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Windows 7: Win 7 fully functional if I install before Oct. 22nd?

13 Oct 2009   #11

Windows XP (about to make a clean W7 install though)

Correction, it's Windows 7 Ultimate. But I did buy Office 2007 Enterprise Edition as well. Maybe the university is that business with the license (it's University of Texas). They have a lot of similar licenses from Microsoft - but they come with a long list of requirements and you have to sign a separate agreement. For example, you're supposed to stop using the product if you withdraw from the university (riiiiight). Graduation is an exception, thank goodness, and that's what's coming up soon. I hope....

Thanks again. Hopefully I'll be swinging to the smooth sounds of Windows 7 shortly.

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14 Oct 2009   #12

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro

That sounds better....
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14 Oct 2009   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

You get a 30 day period before you need to enter a serial and activate anyway, so you are fine. In fact, since this is your first go around with Windows 7, it would be dumb NOT to take advantage of that time to make sure the system is running fine before activating. You could install it today, and if you are satisified with it in two weeks, or so, then pop in your key and activate it. If not, you can reformat and try it again, without wasting an activation.
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14 Oct 2009   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

And if you want to go longer than 30 days, you can always do the rearm trick 3 more you a total of 120 days without a key. For some people, if you format often enough you may not need to activate at all.
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15 Oct 2009   #15

Windows XP (about to make a clean W7 install though)

Thanks again for the help my friends - just in case anyone has a similar question, here is my post-installation report:

Works like a charm. Can't activate with my key yet (doesn't work) but it will next week. Really enjoying Windows 7 so far, even if it's mostly for aesthetic reasons so far.
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 Win 7 fully functional if I install before Oct. 22nd?

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