The title says it all. My parts are all scheduled for delivery today, but newegg thought that for some reason they would ship the OS separately. I can download windows from microsoft easily enough, I just want to make sure I can use it for a while before activating it so I don't have a useless pile of hardware for a few days. I know that in the past windows has allowed you 30 days of use before activation.
Not looking for advice on how to crack windows.
PS: I would normally just build the pc, install windows and find out for my self, but I will be donating the PSU and cpu cooler from my current rig into the new one, so building the new computer will render my current one useless.
8 is activate on installation last time I looked
7 on the other hand, we've had pc's at work that say overdue activation and appear to work just fine with no enforced limitation on functionality.
After a little digging it looks I can modify the install files very easily so that it won't prompt me for a CD key then activate it once I get my copy in the mail.
I really wish Newegg would just send me the product key rather than a physical disk.
Actually, you might get away with just using the generic 8.1 KMS key then be able to activate it within 30 days. That's what I did with my machine during testing.
Ah ha! This is exactly the sort of thing I was looking for.
Thank you good sir.
NP. Do you need the link for it?
Nah I did some google. Everything is up and running