This pre-release version of windows 2008 will expire in 0 hours

I have installed Windows Server 2008 Datacenter SP2, Build 6002

I am getting the message above every 2 hours after which my computer reboots.  My understanding is that this version of Windows Server is a prerelease version and I need to upgrade to the latest version.

My question is whether there is some way of upgrading in-place or will in need to completely rebuild my machine?
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patilsudarshanAsked:
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acl-puzzCommented:
its expired and you need to buy the licence and if you still want to continue using an trial version which is for 180 days i think then you have to perform an new install
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patilsudarshanAuthor Commented:
I have Windows 2008 license with me and I want to upgrade license with this evalution build and continue to use OS without fresh install.
IS this possible?
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acl-puzzCommented:
i think for licensing matter only MS can guarantee to you on it as their policy changes on per relase

give them a call
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patilsudarshanAuthor Commented:
Before call to Microsoft, I did upgrade windows 2008 with Release candidate with Install with Go online to get the latest updates....option and resolve the issue. Now my old programs and data is available.

Thanks acl-puzza for participate this article...

 
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