1. Windows Central Question's Avatar
    I had an activated Windows 10 PRO (upgraded from 8.1 PRO). Before installing update build 10525 my system showed as ACTIVATED and there was no text on the desktop. Now, after installing the 10525 INSIDER build, I have the text message again on my desktop that this is an EVAL COPY. Has anyone seen this as well and, if so, is MS going to make sure our LICENSED versions don't expire with the INSIDER Build expiration?

    Thanks
    08-18-2015 03:01 PM
  2. PepperdotNet's Avatar
    If it's still activated, nothing to worry about.

    Text on the desktop is normal, it *is* an evaluation copy.
    08-18-2015 03:49 PM
  3. Saksham Jain's Avatar
    I updated to build 10525 from an activated pro build 10240 this morning.. and now it shows windows is not activated.. the error is "DNS name does not exist" .. haven't been able to find any solution..
    08-20-2015 04:32 AM
  4. AJAI BHATNAGAR's Avatar
    Same problem with me. Its ACTIVATED but evaluation copy which will expire on 16-07-2016.
    Any reasons?
    08-20-2015 09:56 AM
  5. ygtgngr's Avatar
    Because you'll receive a newer version before that date. And that one will have a a date after 16-07-2016 as expiration. It is just to guarantee that no one is left behind after a year.
    08-20-2015 10:00 AM

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