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Windows 7: RC 7100 no longer valid

28 Oct 2009   #11
rsvr85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I made a typo, it's not slmgr /slic, it's slmgr /rilc......sorry


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28 Oct 2009   #12
Blackhawk7188

Vista Home Premium 64-bit SP2
 
 

said that it was reinstalling licenses and that all were successful...do I restart?
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28 Oct 2009   #13
rsvr85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yes, providing that the command prompt said that everything is fine, go ahead and restart. It might be worth uninstalling Java whilst your at it too.
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28 Oct 2009   #14
Blackhawk7188

Vista Home Premium 64-bit SP2
 
 

Didnt fix it...still acting showing that it isnt a valid version.
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28 Oct 2009   #15
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

You can Upgrade now to Win7 with just that much on the machine. Custom install, even from boot with formatting. It only looks for any Windows OS as it scans after bootup, then passes the flag to accept key.

Buy an Upgrade and enjoy.

Otherwise, your activation was never done or slipped off somehow. Reinstall your key. It is good until June 1, 2010, only starts shutting down every two hours on Mar. 1
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28 Oct 2009   #16
Saltgrass

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Well, I was wondering if someone uses the RC as a qualifying OS for a Win 7 upgrade if the key used for that install would then be invalid. Maybe we will find out soon.
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28 Oct 2009   #17
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Saltgrass View Post
Well, I was wondering if someone uses the RC as a qualifying OS for a Win 7 upgrade if the key used for that install would then be invalid. Maybe we will find out soon.
Which key?

The WIndows 7 Upgrade installer only looks for the existence of a previous Windows OS when it is run from the desktop, or booted into. No key is checked or disabled from the previous O.S..

But you need an Upgrade key to activate.
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28 Oct 2009   #18
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

I think he meant the existing key he used initially when activating RC.

I would have thought, there needs to be a separete 'upgrade' key to be bought and used in the upgrade process.
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29 Oct 2009   #19
Saltgrass

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Which key?
Yes, I was talking about the key used to activate the RC. You say no key is checked, but Microsoft says it is, or something is checked to disable the prior OS.

I think more about this might be discovered in the coming months.
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