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Windows 7: Status of Beta users

01 Apr 2009   #1
zay

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Status of Beta users

When the full edition of Windows7 is launched, what will happen to the beta users? Will the beta versions stop working? Or will MS just simply stop providing updates for the beta versions?

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01 Apr 2009   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Zay, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Unfortunately the betas have a timebomb in them that will cause them to stop working on August 1, 2009 for the 7000 beta build, and March 1, 2010 for the 7068 build so far. Afterwards, we will all need to purchase Windows 7.
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01 Apr 2009   #3
zay

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

I have build 7000, can I simply to a more current beta build, or do I have to install from scratch
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01 Apr 2009   #4

Windows 7 Build 7057 (x64)
 
 

Zay: You can upgrade from 7000 to any of the more recent builds. You don't need to reinstall from scratch (i.e. do a fresh install). Upgrade works fine.
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01 Apr 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64.
 
 

A fresh install is highly recommended though as doing an upgrade can cause problems in your registry. Problems in the registry = unstable os. Flip through the pages of this wonderful site zay and you will see people referring to these problems. Good luck!
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01 Apr 2009   #6
zay

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Thanks guys. I will go ahead and do a backup, and see if I can find a more current build to dl and install. Not sure if it is against the rules to ask for or post links, but any ideas where to get a dl for 7068. If I am in violation, then disregard, and accept my apologies.
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01 Apr 2009   #7

Windows 7 Build 7229 x64
 
 

I'm pretty sure it is against the rules to post direct links. You can check that one site with the ship on it's search page. Or just look it up in Google. Just make sure to read the comments before trying to download anything.

I upgraded from 7000 to 7068 and it's working fine so far, but I already had everything backed up in case something does go wrong.
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01 Apr 2009   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zay View Post
Thanks guys. I will go ahead and do a backup, and see if I can find a more current build to dl and install. Not sure if it is against the rules to ask for or post links, but any ideas where to get a dl for 7068. If I am in violation, then disregard, and accept my apologies.
What version are you using x64 or 86?
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01 Apr 2009   #9

win 7
 
 

Just wondering if anyone could direct me to the most recent build version (7068) if you cant post the site location here, perhaps you could email it to [eMail address removed for security - please use PM system]

Thanks in advance

rich
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01 Apr 2009   #10
zay

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RST101 View Post
What version are you using x64 or 86?
32, thanks
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