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Can I upgrade from the enterprise evaluation copy?

Q: Can I upgrade from the enterprise evaluation copy?

I am running the Windows 8 enterprise evaluation and wanted to upgrade.

It tells me the evaluation copy cannot be upgraded - is this true or is there a way this can be done?


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Preferred Solution: Can I upgrade from the enterprise evaluation copy?

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So it's not Vista, but since there isn't a board for Server 2008, and since Server 2008 is Vista's code, I figured why not.
Does anyone know if the evaluation copy of Server 2008 that can be downloaded from here:


can be activated/converted to a fully licensed version without uninstalling? (That is to say, if I enter a product key)

I have having been trying to download Server 2008 from MSDNAA but the software is hosted onsite and we're apparently having trouble with our servers. I can obtain my product key, but the .iso download isn't working. The link I included seems to suggest that the evaluation copy can be activated with a key without uninstalling, but the rep I talked with at MS tech support didn't think so, but she also said she wasn't "technically trained" and she also seemed to think I was talking about Server 2003, no matter how many times I corrected her with 2008.

I thought I'd give the evaluation a try, but the download is almost 3 GB which will take a few hours, so if someone knows it can't be done in the mean time I can cancel the download. (And then, after downloading it, I will have to actually install it which I don't have time for if it is not going to work... Kind of a catch-22--I don't have time for it unless it's going to work, but I'm not going to know unless I ... Read more

A:Activating evaluation copy of Windows Server 2008 Enterprise ?

I've never had an evaluation version yet that I couldn't convert but I haven't played with Server 2008 yet.

I think a few of the Microsoft AV guys are going to be in my lab tomorrow afternoon. I'll ask them and see if they have any info.

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Hi all,

It's posible to upgrade from windows 7 Professional to Windows 8 Enterprise Evaluation keeping all programs, files?

I have tried the registry trick but doesn't work for me. It always detect the correct version installed.

A:Upgrade to Windows 8 Enterprise Evaluation

Why do you want to upgrade from a verson that you can buy, to a version that as a consumer you cannot buy.

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is there any way i can Upgrade sql server 2000 enterprise Evaluation to Enterprise edition on Cluster Pc With Windows Xp Sp2 Home Edition ???? !!

If not then how can i transsfer the database data of my software to another pc ??

any solution ??? please help

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can i upgrade to windows 8.1 enterprise from 90 day evaluation version? as our company has volume license key for win 8.1 enterprise purchased

A:can i upgrade to windows 8.1 enterprise from 90 day evaluation version

No, you cannot upgrade from the Windows 8.1 Enterprise 90 Day Evaluation to a full version of Windows 8.1 Enterprise. The excerpt from the
Windows 8.1 Enterprise 90 Day Evaluation page states under Activation and Usage Guidance:

Following the evaluation period, you will need to replace the operating system on your test computer and reinstall all your programs and data. It is not possible to upgrade the evaluation to a licensed working version of Windows 8.1 Enterprise. A clean installation
is required.

Windows Outreach Team- IT Pro
The Springboard Series on TechNet

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Hi I have a sony vaio which originally came with windows vista but my recovery disk is buggered! I installed windows 7 when I was sent a link from MS and I have been told about an offer to upgrade as I'm a student so I can get it pretty cheap.
Can I upgrade from my current windows 7 (evaluation) to Windows 7 premium or do I need to have vista or XP installed before I can do so.

I would like to do a clean install I want to start out fresh.
Any help would be appreciated.

Thank you

A:Can i upgrade from 7100 evaluation copy.

Quote: Originally Posted by jsd807

Hi I have a sony vaio which originally came with windows vista but my recovery disk is buggered! I installed windows 7 when I was sent a link from MS and I have been told about an offer to upgrade as I'm a student so I can get it pretty cheap.
Can I upgrade from my current windows 7 (evaluation) to Windows 7 premium or do I need to have vista or XP installed before I can do so.

I would like to do a clean install I want to start out fresh.
Any help would be appreciated.

Thank you

Hey JS

First RC (7100) was ultimate version. Can you "upgrade" yes and no. You can do a clean install and that is recommended. You do not need to have either XP or vista installed.

