What happens when volume edition windows 8 pro expire

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by 123blackjack, May 3, 2014.

  1. 123blackjack

    123blackjack MDL Novice

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    I have seen windows 8 pro (volume edition expire) but never forcefully shutdown itself like Enterprise evaluation version does.

    So does the windows 8 pro volume edition go into reduced functionality mode or what exactly happens. Can i use the volume edition after expiry (legally) if there is no reduced functionality.
     
  2. PaulDesmond

    PaulDesmond MDL Magnet

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    use MTK and it never expires
     
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  3. Nucleus

    Nucleus MDL Guru

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    #3 Nucleus, May 3, 2014
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    SppExtComObjPatcher-KMS is the star of the show IMO...
    Code:
    http://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/49686-KMS-Activate-Windows-8-1-(En-amp-Pro)-and-Office-2013/page151?p=838808&viewfull=1#post838808

    MTK...
    Code:
    http://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/28669-Microsoft-Toolkit-Official-KMS-Solution-for-Microsoft-Products
     
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  4. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    Evaluation Version will expire after some days like 30, 90, 180, just depend on the time given from developer while Volume editions are not expiring, they will still working with limited function and could be 're-activated' used and KMS Server/Services or MTK! The volume edition has an grace period of up to 180 day's for each cycle. Volume Licenses mainly sold to Corporate's, Education and Government sector.
     
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  5. 123blackjack

    123blackjack MDL Novice

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    Hi i do remember with windows 7 background turned black and so on.. With windows 8 what exactly is reduced functionality. Other than occasional pop up of activation screen there seems to be nothing that comes on the way. Please advise.
     
  6. leomate

    leomate MDL Junior Member

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    Cannot customize Lockscreen, Startscreen, and user pictures
     
  7. 123blackjack

    123blackjack MDL Novice

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    Is MTK / KMS method safe like Daz Loader, As we use Microsoft account for the windows store and other apps. Seems like i am concerned on the privacy perspective. Also will i be able to get updates without prying eyes of MS. According to me the Daz loader was perfect. Does KMS activation require internet access or it does activate with a KMS generated locally.
     
  8. orbidia

    orbidia MDL Junior Member

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    Is that all that happens when Windows Expires? Everything else works the same?
     
  9. EFA11

    EFA11 Avatar Guru

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    that and a watermark bottom right corner of screen. but thats about it afaik
     
  10. free1975yuly

    free1975yuly MDL Expert

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    And the activation remembers on full screen....:D
     
  11. Carlos Detweiller

    Carlos Detweiller MDL Spinning Tortoise

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    AFAIK there is an additional grace of 30 days after KMS activation expires (OOT). Only then the nags start. Note: OOT grace might apply only to official KMS targets (Pro, Enterprise).
     
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  12. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    That's correct! And the Watermark will be back as well!
     
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  13. 123blackjack

    123blackjack MDL Novice

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    privacy

    Is MTK / KMS method safe like Daz Loader, As we use Microsoft account for the windows store and other apps. Seems like i am concerned on the privacy perspective. Also will i be able to get updates without prying eyes of MS. According to me the Daz loader was perfect. Does KMS activation require internet access or it does activate with a KMS generated locally.
     
  14. fkar

    fkar MDL Recognized Advisor

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    MTK is purely safe; it's trusted over a billion of peoples around the world. You can use it without any worries.

    Yes, of course you can get updates from MS; and KMS activation does not require an Internet connection.