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Windows 7: Windows 7 Beta Build 7000 Bug Help

18 Jun 2009   #1
danpotter

Windows 7
 
 
Windows 7 Beta Build 7000 Bug Help

i installed windows 7 on may 12th 2009 and included a microsoft key which said that it will valid till 1 year...,but today morning i saw the message that it will be expired in 14 days...Here check images



when i change the product key with new one also..no use...it still saying that key will expire in 14 days when i go to Start-->winver




help me pls.


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18 Jun 2009   #2
andythecurefan

7 Pro Build 7600.16385x64 [2.0 WEI]
 
 

that is because the beta build 7000 DOES in fact expire in 14 days. At least download the RC Build 7100 or higher to continue using Windows 7 until 2010.
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18 Jun 2009   #3
saiarcot895

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

You installed the beta build (7000). That will expire in 2 weeks. You need to install the RC build (7100), which is available on the Windows website or a newer leaked build.

Here's the link: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/win.../download.aspx
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18 Jun 2009   #4
jfar

Vista Ult64, Win7600
 
 

You need to get 7100 on your machine,, and that will last for a year.
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18 Jun 2009   #5
andythecurefan

7 Pro Build 7600.16385x64 [2.0 WEI]
 
 

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18 Jun 2009   #6
danpotter

Windows 7
 
 

can i upgrade to rc 7100 now????if i can pls..tell me the procedure..,i dont wanna format my system now..pls tell me wat to do????

hope rc 7100 full version will be released in this 1yr....
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18 Jun 2009   #7
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Hi Dan,

This is NOT a bug. The beta (build 7000) of W7 expires and will not operate after 2nd July. The only thing you can do is to download and install the RC version. Build 7100 is available from Microsoft. Subsequent versions are available, but we cannot give you any links for these. The RC version expires at the end of March 2010, by which time the full retail version should be available.
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18 Jun 2009   #8
andythecurefan

7 Pro Build 7600.16385x64 [2.0 WEI]
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by danpotter View Post
can i upgrade to rc 7100 now????if i can pls..tell me the procedure..,i dont wanna format my system now..pls tell me wat to do????

hope rc 7100 full version will be released in this 1yr....
there is a way to upgrade from beta to RC but it isn't recommended. it would be best if you clean installed aka formatted your system and reinstalled everything. Make sure to backup any files you would need.

One way to do this is to shrink your current partition that you have. Create a new one and place your documents on it. Then delete your OS partition, create a new partition, install your new OS on that. Move your stuff back and resize your partition and delete the one you used for your stuff.

and I posted the link to download the RC a few posts back.
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18 Jun 2009   #9
danpotter

Windows 7
 
 

u mean upgrading will have chance of corrupting system??
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18 Jun 2009   #10
andythecurefan

7 Pro Build 7600.16385x64 [2.0 WEI]
 
 

Read this one about why you shouldn't upgrade from Beta to RC: Microsoft: Please Don't Upgrade Win 7 Beta to RC - Tom's Hardware


and read the next part if you MUST upgrade.



From Engineering Windows 7 : Delivering a quality upgrade experience



Here’s what you can do to bypass the check for pre-release upgrade IF YOU REALLY REALLY NEED TO:
  1. Download the ISO as you did previously and burn the ISO to a DVD.
  2. Copy the whole image to a storage location you wish to run the upgrade from (a bootable flash drive or a directory on any partition on the machine running the pre-release build).
  3. Browse to the sources directory.
  4. Open the file cversion.ini in a text editor like Notepad.
  5. Modify the MinClient build number to a value lower than the down-level build. For example, change 7100 to 7000 (pictured below).
  6. Save the file in place with the same name.
  7. Run setup like you would normally from this modified copy of the image and the version check will be bypassed.
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