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Windows 7: When its over?


19 Jan 2009   #1

XP
 
 
When its over?

What will microsoft do when the finish with the beta?

Will we be patched into the new version?

Will we be left behind to buy it?

IDK this is the first time I even used a beta OS...


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19 Jan 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 x2 + x86 + Windows 8.1 x64 x2
 
 

Hi Arthmx, and welcome to the Seven Forums,

basically at the point when the Beta expires the software will stop working, this is usual with Beta OS's. There may be a subsequent beta or RTM public test although this is not certain at the moment.

If you wish to run Windows 7 after the beta test program then you will have to purchase a copy when this becomes available
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19 Jan 2009   #3

 
 

Hi ghost

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Yep, if no other beta is supplied, then your going to have to buy Seven when it's released. Using the BETA does not = free version upon release
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19 Jan 2009   #4

Vista Ult SP2/Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 8.1 Pro w/MC (all x64)
 
 

Beta testers only got free OS's when they were few and far between. With half the world beta testing this thing now I hardly think that MSFT would consider giving it away.
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19 Jan 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 x2 + x86 + Windows 8.1 x64 x2
 
 

Hi Smarty,

Boo!!

you may be the beta breaker - but when something breaks for me it's a major repair job

Am looking at alternate providers to get past a less than enthusiastic current provider
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19 Jan 2009   #6

 
 

It would be good for their Public relation / image though if they did

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You must be be at your wits end by now mate
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19 Jan 2009   #7

Windows 7 RTM x64
 
 

i got a free copy of XP when i tested that all those years ago lol but to be fair like already said there must be gazillions of people testing this 7 now. But i still have my gold disk with my name on the inside cover purrrrrr
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19 Jan 2009   #8

Vista Ult SP2/Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 8.1 Pro w/MC (all x64)
 
 

I only tested XP SP2 so was never so lucky.
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19 Jan 2009   #9

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

I remember having to pay £15 for Windows 95 beta programme lol.

I imagine there will be a beta 2 or RC1 before the RTM release.
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19 Jan 2009   #10

 

I tested xp and vista but didn't receive anything, still this is by far the best beta i've tested. I cannot wait for the final release, i will be one of the first to purchase it. Heck, i am build an I7 system as we speak just to test Windows 7.
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