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I downloaded Windows Embedded Standard 2009 from my MSDN subscription and built a target image. I installed the image on an HP thin client.

The thin client says that I have and evaluation copy. How can I activate Windows and remove the "evaluation copy" text?

For example, I don't have access to the internet I would like build in target designer not evaluation copy.

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According to this document, it does not need activation, but only to have the key entered:

http://www.elbacom.com/embedded/products/wes/wes2009/overview

If you set it up using a trial key (as I suspect is the real problem), you can change it to your MSDN key at an elevated command prompt using the following command:

slmgr.vbs /ipk New_Product_Key
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You cannot use the Product Key that you used for installation of Windows Embedded Standard 2009. You have to enter the PID from the stickers that you get for putting on the target computers. Additionally to the license for Windows Embedded Standard 2009, you need a license for each target computer. Your distributor should be able to help you.

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