When does the Windows 8 Developer Preview expire?

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    scramball

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    As the title says ;). When does the Windows 8 Developer Preview expire?

    There was no mention on the download page that I could see, so does this mean that it doesn't expire? I assume it must at some point soon?
     
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    The command "winver" may give an indication as to when it expires.
    Type winver from a run or search box and see if there is anything.

    I have not yet installed Windows 8 yet or I would try it myself.
     
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    Yep, winver will do the trick :). It's the 11th March 2012 on my version (I guess the same for all?).
     
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    I haven't installed but I'm curious after reading the article Dave posted, are there any apps in the app store?
     
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    I don't have any. But, referring back to the article, the date is not the important part. Normally, when testing, MS give you the opportunity to snatch all your private data before installing a successor.( You normally have to uninstall previous versions first) It looks like this time the OS will just stop being functional on the expiry date. No worries except that I have read that some users are actually using it as their primary OS.
     
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    I don't have any. But, referring back to the article, the date is not the important part. Normally, when testing, MS give you the opportunity to snatch all your private data before installing a successor.( You normally have to uninstall previous versions first) It looks like this time the OS will just stop being functional on the expiry date. No worries except that I have read that some users are actually using it as their primary OS.
     
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    Not a good idea... not only is it missing features but it has bugs, and doesn't even come with the standard desktop interface as the final version is supposed to include. This isn't even an official beta release.
     
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