Windows 10: Windows 10 enterprise evaluation change product key button missing

  1.    25 Mar 2018 #1

    Windows 10 enterprise evaluation change product key button missing

    So i have been using Windows 10 enterprise trial for about 89 days and i got a key for a normal windows 10 version, but when I go to change the product key its not there and I've tried multiple methods of activating the key none of them worked. Please help.
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  2.    26 Mar 2018 #2

    You can't. As it says when you sign up to the evaluation program you have to clean install at the end of the evaluation period. There is no safe way to change this.

    Clean install the version of Windows you bought (or re-install the eval or another 90 days).
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  4.    26 Mar 2018 #4

    I have heard of that working for normal Enterprise but whether it would work for the trial version is an interesting question.
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  5.    26 Mar 2018 #5


    You can swap between Enterprise/Pro and PfW by putting in generic keys as they are all the same now except for what features you are allowed to use..

    You have never been able to swap from evaluation to full version. The programs that enforce this (same as on PE to log you off after 72 hours) are protected by the OS. You could but you'd have to stop winlogon.exe and never reboot. Or something like that (I am deliberately vague here).

    You must reinstall unless you are making your own personal Frankenstein build which would be if not against forum rules at least against the spirit of them.

    MS is clear:
    Installation Guidelines
    • A clean installation of your former operating system will be required, and you will need to re-install all of your programs and data.
    • If you fail to activate this evaluation after installation, or if your evaluation period expires, the desktop background will turn black, you will see a persistent desktop notification indicating that the system is not genuine, and the PC will shut down every hour.
    Microsoft Evaluation Center
    Last edited by lx07; 26 Mar 2018 at 07:02. Reason: added quote
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