This is not a duplicate of this question, since the OP had already connected to the internet.
I installed Windows 8 Consumer Retail and was not connected to the internet, and remain unconnected so it cannot automatically activate.
- How long can I use Windows 8 this way (never connected to the internet) and without activating the license?
I want documentation links, not just an answer you think is true or read somewhere, back up any statements with clear documentation please.
Answers related to Vista-W7 activation or commands used in Vista-W7 to check license status are not acceptable as Microsoft completely changed activation technologies for windows 8.
Related Question here which shows some the limits in functionality in the New UI, I cannot find any limits using the desktop other than no Internet functions.