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Windows 7: Quick question regarding RTM

23 Jul 2009   #1
datter

Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit (RTM)
 
 
Quick question regarding RTM - Maybe not so solved?

Hi all, very new here and already with a question.

As I understand it there is an RTM version of Win 7 64 bit out there, and also that using a simple "rearm" trick a person could use this unactivated for 120 days (hopefully with no annoying popups/reminders). My question is, if someone did this then purchased Win 7 at the end of October could they just use that purchased serial number/activation on the RTM version they had installed... or would a total clean install be required?

Thanks for any help, nice forum you have here.
datter

PS- RTM I'm seeing is 7600.16385.090713-1255_x64fre_client_en-us_Retail_Ultimate-GRMCULXFRER_EN_DVD.iso


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23 Jul 2009   #2
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by datter View Post
Hi all, very new here and already with a question.

As I understand it there is an RTM version of Win 7 64 bit out there, and also that using a simple "rearm" trick a person could use this unactivated for 120 days. My question is, if someone did this then purchased Win 7 at the end of October could they just use that purchased serial number/activation on the RTM version they had installed... or would a total clean install be required?

Thanks for any help, nice forum you have here.
datter

PS- RTM I'm seeing is 7600.16385.090713-1255_x64fre_client_en-us_Retail_Ultimate-GRMCULXFRER_EN_DVD.iso
You can insert your key...np...
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23 Jul 2009   #3
datter

Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit (RTM)
 
 

Thanks!
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24 Jul 2009   #4
datter

Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit (RTM)
 
 

I just came across this on another forum, just as a heads up to anyone installing the RTM and hoping for no reinstall once retail hits.

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Just a small warning. How windows images worked before (at least back in XP) were the oem technet/msdn images were slightly different than the Retail store boxed version and the activation keys were NOT interchangeable (though there might have been a hack to get them to work. I can't remember). So if you had a retail box key then you needed a retail image. If you have a technet/msdn subscription generated key then you need the msdn iso (which I'm guessing what this leak is).

I have no idea if vista and/or win 7 will follow the same pattern.
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