Let us know if we can help you
Ken J+

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Hi, I have just downloaded Windows 8.1 Enterprise Evaluation burnt to disk run through installation setup, rebooted laptop and get a message " No O/S foundpuzzled any assistance would
be most beneficial

John Webb

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My Windows 8.1 Enterprise 90 day trial evaluation is subject for shutdown in a few weeks. I heard a
user may renew the activation license for an additional 3 months if proper steps are taken. I can't
remember how to renew the 90 day license though. Please tell me how to do that. If successful, how
many times could I renew the license? Thanks, community! ;)

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Hi guys.

I'm getting ready the MCTS and
MCITP Windows 7 and I need the images
of Windows 7 Enterprise x64
to practice, but I can not find
Windows 8 single encounter.

I hope your help.

A greeting!

A:Where to download Windows 7 Enterprise Evaluation (ISO)?

It's an old thread, but just for the record...
Previous versions of Microsoft software are available again in Technet Evaluation Center.
Previous versions


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My Windows 8 Enterprise Edition that came with my Lenovo computer has completely failed, none of the automatic recovery options work, so I need to do a reinstall or repair. All my data is backed up now so Im happy to wipe everything If need be.
I have looked on the lenovorecovery.com and I can order a recovery disk for a £35 'admin fee'. However, being a cheapskate, and also wanting it up and running ASAP, I'm wondering whether I can use the Enterprise Edition Evaluation ISO and do a fresh install.
However, I'm worried though that if I do that I will lose my license and it will actually become an evaluation instead of the licensed Windows that was on there before. Apparently Enterprise edition does not have a product key, it's just sort of built in. Will the evaluation edition recognise that it is already licensed if I do a repair with it, or will it just wipe any trace of the pre-existing license?

A:repair licensed win 8 enterprise with evaluation iso??

Tell the "admin" to stick their 35 quid. ... Be pushy and get that disk for free.

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I am getting win7 Ultimate (it should be in the mail right now), I install the win7 evaluation copy with a build I did back in the summer & installed win7 evaluation copy with a clean install. Now I want to do another clean install to get rid of the junk I have collected over the last couple months & because the copy will expire in a couple months. So my question is what is the best way to remove the evaluation copy & install the retail copy without losing all of my programs, drivers & user settings. I was thinking clone the area I want to save & then after the install happens merge the two back. Anyone have a better way or will the above work


A:win7 evaluation copy to a retail copy install

You can't clone and merge the two OS's. If you clean install by booting the new DVD to do a Custom install with Drive Tool formatting, you must reinstall your programs.

Many have reported excellent results doing an in-place Upgrade from the RC to any version using this workaround: Upgrade the Windows 7 RC to any retail version Icrontic Tech

You could try this to see if performance suits you, and if not then do a clean install.

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I am working on computer for a coworker. He recently migrated a questionable Windows 7 installation to an SSD and started getting BSOD's pretty frequently. He had been wanting to try Windows 8.1 for a while, so I suggested he try the enterprise evaluation to see if it would work for him.

First I attempted to install from a thumb drive and received NTFS_FILE_SYSTEM errors during installation. I tried again with a DVD and received the error once, but was then able to install. All the while I was doing a custom installation and deleting the old volume and creating a new one for the installation.

After the first or second boot to desktop, it BSOD'ed again, but I didn't catch the error code. The last time it happened I recorded an error code of KERNEL_SECURITY_CHECK_FAILURE. This was after installing Nvidia Drivers from the Nvidia website.

I'm suspecting this is some sort of problem with the SSD itself, as it has persisted through the fresh OS installation. I have attached the SF diagnostic tool file.

Thanks for the help!

A:BSOD Fresh install Win 8.1 Enterprise Evaluation

Hi Druybal & Welcome to the forums ^_^,

I have analyzed your dump files and below has been provided an analysis of the same for informative purposes :-

**************************Wed Sep 3 02:58:27.994 2014 (UTC + 5:30)**************************Loading Dump File [C:\SysnativeBSODApps\090214-6890-01.dmp]

Windows 8 Kernel Version 9600 MP (8 procs) Free x64

Built by: 9600.17031.amd64fre.winblue_gdr.140221-1952

System Uptime: 0 days 0:04:43.672

Probably caused by : USBPORT.SYS ( USBPORT!USBPORT_Core_UsbIocDpc_Worker+1c75d )

BugCheck 139, {3, fffff802d540f5e0, fffff802d540f538, 0}

Arg1: 0000000000000003, A LIST_ENTRY has been corrupted (i.e. double remove).
Arg2: fffff802d540f5e0, Address of the trap frame for the exception that caused the bugcheck
Arg3: fffff802d540f538, Address of the exception record for the exception that caused the bugcheck
Arg4: 0000000000000000, Reserved




