I get this warning each time I login to Windows 10:
This build of Windows will expire soon
Your build of Windows will expire on 31/07/2020. You should move to a new build as soon as possible. Go online for more information.
With a 'More info' and 'Close' button. The 'More Info' button goes to a website that does not exist:
We're sorry, we can't find that page.
The page you're looking for may no longer be available. Please make sure your URL is correct and try again.
With nothing in the Wayback machine either.
I'm in the Windows Insider Program (to use WSL 2), and have recently switched from the Dev channel to the Beta channel, because the Dev channel is not needed anymore for WSL 2 support. It is my guess that switching WIP channels lead to this 'Windows will expire soon' warning.
According to the lower right corner of my desktop, I'm on
Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview
Evaluation copy. Build 20152.rs_prerelease.200617-1502
I guess it says this is an "Evaluation Copy" because it is an WIP build. The current WIP build numbers are
- Dev: 20175
- Beta: 19042.421
- RC: 19041.388
So maybe Windows refuses to update to the Beta channel, because that has an older version than I'm already on. I was expecting that I would move over to the Beta channel before the Dev channel would expire. (My reason for not staying on Dev is that Dev requires to many reboots.)
My priorities are a) have a working operating system on July 31th, and b) move from the WIP Dev channel to the Beta channel (or maybe RC or turn of WIP entirely, depending on WSL 2 support). What are my options?
- Wait till July 1st and see what will happen (maybe Windows will switch to the Beta channel last minute?).
- Go back to the WIP Dev channel. (And very carefully time going to the Beta channel some how?)
- 'Refresh' / reinstall Windows somehow and get to the WIP Beta channel.
None of these are very attractive, anyone know something smarter? What will happen if I do nothing, can I still use the machine after July 31th?