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Windows 7: Very Interesting: My Windows 7 RC Still works, and it is June 21st...

23 Jun 2010   #11
chrysalis

windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

nah it didnt stop working, just the bubble above the system tray.


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24 Jun 2010   #12
2 Bunny

Windows 7 64Bit
 
 
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chrysalis View Post
nah it didnt stop working, just the bubble above the system tray.
So your's did something different?

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24 Jun 2010   #13
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I didn't see the official link posted, so here it is...the when and the what:

Description of Windows 7 Beta and Windows 7 Release Candidate (RC) expiration dates and functionality
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24 Jun 2010   #14
2 Bunny

Windows 7 64Bit
 
 
RELEASE CANDIDATE ODDITIES Reply

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
I didn't see the official link posted, so here it is...the when and the what:

Description of Windows 7 Beta and Windows 7 Release Candidate (RC) expiration dates and functionality
And that's the funny part. Not one of these has happened to me yet:

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Windows 7 RC expiration functionality

Effective February 15, 2010, the expiration notification process begins:
  • Windows 7 RC users receive an expiration notification in the task bar one time per day.
  • Windows 7 RC users are presented with the Notification Wizard one time every four hours and then one time every hour.
Effective March 1, 2010, Windows 7 RC enters the next phase of expiration:
  • Expiration notifications in the task bar continue.
  • Computers that are running Windows 7 RC restart every two hours.

    Important When the computer restarts, your work will not be saved.
Effective June 1, 2010, Windows 7 RC expires:
  • Windows starts to a black desktop.
  • Computers that are running Windows 7 RC restart every two hours.
The only thing that actually happened from that list would be the part about "not genuine" and possibly dangerous and all that. Nothing else that bad.
I mean, I'm just test running this to see what will happen. Does it ever actually reach a point (beside windows update) where you actually can't use it?

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24 Jun 2010   #15
YTBOY83

Windows 7 64Bit Ultimate Edition SP1
 
 

Trust us all, get a proper working version, you shall not regret it. More stable as well. The best OS ever.
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25 Jun 2010   #16
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 2 Bunny View Post
Does it ever actually reach a point (beside windows update) where you actually can't use it?
Yes, it will. I'll give you two reasons why I'd make a change right away, to a previous OS or to a legit, final build of Windows 7.

1. Now that the date has passed, your system is on borrowed time, meaning it could become start showing those signs at anytime, without warning.
2. Why would you consider running on RC (still beta, technically), instead of the finalized, official code? I don't get the need/desire to cling to RC code.
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25 Jun 2010   #17
jeremyv

Windows XP Ultimate
 
 

A friend also has the same functionality on his RC. No Black desktop, no restart, only warning about not genuine Windows.

Update us if you continue to use RC...as I am curious also what will actually happen. Back up your files though.
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25 Jun 2010   #18
2 Bunny

Windows 7 64Bit
 
 
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Trust us all, get a proper working version, you shall not regret it. More stable as well. The best OS ever.
Yep, that's not exactly in the budget right now. Besides, its a funny experiment. I'm gonna laugh if we come back here a year later, the RC still works, and you guys are still desperately still trying to get me to switch.

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 2 Bunny View Post
Does it ever actually reach a point (beside windows update) where you actually can't use it?
Yes, it will. I'll give you two reasons why I'd make a change right away, to a previous OS or to a legit, final build of Windows 7.

1. Now that the date has passed, your system is on borrowed time, meaning it could become start showing those signs at anytime, without warning.
2. Why would you consider running on RC (still beta, technically), instead of the finalized, official code? I don't get the need/desire to cling to RC code.
1: Why didn't it show these "apocalyptic signs" before?
2: Well, because it is funny, and I want to see what will happen. It is still pretty darn close to the build 7600, and in fact, if I still know how to subtract, RC is only five hundred builds behind (7100).

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jeremyv View Post
A friend also has the same functionality on his RC. No Black desktop, no restart, only warning about not genuine Windows.

Update us if you continue to use RC...as I am curious also what will actually happen. Back up your files though.
Oh, I don't use it as a serious OS with a ton of files and stuff on the RC. In the extremely unlikely event that one day it just decided, "hey I'm going to corrupt your entire windows 7 hard drive partition and make you loose everying", it wouldn't really matter, because most of the stuff I use on this (shared) computer are on a different partition of hard drive. Glad to see I'm not the only one with a "working rc". LOL!

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25 Jun 2010   #19
unifex

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

Well, I guess nobody really stuck with the RC that long to tell you what and when really happens with it. Usually people want a reliably working computer, so once the final version was out, everyone grabbed a copy. At the same time, Microsoft promised that the RC will stop working. Hence all the advice you're getting here.

I think I will be interested to know what happens to your RC, so please keep us posted with your experience. At the same time, I hope you do have a real OS for your real work.
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25 Jun 2010   #20
2 Bunny

Windows 7 64Bit
 
 
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by unifex View Post
Well, I guess nobody really stuck with the RC that long to tell you what and when really happens with it. Usually people want a reliably working computer, so once the final version was out, everyone grabbed a copy. At the same time, Microsoft promised that the RC will stop working. Hence all the advice you're getting here.

I think I will be interested to know what happens to your RC, so please keep us posted with your experience. At the same time, I hope you do have a real OS for your real work.
Yep, I'll keep the RC around to see what happens. I actually use a laptop with xp, and there is xp installed on that computer as well, so we should all be good. I'll keep you posted.

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