Windows 10: evaluation copy expires july 16th 2016..will we have to pay per year.. Solved

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  1.    29 Dec 2015 #11

    If you run slmgr /xpr from command prompt it should say permanently activated. Just means you have to upgrade to a new build before next summer.
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  2.    29 Dec 2015 #12

    lx07 said: View Post
    If you run slmgr /xpr from command prompt it should say permanently activated. Just means you have to upgrade to a new build before next summer.
    and if it says permanently activated the OP can also go back to the RTM build (10586) and not have an expiration date. The OP is also concerned about having to pay for Office every year - hmm, I haven't been required to purchase MS office since I paid for my first version of Office 2007 which is still installed on one of my computers. I have since chosen to pay for Office 2010, 2013 and 2016 - none of which have expiration dates.
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       29 Dec 2015 #13

    jeffrys said: View Post
    Hey David,

    included where i got it from and yes i am on the Insider Preview Build, last one.

    Attachment 55902

    Hopefully your question or concern has been answered.

    Happy New Year.
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  4.    30 Dec 2015 #14

    Yes Daivd,

    and thank you very much for the help

    Happy New Year to you too

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  5.    30 Dec 2015 #15

    jeffrys said: View Post
    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 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.

    Hi there

    Office 2010 (AFAIK Office 2007 as well) still work perfectly on W10 -- I hated Office 2013 and am quite happy with Ofice 2016 -- I'm not bothered what happens in say 2019 -- Office 2016 will still work and if Office 2019 has anything worthwhile then I'll go for it.

    As far as Windows insider builds are concerned -- I'm sure Ms will keep the program rolling along probably indefinitely -- after all it's a platform on which Ms get Windows tested on any imaginable piece of hardware and also in environments far removed from a typical controlled relatively sterile I.T dept / testing lab.

    The I.T depts. in most firms have to operate to different criteria to home computers and although usually work extremely hard aren't always the best people to test leading edge hardware or operate with all sorts of "Non existent" security etc etc.

    The Insider program benefits both the testers AND Microsoft.

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  6.    30 Dec 2015 #16

    Welcome to the Software As A Service business model. Honestly, I'd say Microsoft is a little late to that game.

    However, I don't believe you'll have to pay anything for Windows 10 going forward...once you upgrade an existing valid license. If it was me, I'd put a valid 7 or 8 license on that machine, let it upgrade to Windows 10 and be done with it. Then, you won't have any worries about expiration dates.
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