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Is it possible to rearm Windows 8 evaluation copy when it is close to expiry of 90 days again and again after every three months?

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Extending an evaluation period is not inherently piracy. – Oliver Salzburg Oct 30 '12 at 11:56
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According to Windows 8 Forums and some blog, issuing slmgr -rearm on an elevated command prompt (Win+X,A) will reset your evaluation period to 90 days.

I just gave that a try in a VM. After a reboot it told me my licence is expired. But after another reboot, my evaluation period is reset to 90 days:

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On previous versions you could only do this 3 times. I do believe the evaluation copy also has a hard limit on how long it can be used. I personally wouldn't consider this a long term solution. – Journeyman Geek Oct 30 '12 at 12:12
@JourneymanGeek - Who would consider an evaluation of an operating system that cost money a long term solution. The evaluation is a short term solution to evaluate the product. I am only being half serious by writting this comment. In other words there isn't a long term solution to extending the evaluation of Windows 8 Enterprise, the only solution, is to purchase the product itself and reinstall. – Ramhound Oct 30 '12 at 12:33
Well, the technical part of it is on topic, IMO, the ethical part (MS does allow this, right?) and business part of it is a whole another story. Just wanted to make it clear that its unlikely he could keep extending the evaluation period. – Journeyman Geek Oct 30 '12 at 12:35

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