5803 will run one year or 6 months ?
Posted: 03-11-2006, 07:06 AM
I am running Windows 6.0 Build 5308.winmain_idx01.060223-2145
( official, activated and genuine and legal ? YES ! )
The Eula as also stated in MS Connect Legal Threads says :
" The software will stop running on 30/09/2006 "
but now my winver.exe quotes me :
"Evaluation Copy.expires 0.8.03.2007" .. that would be exactly one year
from now on.
So what is right ?
Usually Microsofts OS-Evaluation and Betas did run in the Past exactly 180
Days and Eula and Winver Date matched the same date. So now I am a bit
Someone knows or is it lottery-play ?
I know for sure not to do important things with a BEta-Product, but I would
like to know exactly when the last good moment will be to back up all my
stuff - I do use various OS, including Linux on one Computer, some for joy
or testing. Some for work, so it comes to times when I have files that are
acessed in my other OS too and I really cannot keep all the time an eye
where I have what stored - and Vista will not even let you log in when the
time is up,so..
From MS Officials or Beta NGs nobody seems to know.
One Guy mentioned it could be just a mistake-driven date given to set when
the Build was compiled.