Modern.ie was created by Microsoft and allows you to use Windows virtual machines without purchasing Windows licenses. Its awesome! The downside is that the modern.ie virtual machines use evaluation versions of Microsoft Windows and are therefore the license expires. Starting Windows Vista, Microsoft lets you extend your grace period through a process known as ‘rearming’. You typically get up to 3 rearms or 4 times the trial period!! In this post, we will show you how to rearm a Windows 7 virtual machine that we downloaded from modern.ie.
Oh noes! My trial Windows license expired. Here is the initial snapshot (windows license expired) to begin with.
Now to check the current license, time remaining, rearm count use the command
* slmgr -dlv
You can use the following command from administrative command prompt for activation
* slmgr -ato
There you go..rearmed for action!!
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