Rearm Windows 8 Enterprise Evaluation To Extend 90 Days Trial (How To)

Microsoft has officially released evaluation (trial) version of Windows 8 RTM (Final Build). It is Enterprise version which would run for free till 90 days without any limitation. Rearm is a inbuilt feature which lets you extend trial period of Windows 8.

Not a new one but it is around in all Microsoft Products like Windows 7 Rearm or even Office 2010 rearm is also possible.

So, it isn’t cracking or illegal method to activate Windows 8. If you want to continue trial version for some more days, re-arm Windows 8 Evaluation version.

Download Windows 8 RTM Trial Direct Link

 Download Windows 8 Enterprise Evaluation32 Bit || 64 Bit DVD ISO

rearm windows 8

Once Download is complete, Install Operating System.

extend windows 8 trial

Upon boot up you will find a watermark with details of your Windows 8 copy and trial days.

How to Rearm Windows 8 RTM Evaluation

You can rearm the evaluation and make it run more than 90 days after expiration of Trial Period.

  1. To see the current license information of Windows 8, type the following command:
    slmgr /dli
  2. To see the detailed information of the current license type, type the following command:
    slmgr /dlv
  3. To see the expiration date of the current license, type the following command:
    slmgr /xpr
  4. To extend the current license grace period again and rearm Windows, type the following command:
    slmgr /rearm

All the commands are really not required, they are given just for information. Optionally you can perform Step 1 and Step 4.

extend windows 8 trial period

After running rearm windows 8 command:

extend windows 8 trial period

Now once you and done with the rearm, you can also remove the watermark on your desktop. Here is how to remove Windows 8 Evaluation Watermark (90 day License Message Line wont disappear).

  • When should I run this command for maximum validity?
    > It is recommended to run this command on 89th day so that 90 days get added to trial from that date.
  • How many time can I rearm Windows 8 Trial?
    > 3 Times.
  • Is it possible to reset Windows 8 rearm count to run it indefinitely?
    > It is possible. Wait for our article on that.
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Rohit Langde is Founder and Editor-in-chief of Blogsolute. Tech Blogger by Passion & Profession | Mechanical Engineer by Qualification | Introverted Geek by Choice

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  1. tomadorako says:

    it is not 3 rearms only 1, we can do this after 89th day of the evaluation
    hope it will expand days after rearm for 1 times only not 3?

  2. adf says:

    > It is possible. Wait for our article on that.

    Please tell us already! I very much doubt it’s possible.

  3. Riza says:

    I tried it but I got error. Then I run command as Administrator and now it works. Just maybe you must mention it’s necessary to run as Administrator.
    Thank You for the info. 🙂

  4. Bhuprit says:

    Dear Rohit Langde,

    My windows 8 license has been expired suddenly, Until yesterday 63 days was left, now it is showing that “Windows License is Expired”. Command for rearming is also not working. Please guide me what to do next. Whether i need to install windows again or any rearming process is there.

    • Rohit Langde says:

      There is no Rearm process different than the one mentioned here (as far as I know).
      And Rearm has to be done atleast 1 day before the expiry date and after that there is no chance to get it back. I guess there may have been some change in system Date and Time settings and that’s the reason it expired.

      Reinstall is only the solution in front of me as no windows 8 crack or time reset is available yet.

      • Bhuprit says:

        Thank you.
        I couldn’t identified the problem. But I am sure that system date and time was absolutely correct. Since i verified that before reinstalling that. I wanted to know one more thing about it. The desktop was absolutely fine while it giving the message about window expiration, only thing was disturbing me, that it was restarting again and again. Why it was doing so?

    • holt says:

      I Press slmgr /xpr Againt and it reset ! 😀

  5. Bob says:

    Please Type The Direct Link Of Windows 8 Rtm Professional x32 & x64
    Thanks

  6. John says:

    Thanks for the very useful post! 😀

  7. jawad says:

    it says “error access denied this action required elevated privileges ”
    please help me

  8. neal says:

    install win 8 enterprise evaluation activate check system properties windows is activated for 90 days final step now download ‘Windows 8 build 7850 KMS Activator and Timebomb Remover v0.9.4’ search on it google disable ur antivirus now. run as admin application popout click on remove timebomb in few seconds u will get successful message Done u have windows 8 enterprise for unlimited days check system properties windows activation product not available … dont mind but ur win 8 is fully activated with settings and windows update windows license validity will be stuck on the days left dont mind if it show 89 means always 89 days

    • jawad says:

      is it true or fake ? i done this on my pc today and my product id is N/A …….so i want to ask you that its really works or not ……….tomorrow i will check but …what if it expires after 90 days without showing days??

  9. Bac says:

    Hi, someone have tried to install Enterprise after 08/15/2013 ?
    To check for it is possible to install ?

  10. eri says:

    is this legal ? i mean can we use windows update after rearm our windows 8 RTM?

  11. shaikhjawad says:

    when will you post the method of making the win8 enterprise evaluation full version???

  12. Abhijeet says:

    do you have any details about the crack, which will extent licence long term and remove the watermark

  13. keerthana says:

    my win 8 RTM has expired help me how to activate it

  14. kamonasish says:

    eagerly waiting for win8 enterprise evaluation full version. .. . .and plz do give a solution to the how to remove the watermark permanently
    .

  15. Ajay says:

    I am using win 8 build 9200 ent evl is there any way to activate it permanently with the system date,i mean to say by reseting date of system after every 90 day trial

  16. Agustin says:

    Gracias me funcionó de maravillas…

  17. pankaj kumar says:

    dear sir,
    i can’t able to rearm please need immediate help please my evaluation period is going to expire tomorrow i have only one day . i try to do but got error as “Error: 0xC004f025 Access denied: the requested action requires elevated privileges”. please.!

  18. Harry says:

    how to remove “license remaining 90 days” message?

  19. BATRACHENKO says:

    Thank you so much..

  20. Parryo9 says:

    Hi I need window preview release time end every 2 hours I change the date back 06/1/2010 and not ask me I been working on the time-bomb in windows I will get back soon I check regedit keys their could be a way that has a date hidden that expired in win 8. preview release.

  21. David says:

    We are on day 91, and eager to rearm for the very first time. Am I sadly correct that there is no way to do so?

  22. Vikas Swami says:

    please tell me how to get Windows 8 rearm count more than 3 times.

  23. Sanjay says:

    Thanks for this great info nice…:)

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