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the VM evaluation from Ms - WinDEV2110Eval seems to have a problem -- It doesn't give me an expiry date -- and can't do things like personalisation as it says "Windows must be activated" -- which you can't do - and in the EULA PDF it states explicitly that this software is evaluation and CANNOT (MUST NOT) be activated so pretty disappointing !!!! - It's also W11 PRO and NOT Enterprise (at least the VMWare version is.

I'm using this site : (It says W10 in the expanded URL but it's actually W11 !!)


After downloading and importing the ovf file it starts up nicely but shows it's not Enterprise -- default BTW is 4 cpu's -- changed to 2 for the host I'm running on.

So are Ms telling mega porkies again !!! I haven't got any other VMWare files / virtual machines on this system so ????? (WTF)

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Hi folks
the VM evaluation from Ms - WinDEV2110Eval seems to have a problem -- It doesn't give me an expiry date -- and can't do things like personalisation as it says "Windows must be activated" -- which you can't do - and in the EULA PDF it states explicitly that this software is evaluation and CANNOT (MUST NOT) be activated so pretty disappointing !!!! - It's also W11 PRO and NOT Enterprise (at least the VMWare version is.

I'm using this site : (It says W10 in the expanded URL but it's actually W11 !!)


After downloading and importing the ovf file it starts up nicely but shows it's not Enterprise -- default BTW is 4 cpu's -- changed to 2 for the host I'm running on.

So are Ms telling mega porkies again !!! I haven't got any other VMWare files / virtual machines on this system so ????? (WTF)

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Cheers
jimbo
It says pretty clearly: The software is licensed to you for sixty (60) days from the date of installation unless otherwise indicated in Exhibit A.
 

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