Activating trial disc?

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  1. danyo1337

    danyo1337 MDL Junior Member

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    #1 danyo1337, Aug 21, 2010
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    Is there a difference between the eval disc and the VL? There is a 10 MB difference. Can I just daz loader the evaluation and be good to go?

    Edit: I'm talking about the 2008 R2 version.
     
  2. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    Yes, you can OEM activate trial

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  3. FreeStyler

    FreeStyler MDL Guru

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    True... but if i am not mistaking this also is possible on a VL image, is it not? (At least this worked for me on Windows 2008)
     
  4. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    Correct, 2008/R2 can use any activation method (just like Win7 Pro)

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  5. TheWoodster

    TheWoodster MDL Novice

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    could you point me in the direction of the best way to activate it, bit baffeled by all these threads about it and im a little unsure what to use. im currently running ws2003, would i have to totally wipe the system and install ws2008 or can i upgrade it, i dont fancy spending hours setting everythingback up from scratch.
    Thanks
     
  6. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    As alsways, make an image of the existing system before trying anything new!

    OEM activation, just read the stickies & learn

    sebus