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Windows 7: Status of Beta users

01 Apr 2009   #11
smarteyeball

 
 

When you do get your new copy, try an upgrade first. If you're unlucky enough to encounter some serious bugs, then go for a fresh install.

Some users have had issues with upgrades while others haven't had; or noticed ; any bugs.

I opted for an upgrade of 7048 to 7068 instead of a fresh install this time around and so far I 've noticed a few minor bugs, but nothing serious.


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02 Apr 2009   #12
Chappy

Vista Ult 64bit - Windows 7 Ult 7264 64bit
 
 

The other thing about latter builds and getting more time from them.
MS can send a new timebomb inside any update, so this Mar 09 thing is NOT written in stone.
Right now this time is predicated on the release of RTM and can be changed at any time. If W7 is ready to RTM earlier than expected, MS can send out a Critical Update that changes the time the beta builds will die, so don't expect to honestly be using a Free OS until next March as I highly doubt that will happen.
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02 Apr 2009   #13
zay

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Chappy View Post
The other thing about latter builds and getting more time from them.
MS can send a new timebomb inside any update, so this Mar 09 thing is NOT written in stone.
Right now this time is predicated on the release of RTM and can be changed at any time. If W7 is ready to RTM earlier than expected, MS can send out a Critical Update that changes the time the beta builds will die, so don't expect to honestly be using a Free OS until next March as I highly doubt that will happen.
Hopefully if that is the case, they mention the new time bomb date in the release notes, that way we can decide not to update at that time. On another note, is it true that Vista will become obsolete once win7 has made its mark on the market? Also, anyone have an idea if Win7 will cost less than Vista?
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02 Apr 2009   #14
jarsong

Windows 7
 
 

What is interesting is the License agreement text has a differnet date than the winver in the 7057 build. Winver reports 3/1/2010 but the text in the license agreement state August 2010 I think. So who knows...
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02 Apr 2009   #15
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Zay,

These are the rumored leaked prices so far, but these can always change. They look pretty much the same as what Vista started out as.
  • Windows 7 Starter $199.95
  • Windows 7 Home Premium $259.95
  • Windows 7 Professional $299.95
  • Windows 7 Ultimate $319.95
  • Windows 7 Enterprise Unknown
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02 Apr 2009   #16
copernicus

7264x64/7260x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Zay,

These are the rumored leaked prices so far, but these can always change. They look pretty much the same as what Vista started out as.
  • Windows 7 Starter $199.95
  • Windows 7 Home Premium $259.95
  • Windows 7 Professional $299.95
  • Windows 7 Ultimate $319.95
  • Windows 7 Enterprise Unknown
How do bulk license prices look?
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02 Apr 2009   #17
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Copernicus,

I have not seen anything on that one yet, but I would image that it will be close to the same as Vista when it first came out.
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02 Apr 2009   #18
Subliminal

Seven
 
 

Just for the record, I did the upgrade from 7k to 7068 a few days ago and haven't had a single error yet.

Of course, other than the cute little birdies on the boot up screen, I haven't really noticed ANY difference at all...just works. God bless Windows 7...each and every build. ;-)
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02 Apr 2009   #19
copernicus

7264x64/7260x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Copernicus,

I have not seen anything on that one yet, but I would image that it will be close to the same as Vista when it first came out.
You don't happen to remember off hand what that was do you?

I'm really liking seven, and I'll probably load it up on the five or six computers near me.
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02 Apr 2009   #20
zay

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Just finished upgrading one of my media centers from 7k to 7068, and the upgrade went well. The driver for my Nvidia card did not get updated, and my media browser stopped working. Other than that, all is well. One thing to note, you have to use the same product key you used for your previous build. I had gotten another key from the ms site, and it did not work. I found my original key, and it worked. Oh and the flux capacitor blew out, but switched it with the translucent confubobulator, and that fixed it right up.
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