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Windows 7: Last build of Windows to use a beta key..?

23 Jul 2009   #1
Vimes

Vista 32 SP1 and W7 7201 x64
 
 
Last build of Windows to use a beta key..?

Hi

I have my three copies of W7 PM on order for delivery when released (E version) but my build 7201 is collapsing due to various factors and I need to do a reinstall.

Would I be right in thinking that I could use the 16385 build and then use the rearm function to extend its use until W 7 is released.?
I would doubt that I would be able to use my license keys when I do get my copies as I have ordered the E full version of HP and, I assume, the 16385 build represents an "Ultimate" build.?

Or which is the last build (x64) that you ca use the beta keys to activate..?

Thanks for any help.


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23 Jul 2009   #2
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Vimes View Post
Hi

I have my three copies of W7 PM on order for delivery when released (E version) but my build 7201 is collapsing due to various factors and I need to do a reinstall.

Would I be right in thinking that I could use the 16385 build and then use the rearm function to extend its use until W 7 is released.?
I would doubt that I would be able to use my license keys when I do get my copies as I have ordered the E full version of HP and, I assume, the 16385 build represents an "Ultimate" build.?

Or which is the last build (x64) that you ca use the beta keys to activate..?

Thanks for any help.
I believe that 7232 was the last build to use beta keys

PS 16385 can't be activated yet due to not being available Officially yet) but you can use the re-arm command to extend its life to 120 days. 16385 is Windows 7 with SKU selection...and your "E" key won't work on it
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23 Jul 2009   #3
Vimes

Vista 32 SP1 and W7 7201 x64
 
 

Thanks for your prompt reply
I thought that my key would not work on the 16385 build and I appreciate the confirmation. So 7232 is the last build of x64 where you can use the beta keys, might have to look around
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