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Windows 7: Pre-Beta M3 bits Time-bombed

22 Nov 2008   #1
NormCameron

Vista X32. Windows 7 32bit
 
 
Pre-Beta M3 bits Time-bombed

The Pre-Betas delivered at PDC and WinHEC 2008 are timebombed to expire in January 2009

"Work continues on the development of Windows Vista's successor, Windows 7, and the operating system has managed to jump a few build numbers from the end of October 2008. At the Professional Developers Conference 2008 in Los Angeles, Microsoft served Windows 7 pre-Beta Build 6801 to participants, while demonstrations already featured Build 6936. However, since that point in time, the company has also evolved past the Windows 7 M3 Build 6936 showcase bits.

Windows 7 pre-Beta 6948 is already being tested, as Microsoft is making its way to the first fully fledged Beta of the operating system. Senior Vice President, Windows and Windows Live Engineering Group, Steven Sinofsky, has already revealed that the Beta version of Windows 7 is planned for the start of 2009. In fact, the pre-Beta M3 bits delivered at PDC 2008 and WinHEC 2008 are time-bombed, and set to expire in January 2009. The expiration date remains in place independent of the slmgr method to prolong the initial grace period of Windows 7 Build 6901, or using valid or leaked product keys to activate the bits, or one of the cracks that have started to circulate."


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22 Nov 2008   #2
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Thank you Norm,

To be expected, as it is a pre-beta, just hope it will keep going till they release the public beta although I'm sure that by the time it runs out later builds will be available.
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22 Nov 2008   #3
jackdelamare

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

So offical pre-beta available in January? Sounds great!
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22 Nov 2008   #4
echrada

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

A full Beta!
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22 Nov 2008   #5
smarteyeball

 
 

Anyone else getting the feeling that the 6801 build is starting to feel....meh?

(only because I know I'm missing out on new stuff )
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22 Nov 2008   #6
darkassain

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

the timebomb has been cra***d (only 32 (damm why 64 why???))...lol

Script:
*****search in google**** 
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23 Nov 2008   #7
waymack91xj

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit build 7000
 
 

Eh, so what if it timebombs, I want a later build anyway, and at the bottom on the comments one guy in convinced that it expires in July 09, not Jan.
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23 Nov 2008   #8
NormCameron

Vista X32. Windows 7 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by waymack91xj View Post
Eh, so what if it timebombs, I want a later build anyway, and at the bottom on the comments one guy in convinced that it expires in July 09, not Jan.
You are so right. The "time-bomb" is meaningless except for those pour souls who download pirate software. How many of them are running Vista Beta's as "genuine" Vista.
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23 Nov 2008   #9
echrada

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

When all these 'wake up' calls happen, I would love to be a fly on the wall..... what a mess. Glad I am not going to have to do some cleaning up.
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23 Nov 2008   #10
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 waymack91xj View Post
Eh, so what if it timebombs, I want a later build anyway, and at the bottom on the comments one guy in convinced that it expires in July 09, not Jan.
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
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