CPUID: "Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2600 CPU @ 3.40GHz"

MaxSpeed: 3400

CurrentSpeed: 3503

Processor may be overclocked!
Expected Frequency: 3400
Actual Frequency: 3503
Overclock Ratio: 1.03029

BIOS Version 2105

BIOS Release Date 09/06/2013

Manufacturer System manufacturer

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Hi! So I've bought a new laptop along with a builtin (diskless) Windows8; all drivers for the laptop were included also, I think. I've been using this for about 2 months now and even upgraded to 8.1. Yesterday, after I logging in to windows, all I got was a black screen with a movable mouse pointer. (my stupidity impulse starts here) After searching for workarounds, I decided to download the Windows8.1 Enterprise Evaluation OS from windows and used (burned the ISO file to some CD and used that for booting) it to fully reformat my laptop then afterwards, revert it back using my built-in windows.
After I've done reformatting using the Evaluation version, I couldn't manage to reformat again using the builtinOS. I tried restoring windows but it always asked for the CD I used to reformat. Now I have no drivers installed, my OS expires in less than 90 days, and I have no idea how to fix this.
Does anyone know how I can use my builtinwindows to reformat my laptop?

A:Trouble after installing Win8 Enterprise Evaluation

What system have you got? Did you make recovery disks or just reformat your drive without making any backups at all?

Depending on your situation you may be able to retrieve your key from the bios and use this to download windows again. Possibly. If not you'll have to ask your manufacturer for disks which you may have to pay for.

What's with all the red incidentally?

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I downloaded the Win 8.1 Enterprise Evaluation x64 from the Microsoft website. I then used PowerISO to unzip the files to a folder, and started the setup from there.

The setup began and then restarted (for the first time), and gave an error, that fvevol.sys was missing or corrupted or something like that. There was no way to run the setup after that.

I restarted in the OS I'm currently using - Win 7 Home Premium x64, and then searched the setup of Windows 8.1 for fvevol.sys, but couldn't find anything; I also searched for *.sys, but couldn't find anything at all.

When I was downloading the ISO file from the Microsoft site, my computer had run into some kind of problem twice and restarted on its own, so maybe the ISO I downloaded is not exactly the file on the Microsoft website.

So what do I do?

Also, I want to install Win 8.1 on another partition, but I couldn't see any such option during the initial stages of the installation.

A:Win 8.1 Enterprise Evaluation installation error - fvevol

Also, I did an md5 check, I got:


Is this alright?

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Does reinstalling windows 10 Enterprise Evaluation reset the countdown back to 90 days?

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And now I have a watermark on the most right bottom side of the screen that says: "Windows License valid for 90 days".
What that means? Why did I get this watermark? Will Windows become invalid, locked and unusable in 90 days? If yes then why? I got it for free. What should I do to remove this watermark and make sure that I have this Windows forever?

A:I have just installed Windows 10 Enterprise 2016 LTSB Evaluation

Uhh...gee...Erez: think about what evaluation means. Try it for a while and if you like it, BUY a real copy. When the timeline runs out, you may be able to rearm (restart the 90-day clock) as many as three more times. But after that, you must uninstall, then reinstall to start another evaluation. It's illegal to convert an evaluation copy into a permanent copy, because it violates Microsoft's licensing terms. 'Nuff said.

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Hey everyone, I made a dumb mistake and I really need some help fixing it, if at all possible.

I'm helping a friend with her computer, which came installed with Windows 8 Pro, but it's hard drive went bad. I got her a new hard drive, but when I installed it and grabbed a Windows 8 disk, I accidentally installed the Windows 8 Enterprise Evaluation instead...

Now I know in Windows 8, the product key is now stored in the BIOS. Does this mean that her old product key was overwritten with the enterprise evaluation one now? I tried formatting the hard drive and using a Windows 8 Pro disk to reinstall, but when it was installed, at the bottom right of the desktop view it once more said that there were 90 days left on the enterprise evaluation version activation. Is there any possible way to go back to Windows 8 Pro, and have that original product key be detected?

Thank you in advance!

A:[SOLVED] Accidentally Installed Windows 8 Enterprise Evaluation...

