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Windows 7: Windows 7 RC1 expire date?

03 May 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Windows 7 RC1 expire date?

I have read severel places, that Windows 7 RC 1 will expire on 1. June 2010 (i.e. here nVIDIA Geforce 285 260 9800 275 295 GT GTX AMD ATI Radeon HD 4850 4870 4890 X2 - Guru of 3D: PC Hardware Reviews News )

But when I run Winver on my Windows 7 RC 1 32 bit it says:

Evaluation copy. Expires 02-03-2010 01:59.

Does this mean, that the one I'm using is not the real RC 1?


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03 May 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate RC1 x64
 
 

Hi.

I believe that your "expiration" time just means when will the Windows 7 start shutting down every 2h...
That doesn't mean your Windows 7 is fake, just that you'll have to install "real" Windows 7 then
(or at least I've read something similar somewhere)

Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong.
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03 May 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I think you are right, but why is my expiredate different from what Microsoft says officially? I think this is odd.
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03 May 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate RC1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sven View Post
I think you are right, but why is my expiredate different from what Microsoft says officially? I think this is odd.
no idea mate... sorry

But It might be that that shutting down your PC every 2h might be just the start and it gets worse later untill june 2010 you won't be even able to start Windows. Which means you'll have to buy it
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03 May 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 bits
 
 

This has already been answered by me at this thread Windows 7 Free for a year. at post#37

which is as follows:
The max date for evaluation period is upto 1st June 2010. you can see it by typing slmgr.vbs -dlv at "Run.." command or at search box. this is as under:



as you can see there is 3 rearm count left on that. if rearm is availed then you will again extend the evaluation period for 30 days over 1st March 2010 and 3 rearm means 3 x 30 = 90 days, that means on first rearm extension you will get 1st April 2010, on 2nd rearm-till 1st May 2010 and on 3rd rearm you will get an evaluation expiry date on 1st June 2010.

rearm tool : slmgr.vbs -rearm
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03 May 2009   #6

Windows XP-Pro-SP3, Windows 7
 
 

My info box looks almost identical, but the Trusted time and the end time are different.
My end time is June 1, 2010

I find that more than adequate, for an RC1, evaluation version.

Long before 2010, I'll want the Full Version.
I'll probably have it before this year is out.
I hope so, anyway.

Cheers mates!
The Doctor
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03 May 2009   #7

Slackware / Windows 7 x64 7100
 
 

Time Zones....................
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03 May 2009   #8

Windows7
 
 

My present understanding is that the evaluation ends in March, while it will cease working in June. It will enter the 2-hour shutdown pattern after March, up until it expires entirely.

Not 100% sure if re-arms would periodically remove the 2-hour shutdown after March or not.
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03 May 2009   #9

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 Win7 Eula
b. Time-Sensitive Software. The software will stop running on June 1, 2010. You may not receive any other notice. You may not be able to access data used with the software when it stops running.
c. Term. The term of this agreement will expire on June 1, 2010. You have the right to use the software under the license terms of this agreement during this period. If you do not have a product key, you may need to reinstall the software every 30 days.
well this says it all
i believe that after the 3/1/2009 the key will expire...
the software will expire in june June though...
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03 May 2009   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 bits
 
 

I am pretty sure that neither of us will touch that expiry date of this RC copy on our system. We all of us will have a RTM or final release copy of Windows 7 on our system much earlier.

so why we should think on that side which we will never see or which we do not want to see.

Expect RTM in the month of October and final release on and around 20th Dec 2009.
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