win7 ver# 7100 question

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  1. hudsonhawk

    hudsonhawk New Member

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    hello all im running win 7 rc verstion 7100
    i read some places that i can use this tell march of 2010
    can any one confirm that ?
    also is there down loads to bring it closer to the full release win7?
    there is no upgrades from microsoft for this
    also i am useing a real ser# number direct from microsoft
    a beta one but was able to get upto ver#7100
    i really like win7 i find it more compatable with older software i have

    Thanks all have fun any help will be helpfull
    i just mite have to pay for the upgrade

    im still useing a older computer and it runs well
    its a amd xp2400 mobile cpu oc to 2.4 gig
    1.5 gig ddrpc3200
    pny nvidia gs7600 agp:D lol agp
     
  2. Sonny

    Sonny Fantastic Member

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    As far as I know it is good till March of 2010. That is what I had until two weeks ago when I went ahead and upgraded to Home Premium. Windows 7 is great. I have know misgivings about updating.
     
  3. tblount

    tblount New Member

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    Go to command prompt and run

    slmgr -xpr

    By the way, Microsoft allows 30 days evaluation + rearm 3 times for 30 days each time.... so if you were running the final release it would run just as long in evaluation mode as to when RC expires.
     
  4. hudsonhawk

    hudsonhawk New Member

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    thank you sonny

    thank you sonny
    id like to upgrade now but in a month or 2 im going to build a more up
    to date computer .
    so i dont want to invest in win7 now cause ill have to do it again
    when i do the build
    im useing a sb audigy SE sound card and with vista ultimate i would get sould errors
    and i never did get the sub and rear speakers to work but i put win 7 in
    and all the sound was fully there all 5 speakers
    like i said im still useing a older agp vid card but the nvidia
    tweek programs works great
    im getiing the same bench marks as with winxp
    thanks again
     
  5. fjgold

    fjgold New Member

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    From M$

    If you decide to purchase a version of Win 7 final DO NOT upgrade the RC.
    Do a clean install instead. Although it's possible but not easy, upgrading the RC to a final release will likely bring bugs and other undesirable baggage with it.

    Likewise upgrading from Vista is best done with a clean install for much of the same reasons.
    Planning ahead and backing up all your data will make the process of clean install a lot less painful.
    Keep a list of your apps and programs as well as the saving the installers to external media.
    Keep your app install CD's handy as well.
    With proper planning you should be able to do a clean install in about 6-8 hours including the initial Win 7 install.
    Win 7 comes with a huge catalog of hardware drivers so most of your hardware drivers will most likely be installed with Win 7.

    The RC has been updated since release using Windows Update.
    Windows has an update schedule common to all supported versions of Windows.
    Update Tuesday is the second Tuesday of every month unless a situation arises where an immediate fix is required (like a developing security exploit).
    Expect Win 7 to have more frequent updates. It is a good idea to have Automatic Updates enabled, at least the option to notify you of new updates.
     
  6. hudsonhawk

    hudsonhawk New Member

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    thank you all

    i did the comand prompt update and got a message saying \
    (windows is permantly activated)
    but it says at the bottom right windows evaliuaiton verstion 7100 and it still says theres no upgrades
    can some one tell me the retail verstion out now ?
    or did i do some thing wrong ?
    thanks again
     
  7. fjgold

    fjgold New Member

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    Build 7600 is the final.
    Your version should expire in June 2010 with bi hourly shutdowns starting in March 2010.

    Unless you have used some kind of activation hack (read illegal) your build 7100 will expire.

    Type winver at a command prompt or in run to see more info.
     

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