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06 Jun 2010   #1
sandymay

 
 
Downloading Windows 7

Is there a legitimate Microsoft website from where I can download Windows 7 and perhaps try out the ultimate version for 30 days or so?

I know it's available on the torrent sites, but you never know if it's been "modified" so I'd prefer to download from Microsoft.

Thank you


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06 Jun 2010   #2
kurahk7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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13 Jun 2010   #3
sandymay

 
 

I've installed the software and I'm really looking forward to trying this out.

Is there any way to tell just how many days are left in your trail period and does the rearm command work to extend the trial if you need to?
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13 Jun 2010   #4
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

On the 90 day enterprise Trial you can't rearm, but you get the same amount of time as if you had another copy and rearmed it anyway
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13 Jun 2010   #5
sandymay

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by severedsolo View Post
On the 90 day enterprise Trial you can't rearm, but you get the same amount of time as if you had another copy and rearmed it anyway
Good point. I suppose if I did want to trial the Enterprise version a bit longer, I could reinstall it anyways as it is on a test machine.

Is there at least a way of telling just how much time remains in the trial period?
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13 Jun 2010   #6
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Have a look in the bottom corner.

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13 Jun 2010   #7
kodi

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

@ theog that's a very busy looking desktop
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13 Jun 2010   #8
theog

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kodi View Post
@ theog that's a very busy looking desktop
That is a test rig only.
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13 Jun 2010   #9
sandymay

 
 

Thanks for the screenshot. Mine doesn't show that, but perhaps it's because I haven't received the prompt to activate it yet.
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13 Jun 2010   #10
theog

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sandymay View Post
Thanks for the screenshot. Mine doesn't show that, but perhaps it's because I haven't received the prompt to activate it yet.
It will show then.
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