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Windows 7: Still using RC

16 Aug 2009   #1

Window 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 
Still using RC

I am still using RC. (actually installed it a week ago) I see that people discuss different versions of Windows 7 here. Where can I get whatever is better or a next step?
And what is it?
What shoud I get?
Thanks
KH


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16 Aug 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

If you have TechNet or MSDN subscription you can get newer build versions from there. However, if you don't have that...like most of us...the RC release is the version that Microsoft provided and expect people to be using.

If you scour the net, you can find RTM (release to manufacturer) releases that are available. If you do decide to pursue one, just be sure to check hashes and get it from a reliable source so you don't end up with any viruses, spyware, or malware on your machine from a potentially tampered with version. In addition, these hacked copies come with no key and you cannot use the RC keys with the RTM....so you will get 30 days before you have to start doing the re-arm trick to get a total of 120 days out of a newer release.

I'm still using the RC release. I've got the RTM at work...but haven't seen any reason or need to update my home machine to this version as the RC is working out just fine until I get my legit key in Oct.
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16 Aug 2009   #3

Window 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Thank you. I think I will stick with RC for now. Do you know what is going to happen to it after October 22nd? I have preordered Windows 7. Will I need to do a clean install or will I be able to install it on top of RC with the final release key (if I don't screw it up untill than)? I am using this RC as a dual boot on my Vista machine just for experiments.
Thanks
KH
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