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Windows 7: Win 7 fully functional if I install before Oct. 22nd?

13 Oct 2009   #1

Windows XP (about to make a clean W7 install though)
 
 
Win 7 fully functional if I install before Oct. 22nd?

I'm having trouble finding this information, thanks for the help if you know the answer. I purchased the upgrade DVD at my university for Windows 7 Enterprise Edition. I'm currently running XP and am backed up and ready to go.

I can't activate until next Thursday - what does this mean? Can I install and use Windows 7 fully until then or do I need to wait until 10/22 to install? I'd hate to install and then not have full access to things...such as the internet.

Probably a dumb question. Thanks!

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13 Oct 2009   #2

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

You should be able to activate it now... no need to wait...
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13 Oct 2009   #3

Windows XP (about to make a clean W7 install though)
 
 

Okay, I'll give it a shot. For some reason the employee said I won't be able to successfully activate until 10/22. Maybe it has something to do with the university-licensed copy? If this is the case, will that change functionality?

Thanks -
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13 Oct 2009   #4

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

It will run without activation in case you cant activate untill then. You sure its the enterprize RETAIL?, not trial right? If its trial it time out in 90 days no matter what.

ken
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13 Oct 2009   #5

Windows XP (about to make a clean W7 install though)
 
 

Thanks to both of you - it looks like I can go ahead and install and then just activate next week. It's not retail, it's a university license. Windows 7 Enterprise Edition for 34 bucks, I couldn't pass that up (since I'm graduating soon and won't have access to that kind of pricing for long). I also found this post:
Install now, activate later

Thanks so much -
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13 Oct 2009   #6

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Enjoy..
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13 Oct 2009   #7

Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

If you have the actual disc, it should work.
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13 Oct 2009   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I didn't think that Enterprise was for sale to anybody through any channel unless it was a volume license business customer.
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13 Oct 2009   #9

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
I didn't think that Enterprise was for sale to anybody through any channel unless it was a volume license business customer.
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13 Oct 2009   #10

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Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by misterfever View Post
I'm having trouble finding this information, thanks for the help if you know the answer. I purchased the upgrade DVD at my university for Windows 7 Enterprise Edition. I'm currently running XP and am backed up and ready to go.

I can't activate until next Thursday - what does this mean? Can I install and use Windows 7 fully until then or do I need to wait until 10/22 to install? I'd hate to install and then not have full access to things...such as the internet.

Probably a dumb question. Thanks!
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by misterfever View Post
Okay, I'll give it a shot. For some reason the employee said I won't be able to successfully activate until 10/22. Maybe it has something to do with the university-licensed copy? If this is the case, will that change functionality?

Thanks -
You should be able to install and activate, I believe the validation can't be done until 22 Oct.
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