What happens when VM Windows expires?


  1. Posts : 419
    Windows 10.0.18363 (1909) Home 64-bit
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    What happens when VM Windows expires?


    This question might be obvious to some people, but I've only had 11 days experience with a VM. I created the VM with a downloaded build 10586 ISO, and I was wondering about W10 expiring in less than 3 weeks. Will I be able to make a new VM with a new trial period, or will I be out of luck in 3 weeks?
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    You can run slrgmg.vbs -rearm and reset your counter. Can do that 3 times. After that,, you can just reinstall the OS. That will work fine.
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  3. Posts : 17,636
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    pparks1 said:
    You can run slrgmg.vbs -rearm and reset your counter. Can do that 3 times. After that,, you can just reinstall the OS. That will work fine.
    A small typo there, the command should be slmgr.vbs -rearm.
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  4. Posts : 419
    Windows 10.0.18363 (1909) Home 64-bit
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    Thanks for the info.
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  5. Posts : 17,266
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    I didn't think Windows 10 build 10586 had an expiration date. Where did this expiration date suddenly come from? Run winver and slmgr /dlv, neither of those should show an expiration date for build 10586 of Home or Pro.
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    NavyLCDR said:
    I didn't think Windows 10 build 10586 had an expiration date. Where did this expiration date suddenly come from? Run winver and slmgr /dlv, neither of those should show an expiration date for build 10586 of Home or Pro.
    You are now talking about apples when OP is talking about oranges: The OP's question is not about traditional build expiration as we have seen in some of the previous Insider builds, but instead about the functionality of a non-activated Windows 10. It will "expire", starting to show "Activate Windows" watermark only after a few days, then losing the full functionality after 30 days.

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  7. Posts : 419
    Windows 10.0.18363 (1909) Home 64-bit
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    Kari said:
    You are now talking about apples when OP is talking about oranges: The OP's question is not about traditional build expiration as we have seen in some of the previous Insider builds, but instead about the functionality of a non-activated Windows 10. It will "expire", starting to show "Activate Windows" watermark only after a few days, then losing the full functionality after 30 days.
    Yes, that's exactly what I was talking about. I consider my VM disposable, since I only use it to make sure that new software won't cause problems, and it might be easier to start from scratch than to try to solve certain problems.
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  8. Posts : 5,478
    2004
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    You could consider the enterprise evaluation next time - you get 90 days instead of 30 (and this can also be rearmed).
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  9. Posts : 419
    Windows 10.0.18363 (1909) Home 64-bit
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    lx07 said:
    You could consider the enterprise evaluation next time - you get 90 days instead of 30 (and this can also be rearmed).
    Thanks. I'll look into it.
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