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What is an expiration date for the license of Windows 8 Release Preview ?

Details: This is later beta than old Customer Technical Preview http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/iso There is no info for how long will it work.

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If you are running Windows 8 Release Preview, you can find out the expiry date by typing in "winver" in the command prompt. –  Leo Jun 1 '12 at 8:53

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To get the expiry date of Windows 8 consumer preview, you should run winver either from the search function in the source menu, or simply run the command from "run"

This will open the "About Windows" window, which will show the version and expiry date of the Windows CP install.

In this case its 16-1-2013


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what happens after it expires ? will it give a chance to buy a full license ? will buying a full license require re-installation of the OS ? –  android developer Dec 26 '12 at 6:50
ok found an answer here : ghacks.net/2012/08/22/what-happens-when-windows-8-expires –  android developer Dec 29 '12 at 15:25
I installed Windows 8 preview as I had no other atm. And now winver is not shoing expiry date. Strange? –  grvpanchal Jan 24 '14 at 21:07

According to Version 6.2 Build 8400

Evaluation Copy. Expires 1/15/2013 4:59 PM

It is the Release Preview.

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A static answer like this isn't too helpful because it has already changed a couple of times and may do so again. –  Synetech Jul 16 '12 at 20:05

Windows 8 Developer Preview, Consumer Preview and Release Preview expire on January 15, 2013 at 23:59 GMT.

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And what if it changes again? –  Synetech Jul 16 '12 at 20:05

The Release Preview expires one day after the Consumer Preview expires, on January 16, 2013.

From: http://www.ghacks.net/2012/05/31/windows-8-release-preview-available-download-links-live/

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