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Windows 7: Pre-Beta M3 bits Time-bombed

23 Nov 2008   #11
Barman58

Windows 8.1 Pro x64 x3 + Windows 10 Preview, Ubuntu
 
 

Hey darkassain,

I want a better Beta too


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24 Nov 2008   #12
NormCameron

Vista X32. Windows 7 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by darkassain View Post
well hey according to the activation it the key expires on aug 2009...lol
but either way i want to use the public beta instead....
i want to see what optimizations they made...
and see if anything else is broken...
I WANT BETA...lol
Regardless of the Key activation, the time-bomb is supposed to stop the pre-beta working in Jan. If no beta then, well, we'll need to find a way to defuse it to continue to use the pre-beta until the beta arrives. (There are alleged to be workarounds available)
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24 Nov 2008   #13
darkassain

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 NormCameron View Post
Regardless of the Key activation, the time-bomb is supposed to stop the pre-beta working in Jan. If no beta then, well, we'll need to find a way to defuse it to continue to use the pre-beta until the beta arrives. (There are alleged to be workarounds available)

yes there are but i heard they only that it's only compatible with x86...
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24 Nov 2008   #14
z3r010

 

There is no way MS will leave everybody without a working copy of Windows 7, they have managed to create a good buzz with the m3 build and all this would stop if it bombs before another build is available.
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24 Nov 2008   #15
darkassain

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
 
 

yes z3r010
i agree
i could just imagine the uproar about how ms let them down....lol
they cant fall this early in the game...
or its "game over" (sorry was playing n64..lol) or a least it will be a "shame on u"
for giving all the ones who experience 7 and raved about it a cold shoulder...
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24 Nov 2008   #16
Cyberwolf

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Makes a heck of a lot of hence for a number of reasons...Not just security wise, but it would help prevent people filing bugs for issues that have been since corrected.
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24 Nov 2008   #17
Ex_Brit

Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 8.1 Pro w/MC (all x64)
 
 

I've never experienced a time-bombing of a system...what happens? Does it just stop working completely or can one retrieve stuff to back up if needed?
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24 Nov 2008   #18
garysgold

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ex_Brit View Post
I've never experienced a time-bombing of a system...what happens? Does it just stop working completely or can one retrieve stuff to back up if needed?
Good question. Since your dual booting I would think that you would at least be able to get to the files/folders through Vista or XP though. I've been saving anything I don't want to lose on my Vista HD.

Gary
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24 Nov 2008   #19
echrada

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I guess we are all going find out at the same time if there is nothing else forthcoming.
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24 Nov 2008   #20
Ex_Brit

Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 8.1 Pro w/MC (all x64)
 
 

LOL...I guess you're right! I read somewhere that it's like trying to use Windows without activating, it goes into a "diminished" mode...whatever that means.
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