1. The installation of the evaluation edition will not have overwritten the licence key embedded in the firmware - UEFI. It cannot do so - that key which is not the product key as we have always known it - is installed in the firmware by the OEM manufacturer

2. My opinion is that you should make the new hard drive 0ne partition of unallocated space - using the installation disc - the install of 8 will then itself partition the drive to create the EFI partition - FAT (not NTFS) from which the windows boots - and hands control to the Boot Manager to complete the process - the MSR partition - the main C partition and the recovery partition - not the OEM install recovery partition but the one from which the advanced boot options etc are accessed

3. I suspect but I have to admit that I am not 100% certain that the problem has been caused by the drive still having partitions on it when the install of the 8 pro was made

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I am not able to download enterprise windows 8 or windows 8.1 from the following webpage:

I can download an incomplete file from that webpage if I choose windows 8 x64 English ISO, but the download stopped at 2.0GB.

Can someone please check the validity of the download links?


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....without erasing my other programs/tunes etc?

I probably jumped the gun a bit, thinking the Windows 7 Enterprise OS that was on my new/used computer was "mine to keep". I went ahead an installed several programs including iTunes and about 8,000 songs.

Turns out the seller had only put a 'copy' of his corporate Win7 on (I guess to show me that the computer worked).....and it's going to expire in about 10 more days without the activation code.

Will all my stuff be erased if/when I install a newly purchased copy of ANY version of 7?

Thanks for feedback.


A:Can I install a new, legal copy of Seven over my 'evaluation' copy...

With a fresh format - yes.

Otherwise a non-format install should create a windows.old installation with all data intact - but your apps will not function correctly.

You're better off backing up your data / user folders etc and doing a fresh format installation.

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My laptop suddenly stopped taking inputs from the TouchPad. The cursor was nowhere to be seen. I assumed that there's been an issue with the drivers maybe, considering I got the motherboard repaired today, and I rebooted my system. And now it's stuck in a loop. It starts, asks me for the HDD password, post that the windows logo comes on the screen, then it just goes black for a while and a message appears : Your PC has run into problems. We'll restart it for you. I've done it 10 times now, and I'm getting more and more frustrated with each passing moment and each reattempt! What can I do about this?

A:Lenovo G500s - Windows 10 Enterprise Evaluation (x64) Boot Loop

Attempting to restore the system to a week back. I hope this isn't due to the latest update released by Microsoft!

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Hi everyone,

I downloaded Windows Server 2003 Enterprise 180 day Evaluation and burned the ISO image to a CD.

Because i run Windows XP i wanted to do a new installation at system boot so i could install Server 2003 beside XP on a separate partition.

But when the installation starts and says 'Examining disks...' or 'Please wait...' it never starts again! There is CPU usage but nothing happens on the screen, and I have left it for hours at a time!

Please could someone advise me about this problem? I have tried it on my Desktop and Laptop and it happened on both! Both the Computers are compatible with the minimum requirements. :knock:

A:Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Evaluation Installation Problems

Have you tried booting on the CD instead of installing it from within WindowsXP ?

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Hello everyone,
till now i was using Evaluation copy, Build 7100 of windows 7. now i have the full released version. i want to know how can i convert my current evaluation copy to permanent copy and still maintain all my current data and settings.

i tried changing the key, but it didn't work...
i dont want to re-format my PC, if there is a solution to this problem, please let me know.

A:evaluation copy to permanent copy

Quote: Originally Posted by atul1510

Hello everyone,
till now i was using Evaluation copy, Build 7100 of windows 7. now i have the full released version. i want to know how can i convert my current evaluation copy to permanent copy and still maintain all my current data and settings.

i tried changing the key, but it didn't work...
i dont want to re-format my PC, if there is a solution to this problem, please let me know.

Hi and welcome

We need swome info before we can help you. the eval (7100) is what version of win &7 (ultimate, pro, etc)

The full copy is what version of win 7


Ken J+

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Windows Vista was installed on my gaming system about a 8 months ago. For some odd reason it displays that little message like the Beta2 release, "Windows Vista TM Evaluation Copy". See attachment for further reference.

The strange thing is that I've never installed the Beta version of Vista on this computer. It hadn't even been born when Beta2 was around. Also, I am 100% sure the software is authentic. It was purchased directly from a very popular US retailer and has no problems passing Genuine Advantage and disk has all holograms.

Any ideas without a total wipe and reinstall?

A:Evaluation Copy.. Why?

I'm not certain but the 'Evaluation copy' might refer to SP1, when did you install it ? what version ?

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When i installed 7600-1385 i run "winver" and there is nothing stating its an evaluation copy, and it has no expiration date. Is this an "unlimited build"?

