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Windows 7: Windows 7 7100 expiration?

28 Feb 2010   #1

Windows 7
Windows 7 7100 expiration?

Hi guys

I have two machines. one of them was built roughly in august and one was built right when 7100 came out.

machine A the very first and oldest build "evaluation build 7100" has not given me a message saying it is going to expire.

Machine B the newer build has in fact and says it will expire very shortly. EG 3/1/2010

Is there a chance that machine A will be ok? Machine A has alot of important data.

Any recomendations on how to back up Machine A?

I need all data and all programs on it? "for a small business"

Thanks for the help

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28 Feb 2010   #2

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28 Feb 2010   #3
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate

Hello automagp68, welcome to Seven Forums.

7100 will "time bomb" (if memory serves) around June; in the start/search box type"winver" without the quotes to get the expiry date, you'll get a window like this.

Windows 7 7100 expiration?-winver.jpg

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28 Feb 2010   #4

Windows 10 Pro (x64)

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by automagp68 View Post
Is there a chance that machine A will be ok? Machine A has alot of important data.
Then why in the world did you put a beta operating system on a computer with your important data?! That concept boggles the mind.
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28 Feb 2010   #5

Windows 7

RC was thought to be stable enough for use and it has proven to be with out any issue. It was backed up every 24hrs in prep for this.
Go bash someone elses thread.

correct me if im wrong but if i do a system image it will give me an image of RC correct?
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28 Feb 2010   #6
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate

No that's not correct.
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28 Feb 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ulti. x64

I used this tutorial in october to transfer my data. Works very good. Good luck to you with your problem !
Windows Easy Transfer - Transfer To & From Computers
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28 Feb 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 ®™

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by automagp68 View Post
Lets bash the guy asking a questiong intead of offering help!
You was asked a reasonable question, as beta software, especially operating systems are for testing purposes, not to install and use for your business, and your posting of this thread highlights why.

Your programs are going to need reinstalling, and your data would be best transferred to an external H.D, until you get a version of Windows 7 that isn't for testing purposes.
March 1, 2010

Task bar expiration notifications continue

The OS will restart every two hours (note that any open documents won’t be saved before the restart)

Between reboot the OS will continue to operate as normal
- Still using Windows 7 Release Candidate (RC)? Read this!
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28 Feb 2010   #9

Windows 7

Thanks for the easy transfer idea.
That well help me with another machine im working on

So can anyone confirm that a system image taken on RC will work with the actually Windows 7 install?

I was under the impression that using an image from an RC machine on a machine with a clean bran new Store bought copy of 7 would revert the machine back to an RC machine
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28 Feb 2010   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

If you do a SYSTEM image then yes, it WILL revert to the version you imaged if you attempt to restore that image. You can take an image of the DATA then restore it, that shouldn't revert you to the RC version.

Also, if you do an image, you can then mount the VHD through disk management and use that VHD as another drive to restore the data from as a drag-and-drop operation, regardless of the type of image.

I'll defend the person that 'flamed' you earlier. Like someone else said, a beta or RC OS is for TESTING. The EULA and other documents that are suggested reading prior to installation clearly state that it's not intended for 'production' machines. Yes, I installed it on my 'production' computer and used it almost exclusively until only recently, but I kept it as a dual-boot system just in case there was an issue (there wasn't in my case).
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