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Windows 7: I want 2 try win7 ... But I feel like an idiot

26 Jul 2009   #1

windows 7 professional & ultimate 64bit laptops
 
 
I want 2 try win7 ... But I feel like an idiot

Hello All,
I'm D/L Windows 7



what do I do with the file, does it need an activation key?

will it only last 120days?

what happens after 120days?

if I convert .ISO onto a DVD then install, will it be like a fresh install and wipe out my drive and all the programs and tweaks I've done in 10months? ( does it have to be a new HDD )

I know what I want to say but my fingers won't type what I'm thinking

all the best,
~Carmine


ps see my specs, can I only put a 32bit OS?



pps please delete this post, I'm waiting to get a new laptop with Windows 7. I deleted the .ISO and utorrent


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26 Jul 2009   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

First you dont have your specs listed. we need to know make mode ram, video card, etc.
second you are dl'ing the 64 bit which we dont know yet if it is capible of running
third there are no keys available.
fourth yes it will last 120 days unless you buy a legal copy and then it would last longer
Fifth you can either install clean, or upgrade. clean is better

Ken
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26 Jul 2009   #3
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Carmine,

The easiest way is to burn (extract) the ISO to a DVD using a program like ImgBurn to use to install Windows 7 with.

It depends on what your current version of Windows 7 installed is. Please post back on this for more about it.

There are no product key numbers available yet for a RTM build, so we have to use the rearm trick every 30 days for up to 120 days. By then though, the retail version will be for sale to purchase, install, and activate.

Hope this helps for now,
Shawn
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26 Jul 2009   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Hi pac

It's kinda best to make a partition for it as it will run out in 120 days. you have to rearm it every 30 days for a total of 120 days, then you will need to buy a retail ver. to keep using it. With the copy you have you'll need to do a clean install. Hope this helps. If you have more questions will be more than haoppy to hellp.

Smitty
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26 Jul 2009   #5

Windows 7 RTM x64
 
 

Hi
Well firstly what you have downloaded seems to be the iso. You dont need to convert it to iso, just burn it directly to disk using nero or some similar program. Cant remember if vista comes with built in iso burn function. Think it has.
Secondly, the 120 day limit is not really a concern unless your not going to buy 7 when it gets released to the masses. Just make sure the version you buy is the same as you install and all you have to do is activate using you new legit key. However if you dont intend to purchase 7 then yes after 120 days you will start getting problems. Random shutdowns etc....
Thirdly, you can upgrade if you wish. There are a lot of mixed results upgrading, so personally ( along with a lot on this forum) i allways fresh install.
And lastly, you have 3 gig of ram. 64 bit utalizes 4 gig of ram and above. You can install 64 bit if you want so long as your CPU supports it. Might be the option if you plan on installing more ram in the future. But bare in mind if you install the 64 bit of 7 you cant upgrade vista. As you cant upgrade 32 bit into 64.

Hope this helps
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26 Jul 2009   #6

windows 7 professional & ultimate 64bit laptops
 
 

Thank you all for such a fast reply,

I have deleted the file and will wait for 10/22/09.
I thought we were allowed to test these torrent things.
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26 Jul 2009   #7
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

It's up to you if you like to, but they are not official releases from Microsoft. You can get the official Windows 7 RC build from the link below, but you will need a Windows Live account to do so. You can sign up for one free there if you do not.

Windows 7 Release Candidate (RC): Instructions for Free Download
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26 Jul 2009   #8

Windows 7 x64 (Ultimate)
 
 

I see you have been bitten by the Win 7 bug... see you on the other side Pacinitaly.
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26 Jul 2009   #9

windows 7 professional & ultimate 64bit laptops
 
 

I'm afraid to upgrade or do beta testing.
I'm waiting for the holidays. I have saved $210USD so far and I want a 17" laptop with win 7 business
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