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Windows 7: RC keys still available?

20 Nov 2009   #1
DaRonRon

Main OS: Windows 7 64 bit, Secondary: Vista 32 bit
 
 
RC keys still available?

I just wanted to know whether i can still download and install the RC now even though the retail version is out. I still have the 7100 version on disc so i can install that.But is it possible to still find serials to activate the RC? Im planning on using it till it expires sometime next year.

Thanks


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20 Nov 2009   #2
darkassain

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DaRonRon View Post
I just wanted to know whether i can still download and install the RC now even though the retail version is out. I still have the 7100 version on disc so i can install that.But is it possible to still find serials to activate the RC? Im planning on using it till it expires sometime next year.

Thanks
the keys are still on the web...
Windows 7 RC Activation Product Keys - Free for all - Softpedia
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20 Nov 2009   #3
DaRonRon

Main OS: Windows 7 64 bit, Secondary: Vista 32 bit
 
 

thanks for the link!

But are you sure they will work? That article is from May. I dont want to install Win7 and then find out i cant activate it..
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20 Nov 2009   #4
Litude

Windows 7
 
 

They will work, but remember that the bi-hourly shutdowns will start in March. I do remember the x86 and x64 having unique product keys whilst the article seems to imply they were shared.
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20 Nov 2009   #5
Klaw117

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

If you're afraid the others won't work, I have one for you that I never used. I thought it would be useful to have more than one key.
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20 Nov 2009   #6
Qdos

 

There were multiple identical keys issued for the trials, any should still work
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20 Nov 2009   #7
darkassain

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Litude View Post
They will work, but remember that the bi-hourly shutdowns will start in March. I do remember the x86 and x64 having unique product keys whilst the article seems to imply they were shared.
naw they are shared...
MS just designated some keys x64 and other x86


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Klaw117 View Post
If you're afraid the others won't work, I have one for you that I never used. I thought it would be useful to have more than one key.
they should still activate...
these are MAK keys meaning thousands of other people are using them...
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20 Nov 2009   #8
gregrocker

 

You can use the RC before it expires to qualify for an Upgrade version.

http://www.winsupersite.com/win7/upgrade_04.asp
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20 Nov 2009   #9
poin2

Windows7
 
 

They stopped RC downloads in August, but still issue keys for those who already have the software.

They did indeed issue the same activation keys to everyone. There are maybe a couple dozen total keys that they listed differently for x86 and x64, but I believe they'll activate either version.

The bihourly shutdowns begin in March when the RC technically expires (before full shut off in June). They haven't indicated when they'll cut off new activations.

If you're sticking with the RC for now, I'd remember that all drivers, software, etc. getting put out there are being made compatible for the Retail version. If there are conflicts with the RC that start cropping up, they're not supported. If you're going to move to the final version eventually, there's no advantage in waiting all the way to March or June.
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20 Nov 2009   #10
gregrocker

 

RC is greatly inferior to RTM. It was still buggy. It had a ton of monitoring software taken off in RTM.

I'd personally use the RTM and rearm for 120 days total while I save up a dollar a day to buy an Upgrade, or $150 to get 3 family licenses. These licenses are for life, folks.
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