What are the limitations of installing a test version of Windows 8?

DrSunil Vaswani February 20, 2013

I would like to know the limitations of installing the test version of Windows 8?

Editor’s note: Assuming this is the test version the asker is referring to – Windows 8 Enterprise Evaluation.

  1. ha14
    February 20, 2013 at 9:01 am

    Windows 8 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 minimum hardware requirements are:

    1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster processor
    1 gigabyte (GB) RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit)
    20 GB available hard disk space
    1366 × 768 screen resolution
    Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM driver
    Internet access (fees may apply)
    A Microsoft account (LiveID) is required for some features
    Some features such as touch and Client Hyper-V may require advanced or Windows 8 certified hardware.
    The Windows To Go feature requires advanced hardware. To learn more about USB drives certified for Windows To Go, please visit http://www.microsoft.com/WindowsToGo.

    • Nevzat Akkaya
      February 20, 2013 at 12:19 pm

      I don't know either any other limitation besides the 90 days time limit.

    • DrSunil Vaswani
      March 10, 2013 at 9:29 am


      After 90 days of use of trial version if not upgraded from trial or full version does the trial version get uninstalled?

      and if upgraded from trial to full version the windows 8 has to be uninstalled and re-installed?

      and back up stays after upgrading from trial to full version?

    • ha14
      March 11, 2013 at 10:01 am

      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.

      If you wish to continue to use Windows 8 Enterprise after the evaluation period, you will be required to purchase and perform a clean installation of Windows 8, including drivers and applications. Please keep this in mind as Windows 8 Enterprise is not available through retail channels until October 26, 2012 .

  2. Alan Wade
    February 20, 2013 at 7:31 am

    The OS is fully operational as in everything will work for the duration of the trial period which is 90 days.

    • Dr.Sunil Vaswani
      February 24, 2013 at 11:01 am

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  3. Tanveer Ahmed
    February 20, 2013 at 6:29 am

    you can use test version of windows 8 for 90 days and after that it will stop working..

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