How does non-KMS activation work?

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by Shaamaan, Nov 20, 2012.

  1. Shaamaan

    Shaamaan MDL Novice

    Aug 3, 2009
    I'm pretty sure I've read some place (probably here) that regardless of version (KMS / non-KMS) the system isn't permanently activated, and will work for 180 days and try to re-validate the activation every 30 days.

    Could someone please confirm or deny this with a link? I could swear it was somewhere in the stickied OEM thread, but I may be delirious at this point. :p Or perhaps I just got that impression after reading that OEM activations may be invalidated... :confused: