Windows 7 When windows beta stops

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  1. whoosh

    whoosh Cooler King
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    . On August 1, 2009 if you are still on the Windows 7 beta, your license will expire and the non-genuine experience will be triggered. Your wallpaper will be removed and "This copy of Windows is not genuine" will be displayed in the lower right corner above the taskbar. :eek:

    Bi-hourly shutdowns of this build will begin on July 1, 2009.

    Still it was Beta to know you .
     
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  2. adduncan

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    So, happy downloading the RC1 guys
     
  3. Radenight

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    The RC expires MARCH 2010.. ;) (Yes it will actually stop working completely June 1st 2010)
     
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    Radenight is right : ) Anyone who wishes to check this type " winver " without quotes in the search box :D
     
  5. Theo

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    Shut down

    Well......it was fun while it lasted.
     
  6. DataCabbitKSW

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    Yup, the timetable for the Beta expiring is correct. The Release Candidate (and later builds) expires on June 1st of 2010. They start doing two hour reboots starting March 1st of 2010. For those of you who need to get the RC, you should do it quickly before your beta times out. You can pick up the RC and your free license from TechNet here: Windows 7 RC | Support, Deployment, Resources
    The evaluation offer is open until August 15th, so get it before then. The commercial release of Windows 7 is due out on October 22nd.
    Kurtis Whittington - Microsoft Windows Client Team
     

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