Win 8 Enterprise TRIAL idea

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  1. debin

    debin MDL Member

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    I am just thinking about something.:g:
    The Enterprise trial ISO also contain all the other Versions or not? If YES, what would happen if someone deletes the "ei.cfg" File from the ISO? It means he could install also the other Versions or not? If YES, it also would be a trial Version or not?
    Let me know what you think.;)
     
  2. PaulDesmond

    PaulDesmond MDL Magnet

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    the 90 days timebomb is not hidden in the ei.cfg file and so far any, if any other version on it, would stop after 3 months
     
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  3. tremore

    tremore MDL Novice

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    I tried it, I inserted the key windows 8 pro vl and has not accepted
     
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  4. ambidav

    ambidav MDL Guru

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    Enterprise Trial only contain 1 image same as enterprise VL
     
  5. PaulDesmond

    PaulDesmond MDL Magnet

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    you tried on ferragosto? this doesn't work :D
     
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  6. Nixeus

    Nixeus MDL Member

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    I'm sure it's possible to patch this ISO....

    Make a comparaison of the two iso's... (Entreprise Trial and non trial....).

    I think we can patch it, in order to convert Trial to "full" !
     
  7. debin

    debin MDL Member

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    I don´t mean the 90 day time bomb, i mean the trial status, i mean a chance to change the key in the Version.
     
  8. debin

    debin MDL Member

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    If it´s true, i just ask my self why they need the ei.cfg file in the ISO?
     
  9. debin

    debin MDL Member

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    I am also sure,but i don´t know how. I can not do a comaparaison of the two ISO´s because don´t have the msdn one.
     
  10. Nixeus

    Nixeus MDL Member

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    You can download the Entreprise ISO English on torrent ! ;-)

    With this, you can make a comparaison !
     
  11. debin

    debin MDL Member

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    Can´t use Torrent....o_O
     
  12. Mrx47

    Mrx47 MDL Addicted

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    You can't use the Evaluation Version as full Version. I deleted ei.cfg file. Then in the Setup, you are asked to type in a Serial. The only Serial which works is the EnterpriseEval one. Another Serial, such as the normal Enterprise Serial, won't work.
     
  13. draken

    draken MDL Junior Member

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    Exactly.

    If you open EditionMatrix.xml, you will see that Evaluation is one of the Windows 8 editions.

    Starter
    Professional
    Enterprise
    EnterpriseEval
    CoreARM
    CoreCountrySpecific
    CoreSingleLanguage
    Core

    StarterN
    ProfessionalN
    EnterpriseN
    EnterpriseNEval
    CoreN

    There are many specific XML and security catalog files, no way to convert it to a retail, OEM or Volume licensed version.

    However, one can create a small delta file to convert Eval to MSDN.

    For x64 is around 165Mb and for x86, just 88Mb.
     
  14. debin

    debin MDL Member

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    Two questions:
    So, it´s true the Enterprise Trial ISO only contain 1 image after you delete the ei.cfg file?
    If you delete the ei.cfg file and you do install the OS with the trial Key, can you change the key by using "slmgr/ipk...." solution after install or not?
     
  15. Mrx47

    Mrx47 MDL Addicted

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    Yes, it makes no sense to delete the ei.cfg.

    No, only the Trial key is accepted.
     
  16. debin

    debin MDL Member

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    Thank for check it out brother:worthy:. So, i will kick it out this solution than. :(
     
  17. dummekuehe

    dummekuehe MDL Senior Member

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    i tried replacing the spp folder after installation
    but i think i used 64bit files on a 32bit eval which was a bit stupid
    and of course it didnt work
    gonna try it again later
     
  18. debin

    debin MDL Member

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    What is a "spp" Folder brother?
     
  19. valkyrie2413

    valkyrie2413 MDL Novice

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    i have installed 90 days trial period.. hope this will enough to expand my days or a lifetime period..
     
  20. debin

    debin MDL Member

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    You should try to find a other way of expand your days....or let me say a other "Version" brother.:biggrin: