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

21 Jun 2010   #1
2 Bunny

Windows 7 64Bit
 
 
Very Interesting: My Windows 7 RC Still works, and it is June 21st...

I thought the RC Was supposed to expire some time ago, and I just booted it up to see what it would do, but everything is still normal. I can still run everything normally and the only thing I have seen was a quick Windows box that said "you might be a victim of software counterfeiting", but I was able to click out of that right away. I didn't know that "expires" means still 99% usable, LOL!

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21 Jun 2010   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

No sorry.
They are warning you. It will become less and less usable over time. Get a copy and validate, before you lose everything
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21 Jun 2010   #3
2 Bunny

Windows 7 64Bit
 
 
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
No sorry.
...It will become less and less usable over time...
How so?

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21 Jun 2010   #4
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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You lost some function this month, next month a little more. You will not get updates. Finally you will lose everything. Don't you think the brains at MS know that people will not pay if they only lose a little. They will lose it all. Your personal doucments may even be lost.

Then there will be the fun that you will just begin to shut down at random. Just when you are having a great chat on messenger or playing a great game, bang, shut down.
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21 Jun 2010   #5
smarteyeball

 
 

Did you use it for over an hour?
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22 Jun 2010   #6
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I've seen it reported on other forums that it will shut down every 2 hours. My question is, given how stable and good Windows 7 is...why would you still want to be running beta (aka, not final) code? You've missed out on a bunch of deals to get Windows 7 cheap. Do yourself a favor and get a license. No worries about timing out or missing updates.
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22 Jun 2010   #7
2 Bunny

Windows 7 64Bit
 
 
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
You lost some function this month, next month a little more. You will not get updates. Finally you will lose everything. Don't you think the brains at MS know that people will not pay if they only lose a little. They will lose it all. Your personal doucments may even be lost.

Then there will be the fun that you will just begin to shut down at random. Just when you are having a great chat on messenger or playing a great game, bang, shut down.
But I thought that was supposed to start in April or something already...

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
Did you use it for over an hour?
Yep.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
I've seen it reported on other forums that it will shut down every 2 hours. My question is, given how stable and good Windows 7 is...why would you still want to be running beta (aka, not final) code? You've missed out on a bunch of deals to get Windows 7 cheap. Do yourself a favor and get a license. No worries about timing out or missing updates.
Haven't really noticed much of that to be honest. Was it real? What about the "daily reminders" to upgrade that I haven't been getting?

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22 Jun 2010   #8
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Bunny here is the bottom line:

If you really want to have Windows 7, you will be buying it soon. MS knows exactly what is happening. I think they want you to get use to it and enjoy it, then take it away.
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23 Jun 2010   #9
chrysalis

windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

it would appear its behaving like a machine with expired activation, when my test pc went past the activation period I started getting counterfeit messages on that.
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23 Jun 2010   #10
2 Bunny

Windows 7 64Bit
 
 
OH NOESSS!!!1111 Reply

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Bunny here is the bottom line:

If you really want to have Windows 7, you will be buying it soon. MS knows exactly what is happening. I think they want you to get use to it and enjoy it, then take it away.
So ith like thum thort of conthpirathy goin' on 'ere, man?? *sarcasm

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chrysalis View Post
it would appear its behaving like a machine with expired activation, when my test pc went past the activation period I started getting counterfeit messages on that.
Yeah, I did get one box that said something about "you might be a victim of software counterfeiting", but nothing really beyond that. Has anyone actually seen it stop working?

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