Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Windows 7 builds and more [for Noobs]

19 Apr 2009   #1
AreoX

Windows 7 (build7000) 32-bit
 
 
Windows 7 builds and more [for Noobs]

Okay, so like some people I am a conplete Noob when it comes to Windows Seven. I have had it for less than a week, so it is still new to me. I love it a thousand times more than I ever did XP (I didn't swich to vista, so im comparing it to xp). Anyways, I have noticed that there are higher builds then the original 7000. Since I am new here I would like to ask the community some questions. Hopefully newcommers such as myself can read this and get some help themselves.

1.) How do I go about obtaining higher builds of Seven?
I am using 7000. I noticed most people have either 7068 or 7077. Are these ONLY leaked and can be obtained from torrents, or is there an update from MS?

2.) How do I install higher builds?
Once I get a higher build, will I have to completely re-image my PC? Or does it simply update my current version of Seven.

3.) What will happen when my time runs out?
Right now, windows says it will expire on 7/1/2009 at 5:00pm. If I update to a higher build, will it prolong this date? And if not, what happens when it expires? Will I simply not be able to use it? I am booting seven as my MAIN OS.

4.) Since I have the Beta, will I still have to pay for Seven when it comes out?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Apr 2009   #2
weh

Win.7.Ult.x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AreoX View Post
1.) How do I go about obtaining higher builds of Seven?
Microsoft has only released 7000 to the public. All newer builds floating around are the result of leaks having been obtained from someone in the loop or from torrents and file repository sites like RapidShare and MegaUpload. (The one you want is 7077 with 7068 as a 2nd choice -- however, the official public release candidate is due in about 2-3 weeks.)
Quote:
2.) How do I install higher builds?
You are welcome to try installing over 7000; however, a clean install is highly recommended.
Quote:
3.) What will happen when my time runs out?
Most of the newer builds appear to be good for about a year. There are threads on this site discussing the time bomb and its probabble effects. The most likely scenario is limited functionality and a nast message saying for you to get with the program because your license has expired.
Quote:
4.) Since I have the Beta, will I still have to pay for Seven when it comes out?
Microsoft isn't called M$ for nothing -- of course you'll have to pay. As will we all.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Apr 2009   #3
AreoX

Windows 7 (build7000) 32-bit
 
 

Thanks a lot! really fast reply.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Apr 2009   #4
johngalt

 

I'd add that as long as M$ is deciding the price, you'll have to pay - but I think there may be a bit of a surprise in the works in terms of the actual costs when it finally goes RTM....
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Windows 7 builds and more [for Noobs]




Thread Tools





Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
How To Set NAT Open For Black ops 2 HELLLLP (Getting killed by NOOBS)
Hi Guys i have a ZTE ZXHN H108N Modem and i need help to set the nat to open when i login the game it says NAT TYPE :moderate and it lags as **** Please help its fine with no lag for 3 - 5 days then is stays on the lag for a month and so on.
Network & Sharing
networking for noobs
I know a little more than the average user when it comes to PC use and diagnosing problems. I can always learn more. I'd like to start to learn about networking of which I know very little. Are there any books that cover the basics, such as what is an IP address and how office networks are setup...
Network & Sharing
Windows 7 RTM and SP1 builds
after windows 7 beta build 7000 and windows 7 RC build 7100 so build 7101 --- 7199 will be pre RTM branch and build 7200 will be win 7 RTM build 7200 will be complied between june 15 - june 20
General Discussion
Windows 7 RC1 Branch Builds
Something interesting. The guy is whining but suggests build 7048.winmain_win7rc1.090211-1625 has already been compiled... more at source: Windows 7 RC1 Branch Builds being Compiled?
News

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 18:21.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App