Windows 8 Preview Versions Expires Today

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If you are running any of the preview versions of Windows 8, its time to upgrade. Microsoft released Windows 8 first as a Developer preview, followed by Consumer Preview and then Release Preview. All these versions will expire today (Jan-15th), after which you need to upgrade final versions of Windows 8.

 You receive the following message on the Activate Windows screen in Control Panel:

The license for this pre-released version of Windows has expired. You’ll need to enter a new product key to activate Windows. Until you activate, Windows will restart every 1 hour, so you should back up your data.

Install the latest version of Windows

•You receive the following message on the Windows Activation screen:

This pre-release version of Windows has expired. Your computer will restart every 2 hours and you might lose any unsaved data.

•You receive the following message on the Personalize pane in Control Panel:

You need to Activate Windows before you can personalize your PC

Source: Microsoft  



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