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Windows 7: W7 Enterprise expiry confusion.

26 Jan 2011   #1

W7 X-64 RTM,SUSE 11.1, XP PRO SP3 as a VM, VMware ESXi
 
 
W7 Enterprise expiry confusion.

Hi all
On Technet : MSDN you can download Windows 7 Enterprise. I keep reading that this is only a 90 / 180 day trial and can't be re-activated.

All I can say is that I'm still using a copy that's nearly ONE YEAR old and it hasn't expired or popped up any nasty messages.

All MS updates work fine and it always passes the "Genuine Validation Check" when required.

So looks like some confusion about this whole issue. Maybe for Non technet subscribers you can download a trial version but for Technet it works just fine.

Cheers
jimbo

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26 Jan 2011   #2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

How many times have you rearmed? There was a discussion on this a long time back, worth seeing that thread.

Windows 7 Enterprise rearm?
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26 Jan 2011   #3

W7 X-64 RTM,SUSE 11.1, XP PRO SP3 as a VM, VMware ESXi
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
How many times have you rearmed? There was a discussion on this a long time back, worth seeing that thread.

Windows 7 Enterprise rearm?
Hi there
NONE at all. It works fine and has been working for certainly nearly a year now.

Cheers
jimbo
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26 Jan 2011   #4

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Do you restore from an image every few months or uninstall and reinstall?
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26 Jan 2011   #5

W7 X-64 RTM,SUSE 11.1, XP PRO SP3 as a VM, VMware ESXi
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
Do you restore from an image every few months or uninstall and reinstall?
Nope -- this has been a 100% stable system that hasn't been restored in all this time.

System is used very regularly and Windows Update runs every time the system connects to the Internet.

Cheers
jimbo
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26 Jan 2011   #6

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

I have two computers with Enterprise running from my TechNet acct. Same way NO problems, NO exp date, All updates work, No re-installs, No Re-arms. On my Technet downloads section, it says KEY CODE for multiple activations.
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26 Jan 2011   #7

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Open an elevated command prompt, then type slmgr -dlv.

Hit Enter, then post a snipshot of the window that pops up.
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26 Jan 2011   #8

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

I think this is what yall are seeing
Windows 7 Enterprise | Trial, Evaluation, Test, Download
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26 Jan 2011   #9

W7 X-64 RTM,SUSE 11.1, XP PRO SP3 as a VM, VMware ESXi
 
 

Hi there
that looks like the answer -- the trial is for General download whereas the Technet / MSDN downloads is the full Windows 7 version.

Confusion now cleared up. Thanks.

Cheers
jimbo
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26 Jan 2011   #10

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

No problem
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