A:Non-Evaluation copy?

No, you 30 days to enter a key or rearm it. It is under System Properties.

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I have a friend who has currently XP SP3 on his system, he is thinking about upgrading to WIN 7 but would like to try it before he buys it. Is there any place he can download an evaluation copy to try?



A:Evaluation Copy

Get an install disk from anyone (preferably one he wants to use), and install it. Just don't enter a product key, and he can get up to 120 days.


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I down loaded IE9 which failed miserably. Cant recover to old version. The problem was I had to download and run WindowsActivationUpdate.exe

My vesion of windows is genuine but now I have
Windows evaluation copy text on my desktop and no way of validating to remove it.

A:Windows evaluation copy


What happens when you navigate to


If you are 100% certain that you copy of Windows 7 is genuine then the above link should resolve your issue

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hi all....i have "windows 7 evaluation copy. build 7260" written on the lower right corner of my desktop....can anyone tell me what "evaluation copy" means ?
i have already activated windows 7 with the genuine key provided by microsoft...:S

A:what does evaluation copy means ??

It means it's not a final version of windows7, it's for evaluation and testing purposes.

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Hi I have Windows 7 evaluation on my computer, I would like to reinstall Windows XP, I have a disk with windows XP + sp2 but can not format the hard disk to reinstall XP. The reason for going back to XP it that I have hardware and soft ware which is not compatable with windows 7.

A:windows 7 evaluation copy

and welcome to the Forum

Why can you not format? . . Did you boot from the XP installation CD?

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I Installed SP1 and after some time on the bottom to the right its saying
"Windows 7 Evaluation Copy Build 7601".
I searched on another forums but they say that the sp1 beta is installed (and that is why it says that)
But I installed SP1 RC.

A:Windows 7 Evaluation Copy

Says it on the RC too. Won't be gone until it's RTM.

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I`ve got Win 7 Proffesional x64 on my mashine and the copy is legal and activated. But, after I installed SP1 in the lower right corner I got a Watermark that it`s Evaluation Copy of Win 7 7601. But system is still activated, so I wonder what it`s about??? Evaluation of SP1 or WHAt ?? Why I`ve got this message? Is that common? Anyone ??

A:Windows 7 x64 SP1..evaluation copy ?????

Hi, Coccobill! Welcome to the Seven Forums!

Totally normal.

It'll go away once the release (RTM) SP comes out and you've uninstalled the Beta (or Release Candidate) and installed the release (RTM) SP.

There are ways to remove the watermark but I certainly do not recommend doing so.
It's easy to live with.

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i have got windows 7 ultimate build 7100 evaluation copy.

Actually i have activated it on internet and it is activated but still it shows a message regarding


I was looking for a crack for this expiry if anyone out here know anything about this please help me!!

i want something which can remove the effects of evaluation copy and get the feeling of a permanent windows 7

Please anyone help!!

A:windows 7 evaluation copy help!!!!!


Originally Posted by mayur.nirma


i have got windows 7 ultimate build 7100 evaluation copy.

Actually i have activated it on internet and it is activated but still it shows a message regarding


I was looking for a crack for this expiry if anyone out here know anything about this please help me!!

i want something which can remove the effects of evaluation copy and get the feeling of a permanent windows 7

You can`t, it will start shutting down soon and on June 1 it expires.

Please anyone help!!

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hey guys.i have evaluation copy of windows 7 version 6.1(built 7100) which will expire next year in march.i have question now,if i buy the RCA version from retail and just install it over my current evaluation copy would i be able to keep all my programs and use them ?basically just want to know if i can install RCA and have no expiry date of course and use the programs that i installed in evaluation copy?and if i can please tell me how to do?thanks
sorry to confuse

A:want to change from evaluation copy to RCA.please help

you cannot do an in-place upgrade to the final version without some tricks (you would have to extract the DVD or ISO, edit file, reburn or run setup and upgrade).

Run the Easy Transfer Wizard and then clean install is probably a better option for a cleaner, more stable and responsive system.

