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Warning: Your License for This Pre-Release Software Has Expired


When you start Windows 98, you may receive the following error message:

	Warning: Your license for this pre-release software has expired.
	Please upgrade to the final product immediately. This pre-release
	version of Windows 98 will expire on April 1st 2001. After that
	date you will no longer be able to use this software.

This error message occurs if you are running a Beta version of Windows 98, and the expiration date for the Beta version you are running is set for November 15, 1998.

When you installed the final version of Windows 98 "on top" of the Beta, this can also happen, because some files where not updated.

From our information it seems that it is possible to install Windows 98 final on top of the beta version, but you'll have to do it from the MS-DOS prompt.

The recommended way is to uninstall the beta version, and then install the final version.