There seem to be two problems with licensing in 8.0 (build 9540):
- Affter the eval period expires there is no way to enter the license -- IDEA posts a dialog saying it will exit due to expired license but doesn't give the user the opportunity to enter a license key.
- My eval license expired well before 30 days. (I purchased this computer new only 20 days ago). Perhaps the issue is due to my attempt to try the new "share settings on IDEA server" feature. I did initially share settings with IDEA server from another computer that may have exceeded the 30 day eval limit.
I solved my problem by reinstalling 8.0.1 (build 9540). I was able to start IDEA and enter my license key.