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I MADE MY CD/DVDRM 1ST BOOT & THE HDDRV THE 2ND BOOT -- THEN WENT INTO COMM. PRMPT &TRIED TO 'format" it out. comp. says there is a conflict between something "fmis" & 32bit & it won't purge the info. i am a novice at this so need a patient,guiding hand. no detail to small for me. the win 7 copy i have shuts down my computer every 2 hours til i replace it with the new $147.00 copy. i prefer the xp disk i already own.
can anyone help me remove this disentergrating win 7 out & help me install my old xp version
many thanx if you can & would be so kind as to help

A:Win 7 evaluation copy 7100 expired

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I was using Windows 8 RP x64 and at the last 4 days I got several crashes.
But the crashes only happen when I run JDownloader (needs Java to run).
So, I installed Windows 8 Enterprise x64 Evaluation copy, and I thought that the crashes would stop.
No. They continue. And every time when JDownloader is running. But I don?t know, if this program causes the crashes.
I used Bluescreen view to see the BSOD.
Can someone help me and tell me whats the problem ?

Attachment 8175

A:Windows 8 Evaluation copy crashes

Welcome to the forums,

Not a bsod master here but you should try to update the driver found there (wfplwfs.sys). Java was probably just using the drivers (graphics drivers are also used depending on the java program) when the error occured.

It's not always a good idea to run on the standard/stock drivers that a fresh windows has installed. Update all the drivers you can update + java to the latest version and see if the problem still occurs.

Good luck

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i'd like to format my pc, was curious how i could go about doing so while running the evaluation copy?


A:reinstall windows 7 evaluation copy?

why not just use a thrid party program such as gparted to format your drive, then reinstall??

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I just recently moved up to Windows 8.1, everything installed great. But there's one little thing nagging me, its when looking at My Desktop, you see the words "Windows 8.1 Pro Preview Evaluation copy. Build 9431." Because I don't show any icons on My Desktop this is driving me crazy. Is there away of making it go away without having to uninstall Win 8.1 evaluation copy? I've attached a picture so can see.
Thanks in advance.

A:Solved: Windows 8.1 Evaluation Copy Tag

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Just happened to notice when I was checking my latest version is an expiration date.???
It seems to me I remember that we will continue to receive updates.

A:Windows 10 Evaluation Copy Expiration

Nothing to worry about. I have the same one with the same expiry date.
As you said already " we will continue to receive updates.".
We will also continue to receive new Insider Preview builds. MS will not let the current build expires before a new one is released.
You can relax.

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I upgraded my computer's OS from W7 to W8 some months ago. Not long after, I upgraded to the preview of the Windows 8.1 Pro. My Windows-license is legit, bought and valid. However, when I returned from my christmas holiday, I noticed the message in picture #2. Fair enough, I thought and proceeded forth.

Clicking 'Get Windows' got me to the screen pictured at #3. Oddly enough, I am unable to click any of the buttons, including Download, Home, Your apps and Your account. I can access the links further down on the page (which aren't included in this screencap) but for some reason I can't press anything else.

When I've tried to access the Windows 8 Store before this problem arised, even before I installed W8.1, I have literally never been able to access the Windows 8 Store (See picture #1).

I am in desperate need of help. How do I go from here? I would like to register the Windows 8.1, but I am at a loss.


A:Unable to register evaluation copy (Pro Preview) of 8.1.

You need to upgrade to Windows 8.1 GA.

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I have installed Windows7 built 7068 and activated it online afterwards and it suceeded but then i noticed i still have the evaluation copy watermark on my desktop. i tried restarting my computer but it just don't wanna go off. Is there any other way i can remove the watermark?

A:Evaluation Copy watermark on windows 7 desktop

Hello Jeremy, and welcome to Seven Forums.

The watermark is there since Windows 7 is still not a retail version and is still in testing, hence the evaluation copy watermark.

There are hacks out there that can remove the watermark, but I would strongly advise against using them. They usually will cause Compatibility Mode to no longer work properly, and can cause other unknown quirks.

Hope this helps,

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I installed and I am using at this moment the Windows 8 Release Preview Evaluation Copy that I downloaded from Microsoft. Now....what's going to happen to people like me? Is this version going to be deleted, will not be able to use Windows Update in the future? Are we going to be forced to buy a Windows 8 copy in order to keep on going? Can anyone tell me?

A:Solved: Windows 8 Release Preview Evaluation Copy...

Looks like it is covered here..........

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is there anywere that is doing an evaluation copy of windows xp pro or home or windows xp media centre edition becouse my windows xp is not very good and the cd key has bitng used as i got this copy of windows off a freid he must of given the cd key to someone else and now i cant use it and also i cant play battlefield 1942 becouse when i loads a games or play oneline games it jsut shuts my computer down so iw ant to try an evaluation copy of windows xp pro, home or media center edition

A:windows xp home or pro or media centre evaluation copy

From what you say, what you are doing sounds illegal!

