Windows 7 Win 7 RC expiration date

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  1. kevin from Chi-town

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    This is from Microsoft

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    Shutdown Schedule for Windows 7 Beta and Windows 7 RC
    To avoid interruption, it’s recommended that you and your customers rebuild test machines by using a valid Windows operating system before Windows 7 Beta and Windows 7 RC expire. Windows will automatically notify you that the expiration process is about to begin. Two weeks later, your PC will shut down every two hours. For Windows 7 Beta, the bihourly shutdowns will begin July 1, 2009. The software will expire August 1, 2009. For Windows 7 RC, the bihourly shutdowns will begin March 1, 2010. The software will expire June 1, 2010
    Hope this clarifies for some.....
     
  2. Radenight

    Radenight New Member

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    A very well detailed post Kevin.. ;) Can't get much clearer then that! :)
     
  3. dodgerphreak

    dodgerphreak New Member

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    So we will have a bihourly shutdown even if we are running a different OS? Say, if we have Vista and W7 dual booted and we are running Vista after the expiration date, will my computer still shut down after 2 hours?
     
  4. whoosh

    whoosh Cooler King
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    Good question at a guess I would say if you are in vista no :)
    Change over to windows 7 and dang !
     
  5. Radenight

    Radenight New Member

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    You probably won't have to even deal with it since by the time the RC runs out, the final product will most likely be in stores.. ;) I know I for one will be heading to Saint John the night before 7 is set to release to ensure I get a copy.. :) I can see there being large lineups for Windows 7's release.. :)
     
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    whoosh Cooler King
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    Yes a hot thermos could be required equipment ;)
     
  7. carol_s

    carol_s New Member

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    If some of the RSS feeds are to be believed :)eek:), then we will have 6 months to get our paid for copy - so I for one will not be queuing all night - far too old for that type of activity these days, I'll take my warm bed over sleeping on the pavement any day. I'll take the coward's way out and order a copy online :razz:
     
  8. whoosh

    whoosh Cooler King
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    I will look at all options bar the night out as I to am too old :)
    It will be an interesting time the windows 7 public release . I do have an agenda which does include watching my bank balance ;)
     
  9. carol_s

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    Yes the Department of Pensions doesn't factor in a copy of Windows 7 :frown:

    We need to start a petition to get it paid for like the Winter Heating Allowance ;)
     
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    Lol :) Very true but I will find a way ;)
     
  11. ar-pharazon

    ar-pharazon Senior Member

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    Thanks for that info. That was the primary question in my mind when I got the email from MS.

    Secondly, will the RC eliminate all the permissions troubles of the Beta?
     
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    whoosh Cooler King
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    What permission problems exactly ?
     
  13. ar-pharazon

    ar-pharazon Senior Member

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    I've seen it mentioned in a lot of other places, but I have trouble simply copying files/folders to the program files directory at times.

    As an example, I just tried to save a .puz (acrosslite puzzle) to the folder under c:>program files>all games>Litsoft>acrosslite>puzzles.

    I got "you don't have permission to save in this location, contact the administrator to obtain permission"

    Since I am the administrator, this seems a little strange. I have gotten similar messages in the past, I can't remember the exact situations from those times.
     
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    whoosh Cooler King
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    Thanks for that have you tried right clicking and running as administrator ?
     
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    ar-pharazon Senior Member

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    I absolutely do that for installations (in addition to running in Vista compatibility mode), but most of my troubles have been with simple copying and/or saving of files.

    Some of the "other" troubles were related to attempts to remove WMP12. I read an article on "taking ownership" of files/folders to achieve that, but I never succeeded in it. That's another thing and I've gotten used to WMP12.
     
  16. Akeru

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    or you could download patch and have w7 forever and free of charge... legaly!
     
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    I sincerely doubt that any patch which deprives the creator of the software their fees for their product could ever be legal.
     
  18. Akeru

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    it's illegal to modify w7 but not to install program that prolongs it...
    because in terms of use before i install w7 doesn't says that it's time limited...
     
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    Semantics my friend, you know that it is illegal. All the huffing and puffing does not change that.
     
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  20. Akeru

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    no, it's immoral.... but because of semantics is why we all have holes in laws :)
    i have omc vista ultimate and works perfectly...

    and btw, i never broke the law... and i'm not planing to, i just said it's possible to prolong expire date of w7 and that it's legal...
     
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