1. Joined : Sep 2016
    Posts : 28
    windows 10
       22 Sep 2016 #1

    I have just installed Windows 10 Enterprise 2016 LTSB Evaluation


    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?
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  2.    22 Sep 2016 #2

    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.
    --Ed--
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  3. Joined : Sep 2016
    Posts : 28
    windows 10
       22 Sep 2016 #3

    I didn't notice or think about the "Evaluation" word. Thank for your quick answer. I think that after 90 days, I will go back to Windows 10 Professional I had before, although I deleted all it's files in the disk cleanup, because it took 40 GB on my C drive!
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  4. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 654
    Windows 7
       22 Sep 2016 #4

    The purpose of the watermark is to clearly show it is an evaluation version. Otherwise someone could sell the evaluation version as the real thing. It has happened before.
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  5. Joined : Sep 2016
    Posts : 28
    windows 10
       22 Sep 2016 #5

    Where do I see how much days left until windows expires? And if windows has been expired, can I still use it? If yes then what are the limitations then?
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  6. Joined : Dec 2013
    Portsmouth Hampshire
    Posts : 1,193
    Windows 10 x86 14383 Insider Pro and Core 10240
       22 Sep 2016 #6

    Open and admin command prompt and type: slmgr -dlv or slmgr -xpr

    The first displays your full licensing information, and the second command just shows expiry information.

    On expiry, the OS may fail to run altogether or may display warnings and close down after certain periods.
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  7. Joined : Dec 2015
    Posts : 2,431
    Windows10
       22 Sep 2016 #7

    Erez said: View Post
    Where do I see how much days left until windows expires? And if windows has been expired, can I still use it? If yes then what are the limitations then?
    In this case, it will stop working and refuse to start, end of story!
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  8. Joined : Sep 2016
    Posts : 28
    windows 10
       24 Sep 2016 #8

    cereberus said: View Post
    In this case, it will stop working and refuse to start, end of story!
    Alright got it.
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