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  • Hello,

    I have a question.

    I follow this tutorial :

    And the end, when I started my Kiosk Device, I signed up for a Developper License. I know that a Developper License expires after 30 days on Windows 8 but is is it the same delay with Windows 8 Embedded ? 

    What will be happened in 31 days ? My kiosk device will not start my application and I must sign up again for a Developper License ? 

    Best Regards 


    EDIT 1 :

    I uninstalled the Developer Licence with the command line "Unregistrer-WindowsDeveloperLicense" into a power-shell.
    And now my application doesn't launch. 

    I need a side-loading key to deploy application without Developer License also on Windows 8 Embedded :( ?

    • Edited by Paul Grie Friday, April 26, 2013 6:29 AM
    Wednesday, April 24, 2013 2:11 PM

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  • Hello Paul,

    Developer license is inapplicable to production systems, because:

    1. There are security reasons. It is allowed to install app that has been not certified by Windows Store with such kind of license, and that app can be malware.
    2. If the license expires then application no longer can work.

    As far as I know, there are two choices for usual, not embedded Windows 8 systems: 

    1. You can run applications using sideloading product key on a device (Windows RT, Server 2012, 8 Enterprise, 8 Pro).
    2. You can run applications by joining the device to an Active Directory domain that has the "Allow all trusted applications to install" group policy setting enabled (Windows 8 Enterprise, Server 2012).

    And there are also two choices for Windows Embedded 8 Standard:

    1. Pre-Install a Windows 8 App that is certified by Windows Store in OS image (there is special certification program for OEMs available).
    2. Install a Windows 8 App that is not Store-Certified by using sideloading (need to apply Volume Licensing Key on the device).

    Please refer to following resources for details:

    Please notice that the first link is applicable to Windows Embedded only in individual aspects, I provide it just for reference.

    Friday, April 26, 2013 4:08 PM
  • Thanks for your answer Sergey.

    I thought that I can deploy my application without sideloading key

    Extract from

    "You can use your own Windows 8 app instead, but you may need to modify some steps of this lab to make it work with your app. You will also need to identify the Application User Model ID (AUMID), the unique id that the system uses to identify your app, of your Windows 8 app."

    So I must pay a Windows 8 Embedded licence and a sideloadink key.


    Monday, April 29, 2013 4:08 PM