Jump to content
MSFN is made available via donations, subscriptions and advertising revenue. The use of ad-blocking software hurts the site. Please disable ad-blocking software or set an exception for MSFN. ×

How does the Trial Work?


scmartindale
 Share

Recommended Posts

I heard that Windows 7 has a 120 day trial option. How does this work?

If Vista is anything to go by, I imagine that one installs it from the disk, with no key, and it works in trial mode for 120 days. If you then buy it, you simply put your key in and it activates. Am I right?

Some concerns:

  1. Is the trial fully functional, or is it crippled?
  2. Can one install the trial from an RTM disk?
  3. Has anyone here tried out the trial?

I want to see it before I buy it.

Link to comment
Share on other sites


Thanks, Kelsenellenelvian, those are perfectly sufficient and concise answers.

Am I right in saying that the "grace" period makes a better trial than the "trial" period? I read that the 90-day trial can't actually be activated after 90-days, where the 30-day grace period (extended with the rearm command) CAN be activated at the end?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Trial software is just that - if you decide to purchase, you MUST reformat and reinstall with non-Trial media. However, "regular" media has a 30-day grace period that doesn't require a reformat if you choose to purchase - you just enter the product key from installation media and activate.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...