How to activate the trial version?

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    • #43493

      Greetings, everyone.

      I just installed a trial version of Windows 2008 Server standard edition and followed the guide to convert it to a workstation – thanks a lot to the author of the great work. Now, I wonder how to activate this trial version. Any help/advice will be highly appreciated.


    • #47754

      You can’t activate the product without a legal registration key. I wouldn’t hold my breath if I were you and I were looking for an illegal way of validating. Looks like microsoft locked down pretty good on registrations.

      I’m running 2k8 server provided free of charge by DreamSpark. It’s a program offered by Microsoft giving free software to students around the world. I’m not sure if you’re familiar with it?

    • #47755

      Thanks. I got a key from DreamSpark too. Just found the place to activate, in case someone doesn’t know it: right click on “Computer”, select “Properties”, at the bottom of the dialog is the activation link.

    • #47756

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      Arris: Please don’t advocate piracy. Thanks!

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