Samsung 512Gig SSDs
    Case
    Tower
    Cooling
    Original (Fans)
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Keyboard 2000
    Mouse
    Microsoft Optical Mouse 5000
    Internet Speed
    1.3 (350 to 1024 if lucky)
    Browser
    Firefox 19.1
    Antivirus
    MSE-Defender

znod

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#7
What happens if I don't does it go back to Windows 8 Original OS the version when I bought it?
If it doesn't go back, and I don't think it will, then it enters reduced functionality mode. I looked for a link, but could not find. I read about what happens in this mode in 8, but can't remember the specifics. I do remember that the article said that what happens is not as severe an in prior Win OS's, but still is quite annoying.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win7 Ult on DIY; Win8 Pro on MBP/Parallels; Win7 Ult on MBP/Boot Camp; Win7 Ult/Win8 Pro on HP
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    DIY Rig; MacBook Pro (MBP)/Parallels/Boot Camp; HP Pavilion dv6500t Laptop
    CPU
    Intel i7-2600K (sometimes OC'd to 4.8 GHz)
    Motherboard
    ASUS P8P67 Deluxe Rev B3
    Memory
    16 GB Corsair Vengeance
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA 570 SC
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Gateway
    Hard Drives
    Dual Boot:
    Win7 Ult RAID 0 on OCZ Revo x2 and
    Win7 Ult RAID 0 on Caviar Black SATA 3's
    PSU
    Cooler Master Silent Pro 1000W
    Case
    Cooler Master 932 HAF
    Cooling
    Zalman CNPS9900MAX-B CPU Fan
    Keyboard
    Logitech Cordless Desktop MX 5500
    Mouse
    Logitech Cordless Desktop MX 5500
    Internet Speed
    20 Mbps Download/2+ Mbps Upload
    Other Info
    Pioneer Blu-ray Burner/DVD Burner

MrShowdown

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#8
Reduced Functionality Mode has been removed since Windows Vista Service Pack 1.
Now it only shows nag-screen and bi-hourly shutdown.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro x64
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo Y520
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 7300HQ
    Motherboard
    OEM Lenovo
    Memory
    4GB DDR4-2400
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD
    Monitor(s) Displays
    1 (2)
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Seagate 1TB 5400 RPM
    Keyboard
    OEM Lenovo
    Mouse
    Logitech G502 Proteus Core
    Internet Speed
    100 Mbps
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Other Info
    PC:

    AMD Athlon X4 760K
    8GB DDR3-1866
    AMD Radeon RX 460
    Seagate 500 GB 7200 RPM
#9
Okay... I guess I will have to buy a key... Or maybe factory reset
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion 20 All-In-One
    Memory
    6.00 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD E1 Vision
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Default PC moniter
    Screen Resolution
    1600x900
    Hard Drives
    Local Drive (C:) Recovery Drive (D:)

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