[NOOB needs HELP] Activating Windows 10 Enterprise eval LTSC v1809?

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  1. jobshua

    jobshua MDL Novice

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    Apologies in advance for the noob post.

    This computer has installed Windows 10 Enterprise LTSC Evaluation, v1809... or what KMS_VL_ALL identified as EnterpriseSEval.

    Naturally, the trial period expired and this computer now shuts off after ~60 minutes.

    Is there any way to get this windows product activated? I have no idea what im doing, but this is a shared studio computer, so wiping the computer and reinstalling everything is absolute last resort. Would take days to get everything working again.

    Any advice or help is much appreciated!!
     
  2. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    Short answer, EVAL installs can't be activated by any means.

    You can try to re-arm (run in an elevated command):
    Code:
    slmgr -rearm
    to get another and final 90 days trial.
     
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  3. jobshua

    jobshua MDL Novice

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    Thanks for the reply!

    Edit: it reset the trial to 90 days!! will this work infinitely?

    So there's not any way to change windows versions/products to something i can activate without wrecking everything?
     
  4. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    bfoos MDL Guide Dog

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    No it will not work infinitely.
     
  6. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    Always create a backup or save the important files before running the inplace upgrade.
    The reset (rearm) will give you another term of 90 days evaluation and then it ends definitly.

    But do run the rearm command before doing the inplace upgrade, and again, all is at your own risk.
     
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  7. jobshua

    jobshua MDL Novice

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    appreciate it!! time to finish some projects before upgrading!