IntelliJ IDEA 2016.2.1 EAP requires activation


Today I launched Intellij IDEA 2016.1 EAP and it said that current version cannot be launched and I have to download new one (there were just two buttons like "Download" and "Shutdown"). I downloaded new build (Intellij IDEA 2016..2.1 Build #IU-162.1447.7) here and unpacked it. After that I launched it, and activation window appeared, I chose "Evaluate for month" and now if I open Help -> About, I can see following:

IntelliJ IDEA 2016.2.1 EAP
Build #IU-162.1447.7, built on July 20, 2016
Licensed to EAP Member
Expiration date: August 21, 2016
JRE: 1.8.0_76-release-b216 amd64
JVM: OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM by JetBrains s.r.o

How can I switch back to unlimited EAP license?

Thank you in advance

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Minor EAP updates require a valid license, it's by design. Next major EAP version (2016.3) will work with EAP license.

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But if I launch previous build (IU-162.74.16), it says me that I can't use it:

Does it mean that I can't use IDEA EAP until next major release?

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> Does it mean that I can't use IDEA EAP until next major release?

Yes, you can't use EAP until the next EAP for 2016.3 starts.

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Thank you, didn't know about that. I think it would be great to add more info here:


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