Windows 10: "life time" for unactivated 10162?

  1.    16 Jul 2015 #1

    "life time" for unactivated 10162?

    Clean installed 10162 when it first came out, but never activated it. Played and now want to reinstall clean again as a "temp" until Win10 official. Assume it is good at least 30 days if I can get that far now, but can't be sure.

    This box is normally not connected to web. As I understand, I'll have to install/activate Win8.1, pretty much Win Update to current, reserve Win10, occasionally connect to Win Update near/after Jul29 to get installable update, install Win10, delete oldWindows. Sure wish it would be possible to get Win10 iso and just clean install with Win8 license...
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       16 Jul 2015 #2

    All BETA software tends to have a limited life, usually determined as a period after release of the finished product. To get the free Win10 Upgrade one has to meet the requirements of installing from a running Win7 w/SP1 or Win8.1 computer. This page speaks to the expiration date:
    The Windows 10 Technical Preview Expires In 196 Days | TechCrunch
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  3.    16 Jul 2015 #3

    I was just wondering if the "not activated" status made a difference. I'm only wanting 10162 until I can upgrade for real rather than using an interum with Win8.1 that I have to tweak heavily.

    Yes, I know I have to have a Win8 license to get the free upgrade. Just lamenting the hassle...
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