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An update that postpones the expiration date of Windows Developer Preview and of Windows Server Developer Preview is available
Article ID: 2671501 - View products that this article applies to.
Important To continue using Windows Developer Preview or Windows Server Developer Preview, you must install this update before the expiration date. After the activation license expires, Windows Developer Preview and Windows Server Developer Preview will periodically restart. After you install this update, Windows automatically tries to reactivate after the restart until activation is successful.
This article introduces an update that postpones the expiration date for Windows Developer Preview and for Windows Server Developer Preview. Currently, the expiration date for Windows Developer Preview is set to March 11, 2012, and the expiration date for Windows Server Developer Preview is set to April 8, 2012. After you install this update, both expiration dates are postponed to January 15, 2013.
After the activation license of Windows Developer Preview and of Windows Server Developer Preview expires, the following changes occur:
This pre-release version of Windows will expire soon. Go to Windows Activation to purchase and install a released version of Windows.
How to obtain this updateThis update is available from Microsoft Update.
To check for this update, start Windows Update from Control Panel, and then click Check for Updates.
PrerequisitesTo apply this update, you must be running Windows Developer Preview or Windows Server Developer Preview.
Registry informationTo apply the update in this package, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.
Restart requirementYou must restart the computer after you apply this update.
Update replacement informationThis update does not replace a previously released update.
For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/824684/ )Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates