What are the limitations of trial version of Windows 8?

Drsunil V March 2, 2014

What are the limitations of trial version of Windows 8 in terms of features? Also, is the duration of the trial version of all editions ( Pro , Enterprise etc ) 90 days?

  1. Hovsep A
    March 2, 2014 at 9:46 am

    Windows 8.1 Enterprise Evaluation FAQ
    -The Windows 8 Enterprise 90-day evaluation is the final Released-to-Manufacturing (RTM) version of Windows 8 Enterprise. This is the same software that is available to Volume Licensing (VL) through Software Assurance (SA) and is feature-complete.
    -IT professionals, IT decision makers, and developers who are looking to test their hardware, software, and deployment strategies on Windows 8 can download the Windows 8 Enterprise 90-day evaluation. You must correctly complete a registration form to gain access to the download. Incorrect or incomplete forms will result in the inability to download the Windows 8 Enterprise 90-day evaluation. If you already have access to Windows 8 bits as an MSDN or TechNet subscriber, or as an existing Volume Licensing/Software Assurance customer, you do not need to download this evaluation as you may already have access to the Windows 8 Enterprise bits without an expiration date.
    -The trial version 90 days of Windows 8 Enterprise is valid for 90 days after activation. Once the evaluation period expires, your computer will shut down every hour.

  2. Oron J
    March 2, 2014 at 8:52 am

    The only limit of the evaluation version (that's what Microsoft are calling it) is the 90 day limit.

    • Sunil
      March 2, 2014 at 4:44 pm

      Thanks. Please tell whether personalisation feature gets limited , and which other feature?

    • Oron J
      March 3, 2014 at 7:32 am

      No, it's the full product, just time limited.

    • Drsunil V
      March 3, 2014 at 5:18 pm

      Please verify your answer because personalization feature is seen to be disabled on evaluation copy of win 8

    • Oron J
      March 4, 2014 at 3:32 pm

      I can't find any reference to the evaluation version being different from the commercial Enterprise edition of Windows 8.1 and don't think it's a "feature" of the evaluation version. It is more likely to be a matter of existing policies on your network, using a guest account on Windows or a problem with the installation.

    • Drsunil V
      March 5, 2014 at 4:13 am

      Thanks for searching references. I agree that personalisation is not a feature

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