Windows 8 Developer’s Preview Extending The Expiration Date

Today I tried to run Visual Studio 11 Express and I received a few errors and a message telling me that my version of Windows 8 has expired on 11 March 2012 and I need to purchase the release version. I was thinking to myself there is no release version yet, and there must be some way to extend the expiration date. So I Googled and found out that Microsoft has released an update to extend the expiration date to the 15th January 2013.

If you are having the same experience as me right now, all you need to do is go to Control Panel and into Windows Update and click on Check for Updates. Some how I noticed that the Automatic Update didn’t detect the latest updates.

For further information on this update and instructions click here.