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Windows 7: Hi, how many of you have finally done it?

28 Jan 2009   #41
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by napilopez View Post
Wait, why do I have it there?

*goes and wipes his vista partition*

:P
Because the beta has a time limit....


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29 Jan 2009   #42
Chappy

Vista Ult 64bit - Windows 7 Ult 7264 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
Because the beta has a time limit....
And there's that issue too...
Oh well...we still have 7 months to Play without Pay!!
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29 Jan 2009   #43
skunksmash

SEVEN x64
 
 

i've been using W7 as my main OS for months now, while i truly love my vista install the only reason i go back is for COD4.....




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29 Jan 2009   #44
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Chappy View Post
And there's that issue too...
Oh well...we still have 7 months to Play without Pay!!
By which time a RC should be out and we can start all over again and be tided over until RTM.

Either way having a couple of working OS'es installed doesn't do the PC any harm.

(unless your low on HD space that is)
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29 Jan 2009   #45
saverio

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
Because the beta has a time limit....
What happens when that time limit expires?

Do microsoft turn around and offer you continuity for a price or is it a case of suck it, it'll just stop working till official release date hen you will have to buy a full retail version?

That's the bit i'm dreading actually, the cost that MS will put on this, lets face it I have no problem with paying 100 or so for Mac OS X as it's only one level of OS, but knowing that Microsoft will start doing all those versions when they know that really all that was ever worth selling was home premium / enterprise / and ultimate was a big mistake.

They should imo get rid of home basic and business, and just have ultimate and enterprise - which would be ultimate without the media pc aspect but with all the security and server features still intact.

From what i've read it's this that caused so many problems with the original release of vista as people thought 'vista capable' meant being able to run ultimate no probs when their three year old budget laptops and desktop bc bundles.
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29 Jan 2009   #46
henkfrijters

Windows 7 beta
 
 

I still have a copy of my legal Vista system as a disk-image just to avoid a lot of work if for some reason i NEED to go back to Vista. The only reason I can see to go back to Vista is that Windows 7 RTM is not leaking out in time and nobody has found (by then) a method to avoid the temporary character of Windows 7 Beta.

I have seen software to promises to delete the fixed end-date in the middle of 2009.

My own PC runs Windows 7 as the only system available.

I really like windows 7 and wil change all the other systems in my house to Windows 7 also as asson as the official version is there.

Henk, The Netherlands
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29 Jan 2009   #47
Iknewitwin7

Windows 7 Pro x64 & Win7 Pre x64 / Ubuntu 9.10 Beta
 
 

I'm running Win 7 as my main Laptop OS, and don't plan on changing it til Aug.
My Desktop is dual booting Vista x64 and Win7x86
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30 Jan 2009   #48
Eternal Cat

32-bit b7000
 
 

I'm using Windows 7 as my only OS on my laptop, but I'm going to get around to fixing that as soon as I figure out how to get XP on here too >.> It's excellent for everything except DotA, which I can't get to work.
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30 Jan 2009   #49
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by saverio View Post
What happens when that time limit expires?
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by waymack91xj View Post
What will happen is it will work until the next restart on or after August 9th. When you turn it on, it will load into Windows, a message will pop-up saying that your time has expired and it will reboot (setting it in a loop)
Since the RTM will be a later build, you *may* be able to purchase the RTM copy and upgrade your existing beta installation. This will be unlikely however as the beta will most likely (99%) expire before the RTM version is released.

However, a Release Candidate should be available before then and you *may* be able to upgade your beta to the RC and then upgrade the RC to the RTM version.
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30 Jan 2009   #50
morrist

Windows 7
 
 

Not sure if I would want to upgrade from a beta. Although an upgrade would clear out any bugs that were fixed, I would just do a clean install.
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