We can't help you with that.

Closing thread for now!

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My Windows is activated and the watermark was removed but soon after a restart the watermark was back. Is there a way to remove it?

A:Windows 8.1 Pro Evaluation Copy. Build 9600 Watermark

You are not the first with this problem:
Windows 8.1 Pro Build 9600 Watermark

However, I am not sure the problem has been solved yet.

Why is your Windows 8 Start logo reversed (compared with )?

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hey guys,

my evaluation copy expires july 16th 2019 0:59

what does this mean?

Are we going to pay per year as MS wants us to do right now with Office 2016, Office 365?

Jimbo, i know you bought Office 2016...my guess to avoid paying every year.

But what if MS offers another Office, say 2019 and does not update Office 2016 anymore?

Because right now Office 2013 is a pain where you do not want it.

Search does not work as should.

Functions do not work as should either.


A:evaluation copy expires july 16th 2016..will we have to pay per year..

I assume you are talking about Windows 10 Insider Preview 11082.
Microsoft will continue to release new versions of Insider Preview. It won't let the current version expire without a new release. That's one area you don't have to worry about.
Besides, 2019 is 3 years from now. By that time, who knows what has become of Windows 10 ?

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Hi guys
I know Vista SP2 is still in "beta" phase but unlike W7 where the WHOLE OS is a beta I've legally paid for a VISTA license -- so after installing SP2 knowing it is still in beta and will expire in Apr I was a bit peeved to see Evaluation Copy stamped on my Desktop - especially when I've PAID for a full VISTA ULTIMATE license.

This implies to management etc etc that I've downloaded a temporary copy of the OS rather than a Service Pack especially the water mark doesn't even MENTION SP2 on it.

This is the sort of stuff that makes me want to go to torrents to look for cracks in how to get rid of this stuff.


A:SP2 adds watermark Evaluation Copy to my Fully Licensed X-64 Ultimate Desktop

there are mutiple sites that will tell you how to hack and remove the Watermark.

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So for the past week I've been putting together my gaming rig, and I finished the day before yesterday. My copy of Windows 8 was scheduled to arrive two days later (today), and I got hasty and just installed Windows 8.1 Enterprise Evaluation via a USB drive.

My official copy arrived today, and I'm wondering if there's a way to activate/upgrade (or would it be downgrade since it's 8.0?) without having to reinstall the OS altogether - I've already set up a lot of software that I'd prefer not to redo everything, although I do have a storage drive if a complete reinstall is necessary.

Any help would be greatly appreciated

A:Windows 8.1 Enterprise Evaluation to Windows 8 Final (OEM)

To clean install:
1) Clean the HD Drive, using Step one in this tutorial:
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation - Windows 7 Help Forums
2a) Clean install with the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disk.

2b) Clean Install - Windows 8

As the new MOBO's now have a uEFI/BIOS firmware.
How to install Windows 64 bit on a uEFI/BIOS firmware:
2c) UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 8 with

Activate retail Windows 8.1 with Windows 8 Product key.

For USB:

USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create - Windows 7 Help Forums

UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows

Take a look at those posts for more info.

Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 ISO - Download or Create

How to download Windows 8.1 ISO with a Windows 8 key.
How to download the Windows 8.1 ISO

Activate retail Windows 8.1 with Windows 8 Product key.

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can some think of why I can not get the new 8.1

continue to get the error message from Store



System Manufacturer/Model Number

intel core2 quad Q6600 2.4ghz
gigabyte x38t-dq6 Intel? X38 + ICH9R Chipset
4gb ddr3 Corsair TWIN3X2048-1333C9DHX
Graphics Card(s)
nvidia geforce 8800gt 512mb
Sound Card
Realtek ALC889A codec
Monitor(s) Displays
samsung 21.3 screen
Screen Resolution
1024 by768
Hard Drives
500gb wd hd

250gb wd hd
Corsair CMPSU-750TX
Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro
microsoft wireless keyboard 7000
microsoft wireless mouse 7000
Internet Speed
cable 850
Other Info
pioneer dvd-rw dvr215d

lite-on cd-rw sohr

creative inspire pt7800 7.1

plus 2.1 addtional speakers

hp officejet pro 8500

A:upgrade to 8.1 from 8.1 evaluation 9431

See this:


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