Did you know that Microsoft offers people a 3-month trial version of a full Windows 8/8.1 enterprise? Yes they do! You can get it right here.
But after those 3 months, then what? Well, there is a (legal!) way to extend this period by another 3 months. And then again and again once more!
How does it work?
Microsoft allow you to ‘rearm’ your Windows installation by following these steps:
- Install a Windows 8 or 8.1 Enterprise Pro (get it here)
- Open a command prompt as administrator (keyword: administrator! I cannot stress this enough, don’t open a command prompt, but open an administrator command prompt!)
- Type the following command: slmgr /rearm
- After running the command, you should see the following:
The slmgr /xpr command in the screenshot below lets you see the date on which your current version will expire, while the slmgr /dli and slmgr /dlv commands in the screenshot below let you see info on the license.