Windows 8 Developer Preview Expiry Date

by Venkat eswarlu on September 18, 2011

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Microsoft released evaluated version of Windows Developer Preview on Sep 13th this month, if you’re curious enough to know how long you can use this version or when Windows 8 Developer preview will expire, you can know that by using a simple command in your system.

Windows 8 dev preview expiry date thumb Windows 8 Developer Preview Expiry Date

Finding Windows 8 Developer Preview expiry date

1. Use Win +R key combination to open run command box and type  Winver and press enter

2.  Windows shows Build details along with evaluation copy expiry date as shown in the screenshot. For me it is showing March 11, 2012 (it may be same for all users irrespective on which date you installed as I think so) hope we’ll get brand new Windows 8 beta by that time.

After installing Windows 8, it will be automatically activated online. Yep!you’re using genuine copy of windows (you can install updates and stay protected if you’re using it as a primary windows).

You can see whether your copy is activated or not by right-clicking on Computer icon (disable Metro UI to get it on the classic start menu) and click Properties,

system properties thumb Windows 8 Developer Preview Expiry Date

In System properties window, you can click “view details in Windows Activation” to know windows edition you’re using, product key and activated date.

Windows 8 activation details thumb Windows 8 Developer Preview Expiry Date

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anferruqui October 14, 2011 at 3:50 am

How to use
Use 1gb of ram with windows 8
explication please

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Venkat October 14, 2011 at 1:13 pm

You can install Windows 8 DP on 1GB of RAM without any problems.

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FIS December 31, 2011 at 5:59 am

Hello! Here I want to know what’s going to happen when the version of Windows pre-beta developer preview expires March 11, 2012, when he settled on the version of Windows 7? Is that our computer will automatically return to Windows 7? Or will he buy the CD for Windows 7? Thank you.

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FT December 31, 2011 at 6:07 am

Hello ! Here I want to know what’s going to happen when the version of Windows developer preview expires March 11, 2012 , when he settled on the version of Windows 7 ? Is that our computer will automatically return to Windows 7 ? Or will we have to buy the installation CD for Windows 7 ? Thank you.

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Venkat January 2, 2012 at 4:09 pm

You don’t need to wait till march Win 8 Beta may release in February you need to format the partition and u can install win 8 beta if you want.

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