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Win 8 Developer Preview expiry date? when does it expire?

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  • As per title, does anybody know when this version expires?

    Is it a 180 day preview or something similar, i have a few things i want to have a play with and do not want to start something on this preview and then have to drop it.


    • Edited by orgabu Wednesday, September 14, 2011 1:33 PM
    Wednesday, September 14, 2011 1:32 PM

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  • On Wed, 14 Sep 2011 13:32:48 +0000, orgabu wrote:

    As per title, does anybody know when this version expires?

    If you run winver.exe the expiry shows as 3/11/2012.


    Paul Adare
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    http://www.identit.ca
    Bubble memory:  A derogatory term, usually referring to a person's
    intelligence. See also "vacuum tube."

    Wednesday, September 14, 2011 1:42 PM

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  • On Wed, 14 Sep 2011 13:32:48 +0000, orgabu wrote:

    As per title, does anybody know when this version expires?

    If you run winver.exe the expiry shows as 3/11/2012.


    Paul Adare
    MVP - Identity Lifecycle Manager
    http://www.identit.ca
    Bubble memory:  A derogatory term, usually referring to a person's
    intelligence. See also "vacuum tube."

    Wednesday, September 14, 2011 1:42 PM
  • so a good few months then, hopefully i will get the time to actually finish what i start with it this time lol
    Wednesday, September 14, 2011 1:45 PM
  • Hopefully there will be an updated version (a beta perhaps) available to the public by then. Otherwise the app development that we're all working on will be in limbo until a new public release is pushed. 
    Friday, September 16, 2011 6:12 PM
  • Download the update KB2671501 and the expiry date is postponed to January 2013 :-)
    enough time to play with and enjoy!!

    Thank you Microsoft.

    • Proposed as answer by Andre.Ziegler Sunday, February 19, 2012 8:48 PM
    Friday, February 17, 2012 12:14 PM
  • A new version of Windows 8 will be released at the end of this month. It will probably be announced at the Microsoft event in Barcelona, Spain on February 29, 2012. At that point, you should upgrade to the Windows Consumer Preview, which will be a much better indication of what Microsoft intends to ship.
    Friday, February 17, 2012 2:33 PM